Archive for March, 2004

  • Driving The Dempster

    March 1, 2004 by Les McLaughlin
    The Dempster Highway curls through Wright Pass in the Yukon Territory; Caribou use the Dempster Highway as a migratory pathway; the search party for the Lost Patrol prepares to leave Dawson City in February 1911. The sign on Bill Rutherford’s 53-foot Mack truck trailer reads...
  • Eyes In The Skies: Air Force, Part 2

    March 1, 2004 by Hugh A. Halliday
    Enemy positions were also observed with the use of balloons during WW I. This photo was taken in September 1916 The literature of World War I aviation history is filled with accounts of fighter pilots, more particularly the famous aces like Manfred von Richthofen and...
  • The Fall Of The Reich: Army, Part 51

    March 1, 2004 by Terry Copp
    Canadian soldiers toss their hats in the air in celebration of the formal surrender of German forces in the Netherlands. The date is May 5, 1945. Starting a war is easy, the difficult part is ending it. When Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin met at Yalta...
  • A Sea Of Politics: Navy, Part 2

    March 1, 2004 by Marc Milner
    His Majesty’s Canadian Ship Niobe visits Cornwallis, N.S., in 1912. She had become part of Canada’s navy in 1910. Inset: Sir Charles Kingsmill in 1908. The Naval Service of Canada came into being on May 4, 1910, when royal assent was granted to Sir Wilfrid...
  • Eye On Defence: Testing The New Government

    March 1, 2004 by Legion Magazine
    by David J. Bercuson MP David Pratt places a wreath in Rouen, France, in 2002. He was named minister of National Defence in December. In the first seven days after Paul Martin succeeded Jean Chrétien as prime minister of Canada (the time of the writing...
  • Air Force Blues

    March 1, 2004 by Legion Magazine
    by Ralph Annis From top left: Capt. John Gelinas prepares his CC-130 Hercules for a 2003 flight to Afghanistan; Cpl. Chris Buglar washes an Aurora during a 2003 mission; with his canopy open, a CF-18 pilot awaits clearance to taxi onto the runway at Aviano,...
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