Archive for July, 2004

  • Ice Queen

    July 1, 2004 by John Boileau
    Photo: national Archives of Canada–PA206274 HMCS Labrador smashes through sea ice during her 1954 voyage. When the icebreaker Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Labrador steamed out of Halifax on July 23, 1954, nobody was predicting it was the start of one of the most momentous voyages...
  • A High Flyer, Indeed: Air Force, Part 4

    July 1, 2004 by Hugh A. Halliday
    PHOTO: NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF CANADA–RE20365 A signed photograph of Ernest Lloyd Janney, taken in Toronto in 1915. The Canadian government’s pre-World War I military aviation policy was simple—there was none. Aircraft trials at Petawawa, Ont., in 1909 had ended in two crashes, and efforts by...
  • The Horrors Of Gas Warfare: Army, Part 53

    July 1, 2004 by Terry Copp
    Photo: national archives of canada Richard Jack’s painting, The Second Battle of Ypres, depicts the battle scene in 1915. While 1st Canadian Infantry Division was training and re-equipping in England, the war on the Western Front had become stalemated. Trenches began to stretch from the...
  • Saved By A Few Good Men: Navy, Part 4

    July 1, 2004 by Marc Milner
    PHOTO: NOTMAN STUDIO, national Archives of canada–PA028499 Members of the Royal Naval College of Canada’s class of 1912 practise rowing near Halifax. By the time Canada was at war in August 1914, only tiny Rainbow, her crew augmented by volunteers, was able to respond. Indeed,...
  • by Natalie Salat Canadian Forces Advisory Council chairman Peter Neary (left) and Roméo Dallaire highlight the urgency of looking after current CF veterans with the release of a discussion paper. Canada must do more to help the new generation of Canadian Forces veterans and their...
  • Winding Down In Bosnia

    July 1, 2004 by Legion Magazine
    by Ray Dick It’s cool, grey and drizzling rain in a mountain valley near the northwestern Bosnian community of Sanski Most, the early morning stillness broken only by the rumble of vehicles moving into position to block a 3.5-kilometre section of rural road. The soldiers...
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