Archive for September, 2004

  • When Fox Was King

    September 1, 2004 by John Boileau
    Photos: National Archives of Canada—PA043988; national Archives of Canada—PA043978 (Inset) Scottish comedian Sandy MacGregor holds three silver blacks while visiting a farm during the industry’s golden years; A fox inhabits a pen at the Victoria Fox Farm in Charlottetown, P.E.I. Those who got in at...
  • The Imperial Gift: Air Force, Part 5

    September 1, 2004 by Hugh A. Halliday
    PHOTO: NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF CANADA—PA53249 The engine is changed in a Felixstowe F.3 flying boat at Victoria Beach, Man., in August 1922. In 1919-20, the British government presented hundreds of airplanes and associated equipment to several of its dominions. In Canada and Australia, these assets...
  • Niobe’s Brief Operational Career: Navy, Part 5

    September 1, 2004 by Marc Milner
    PHOTO: NOTMAN STUDIO, national Archives of canada—PA028497 Niobe sits in dry dock prior to her service in World War I. Part 5 As war clouds gathered over Europe in July 1914, the Royal Canadian Navy’s only East Coast ship—HMCS Niobe—lay mouldering alongside the dockyard in...
  • Trench Warfare In 1915: Army, Part 54

    September 1, 2004 by Terry Copp
    PHOTO: HORACE BROWN, NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF CANADA—PA107276 Canadian troops share a smoke in the trenches in France in 1915. The last elements of 1st Canadian Infantry Division left the Ypres salient on May 4, 1915, having suffered just over 6,000 casualties. One Canadian battalion, the...
  • National Defence Offers To Mount Service Medals

    September 1, 2004 by Legion Magazine
    photo: Tom MacGregor Court mounting medals improves the appearance. The Canadian Forces has changed its regulations to allow recently retired members who received medals just prior to their retirement to have them formally mounted at public expense. Called court mounting, it was once required for...
  • Military Cemetery Receives Tri-Service Monument

    September 1, 2004 by Legion Magazine
    by Natalie Salat photoS: NATALIE SALAT Taking part in the ceremony to unveil a tri-service monument are (from left) Julia Mills, padre Gerry Peddle and Jean Pariseau who originally conceived the project. Top: The monument is inscribed with war poems such as In Flanders Fields....
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