Archive for December, 2008

  • Injured Soldier Competes In Beijing

    December 21, 2008 by Sharon Adams
    Three years after a spinal injury during a parachute jump abruptly ended his military career, retired sergeant Steve Daniel is an exceptional athlete, coming out of the Paralympic Games in Beijing ranked 11th in the world for arms-only rowing. “I first stepped into my racing...
  • Western Air Command: Air Force, Part 30

    December 19, 2008 by Hugh A. Halliday
    A Supermarine Stranraer at Alliford Bay, B.C., 1941. PHOTO: DEPT. OF NATIONAL DEFENCE, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA–PA136890 In 1920, the newly formed Canadian Air Board, controlling both civil and military aviation, established a base at Jericho Beach, Vancouver, which became the principal air force base...
  • The Rise Of Leonard Murray: Navy, Part 30

    December 12, 2008 by Marc Milner
    Captain L.W. Murray in HMCS Assiniboine. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA104197 The establishment of the New­found­land Escort Force (NEF) in May 1941 marked the beginning of the modern Canadian navy. Previously, the Royal Canadian Navy had served either uniquely Canadian needs, or as part of...
  • All wounded Canadian military personnel—regular troops and reservists—must be guaranteed “first class” treatment when they return home, whether their injuries are physical or psychological, says a Senate committee report titled Bringing Our Wounded Home Safely. The committee toured facilities in Afghanistan, Germany and Canada to...
  • A Canadian gun crew in Italy, August 1944. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA185004 This is the first of a series of articles examining the battles fought by the 1st Canadian Corps in Italy during the late summer and fall of 1944. During a recent trip...

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