Archive for March, 2009

  • Ceremony In France Lays Soldier To Rest

    March 7, 2009 by Sharon Adams
    The November sky over northern France is grey and leaden and a light rain begins to fall—as though the whole countryside is in mourning—when the casket containing the remains of Private Ralph Tupper Ferns, 25, of the Royal Regiment of Canada, is carried through the...
  • The Life [And Death] Of Erin Doyle

    March 7, 2009 by Adam Day
    Master Corporal Erin Doyle on patrol near Haji Beach, Afghanistan, in April 2008. PHOTO: ADAM DAY Exclusive Audio Edition: “He died pulling the trigger. He died screaming into the face of the enemy.” The Canadian army has a policy on facial hair. Moustaches are OK,...
  • Into Ortona Then And Now

    March 2, 2009 by Dan Black
    More than 1,200 students march from the Moro River Canadian War Cemetery to Ortona with their Hands Across The Generations Flag. PHOTO: DAN BLACK Early morning, Nov. 25, 2008: One by one the large tour buses stop in the tight laneway running parallel to the...
  • Although it notes progress over the past six years in addressing operational stress injuries (OSIs) in the Canadian Forces, a December report from the interim ombudsman for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces says some military personnel and their families are still...
  • History Rocks In Fundy

    March 1, 2009 by Legion Magazine
    Visitors look for fossils on the rocky shore at Joggins. PHOTO: JOGGINS FOSSIL INSTITUTE In our March/April 2009 issue, Legion Magazine published a story on Nova Scotia’s Joggins Fossil Cliffs. Listed below are just some of the other key attractions relating to coastal geology in...
  • In Conversation With Andrew Leslie

    March 1, 2009 by Adam Day
    . PHOTO: METROPOLIS STUDIO Soldiers bring strange memories home from war. Any traveller knows the feeling, the inclination to grab some piece of a place so you have something to show you were there. Soldiers do the same thing, only they tend to cherish odder...
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