Archive for October, 2009

  • Health File

    October 25, 2009 by Sharon Adams
    Studying Successful Aging What image do you have of old age? Do you see independent people in their 80s and 90s actively participating in community life? Or a group of increasingly dependent people whose physical and mental abilities decline with every passing year? What biological...
  • The Forest Watchers: Air Force, Part 35

    October 20, 2009 by Hugh A. Halliday
    A Vickers Vedette on an unknown lake in the 1920s. PHOTO: LEGION MAGAZINE ARCHIVES The Royal Canadian Air Force’s interwar role in “aid to the civil power” is most often associated with aerial photography and mapping. There was, however, another task that preoccupied the air...
  • The Cruellest Months: Navy, Part 35

    October 15, 2009 by Marc Milner
    The corvette symbolized the Royal Canadian Navy’s role in the Battle of the Atlantic. At work is HMCS Battleford. PHOTO: LEGION MAGAZINE ARCHIVES The fall of 1941 was perhaps the toughest period of the war for the Royal Canadian Navy. It is hard to think...
  • Duane Daly retired from the position of Dominion Secretary on Sept. 14, 2009. Daly served for 33 years in the military. During his 14 years as Dominion Secretary he worked to define The Royal Canadian Legion as an ex-services organization, a place for our military...
  • Bad Weather, Tough Resistance: Army, Part 84

    October 10, 2009 by Terry Copp
    Canadian and Greek soldiers enter Rimini, Italy, Sept. 21, 1944. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA173426 The battle for the town of Rimini and the San Fortunato Ridge, the last mountain barrier before the plains of northern Italy, ended on Sept. 21, 1944. With Canadian infantry...
  • Veteran Murray Knowles pauses for a moment on Juno Beach. ILLUSTRATION: JENNIFER MORSE The 65th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy Campaign is a significant anniversary. It has been decades since the troops fought their way ashore and this may be the last...
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