Archive for November, 2009

  • . ILLUSTRATION: JOHN FRASER The postcards-for-troops campaign launched by Legion Magazine is catching on across the country. Students from a number of schools are turning it into a classroom project, ordering huge quantities of the postcards published in Legion Magazine’s November/December issue. In several e-mails...
  • A 427 pilot hovers his Griffon as members of the Special Operations Regiment fast-rope out. PHOTO: ADAM DAY The single point of failure. This short phrase hides an idea powerful enough to make a special operations aviator professionally uncomfortable. The phrase makes them tense. It...
  • Dominion Secretary Brad White Ready For Challenges

    November 10, 2009 by Jennifer Morse
    Brad White became the new Dominion Secretary for The Royal Canadian Legion on Sept. 12, 2009. White wants to increase the Legion’s relevancy and make the organization more active in all aspects, particularly in its service to veterans. White, a Canadian Forces veteran, is accustomed...
  • Pilgrims In The Shadow Of War

    November 7, 2009 by Sharon Adams
    Pilgrims and other tour participants visit the Canadian National Vimy Memorial. PHOTO: SHARON ADAMS At 5:20 a.m., July 16, 2009, on a rocky beach in France, a group of 30 Canadians raise a toast in a solemn, if impromptu, ceremony to a sacrifice made by...
  • Legion Working With Joint Personnel Support Unit

    November 5, 2009 by Legion Magazine
    Discussions are currently underway on a pilot project involving Alberta–Northwest Territories Command and its Service Bureau in Edmonton. The aim of the initiative is to co-locate a command service officer with the recently created Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC) at the military Garrison in Edmonton....
  • Granite Memorial Recalls Hong Kong Sacrifices

    November 3, 2009 by Sharon Adams
    “I am remembered.” Those words brought tears to the eyes of many in the crowd of more than a thousand gathered on the banks of the Rideau River in Ottawa for the dedication of the Hong Kong Veterans Memorial Wall. On its polished surface are...
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