Archive for December, 2009

  • Health File

    December 28, 2009 by Sharon Adams
    Practise Safe Text Modern life has plenty of electronic conveniences meant to make our lives easier, but sometimes they’re a pain in the neck—and elbow and fingers and shoulders. BlackBerry thumb, cell phone elbow and texting tendinitis are whimsical names for repetitive strain injuries—serious conditions...
  • Fighting German Jets: Air Force, Part 36

    December 25, 2009 by Hugh A. Halliday
    The Luftwaffe’s Me.262 fighter. PHOTO: U.S. AIR FORCE The original concepts of jet engines go back to 1910, but practical development only began about 1928 when a young Royal Air Force officer, Frank Whittle, began working on one; his first patent was filed in 1930...
  • Cutthroat Careerism: Navy, Part 36

    December 18, 2009 by Marc Milner
    Rear-Admiral L.W. Murray (left) speaks with sailors at St. John’s, Nfld., in 1942. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA115347 The first months of Newfoundland Escort Force operations were trying. The rapidly expanding Royal Canadian Navy was confronted with the harsh realities of both war and the...
  • Piercing The Heart Of The Mountains: Army, Part 85

    December 11, 2009 by Terry Copp
    Canadians on the move near the Arno River, 1944. PHOTO: LEGION MAGAZINE ARCHIVES While 1st Canadian Corps fought through the Gothic Line defences on the eastern side of Italy, 1st Cdn. Armoured Brigade, part of 13th British Corps, was committed to battle in the heart...
  • Minds At War: Operational Stress Injuries

    December 4, 2009 by Sharon Adams
    . ILLUSTRATION: FRED SEBASTIAN Sergeant Shawn Clarke knows how far the Canadian Forces has come in handling Operational Stress Injuries. If he’d met himself 10 years ago, as he is today—an Afghanistan war veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder—he’d have said, “‘Suck it up you wimp!’...
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