Archive for January, 2010

  • New Veterans Charter Needs Updating, Legion Says

    January 25, 2010 by Sharon Adams
    When it came into force in 2006 the New Veterans Charter (NVC) was introduced as a living document, a work in progress that would be continually adapted to the changing needs of veterans. But promised updates have not occurred, and changes are now urgently needed,...
  • Readers’ Quiz Answers

    January 25, 2010 by Legion Magazine
    Our quiz in the January/February issue of Legion Magazine concerned the Korean War. Here are the answers. In July 1950, Canada sent three Royal Canadian Navy destroyers and the Royal Canadian Air Force’s No. 426 Squadron, a transport unit that conducted trans-Pacific shipments of United...
  • Assignment Afghanistan

    January 20, 2010 by Adam Day
    . PHOTO: ADAM DAY Legion Magazine staff writer Adam Day spent nearly a month in Afghanistan last October. These field notes serve as a prelude to a major special section on the war in Afghanistan scheduled to appear in the March/April issue—the Editor. AFGHANISTAN FIELD...
  • Funeral Regulations Need To Change With The Times

    January 18, 2010 by Tom MacGregor
    Inadequate funding and a cumbersome bureaucracy have left some families of veterans scrambling to find the money to cover the funeral and burial expenses of loved ones, says a report from the Office of the Veterans Ombudsman. In a toughly worded 19-page report titled Serve...
  • A Royal Remembrance

    January 15, 2010 by Sharon Adams
    Silver Cross Mother Della Morley speaks with Prince Charles, flanked by Governor General Michaëlle Jean (left) and the Duchess of Cornwall. PHOTO: METROPOLIS STUDIO It was the first time 91-year-old Arthur Dewar of London, Ont., had worn his medals, and the first time he had attended...
  • Remembrance In The Rockies

    January 15, 2010 by Legion Magazine
    Misty and snowy mountains are the backdrop for the Banff, Alta., Remembrance Day parade. PHOTO: ADAM DAY Banff in November is a vision of a winter wonderland. At the town limits the snowy mountains stretch instantly upwards into rocky peaks and people clank down the...
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