Archive for March, 2010

  • For Beer And Country

    March 28, 2010 by Matthew Bellamy
    From his trench barrack on the front line at Avion near Vimy Ridge, Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert Molson ripped a piece of paper from his notebook and began writing his eldest son. “When this war is finished, when the battle has been won,” he resolutely stated on...
  • Birthplace Of The Legion Given Historic Designation

    March 25, 2010 by Tom MacGregor
    Delegates attending the 43rd dominion convention in Winnipeg this June will be meeting under the theme, “Birthplace of the Legion—Uniting the Nation.” The theme refers to the founding of The Royal Canadian Legion at the historic Marlborough Hotel in November 1925 which was officially declared...
  • Readers’ Quiz: The Answers

    March 22, 2010 by Legion Magazine
    a. The violence that accompanied the partition of India and the establishment of the independent states of India and Pakistan during the period 1947-49 led to the creation of the United Nations Military Observer Group India-Pakistan (UNMOGIP).  UNMOs are effectively unarmed peacekeepers. Canada ultimately contributed...
  • The Bugs In Your Gut

    March 21, 2010 by Sharon Adams
    ILLUSTRATION: © Ian Phillips/ Like most people, Carrie, a former border customs officer in Vancouver, never thought much about the trillions of microscopic creatures inhabiting her body—until internal germ warfare first threatened—then saved—her life. A broad-spectrum antibiotic prescribed prior to dental surgery set the stage...
  • 2009: The Year in Review

    March 18, 2010 by Bob Butt
    Royal Visit Headlined Year A little after 11 a.m. on November 11, 2009, His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, placed a wreath at the National War Memorial in memory of all Canadians who have died in the military or merchant navy services...
  • Italian Remembrance

    March 14, 2010 by Tom MacGregor
    Veterans and students walk through the Moro River Canadian War Cemetery following a candlelight ceremony. PHOTO: TOM MacGREGOR For 65 years his body lay in the Moro River Canadian War Cemetery near Ortona, Italy, beneath a grave marked “Known unto God.” Ortona and its surrounding...
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