Archive for September, 2010

  • Naval Loonie Unveiled By Queen

    September 29, 2010 by Tom MacGregor
    One of the first duties the Queen had while visiting Halifax to celebrate the centennial of Canada’s navy was to unveil a new $1 circulating coin featuring the image of a Halifax-class frigate. The image of the new loonie was unveiled June 29 by the...
  • On Freddy’s starboard side: toes over edge of deck; eyes staring between feet at swirling water, 6 1⁄2 metres below; brain suddenly more cognizant of how the side of the massive grey warship—the freeboard—angles in and down, and how the 7 1⁄2 -metre-long rope ladder—called...
  • New Branch Takes Root In Newfoundland

    September 22, 2010 by Sharon Adams
    On Nov. 9, 2008, when Nathan Lehr attended the charter presentation for Newfoundland and Labrador Command’s newest branch, Pasadena No. 68, he was carrying on a family tradition. His father, also named Nathan Lehr, was a charter member of the province’s last new branch, Gambo...
  • A Royal Review

    September 21, 2010 by Tom MacGregor
    Rear-Admiral Paul Maddison could not help noticing it as an echo from the darkest days of the Second World War. There, after all, was Halifax’s Bedford Basin, filled with warships ready for whatever task may fall to them. Behind him were 28 ships from Canada and...
  • Readers’ Quiz Answers

    September 20, 2010 by Legion Magazine
    Here are the answers to our Readers’ Quiz in the November/December 2010 issue. The last aircraft carrier in the Royal Canadian Navy was Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Bonaventure, fondly known as the “Bonnie”. HMS Investigator set sail in 1850 to find missing Arctic explorer Sir...
  • Toronto Designates Route Of Heroes

    September 15, 2010 by Peter Moon
    A ceremonial route honouring Canada’s fallen has been inaugurated in Toronto after a determined three-year campaign by The Royal Canadian...
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