Archive for November, 2010

  • New Medal For Overseas Operations

    November 30, 2010 by Sheena Bolton
    Governor General Michaëlle Jean announced Sept. 8 that the Queen has approved a new service medal that will fill an existing gap in recognizing overseas service. The Operational Service Medal (OSM) was created July 5, 2010, and will be issued with a ribbon specific to...
  • Murder In Normandy: Army, Part 91

    November 28, 2010 by Terry Copp
    All those involved in the planning for D-Day knew there were two quite separate problems in securing a beachhead. The first task, breaking through the crust of defences known as the Atlantic Wall was rightly seen as the major challenge, but preparation and rigorous training...
  • Future Leaders Shine at Legion Track Meet

    November 23, 2010 by Sharon Adams
    In heat and humidity, in perfect conditions and in a deluge of rain, track and field athletes from across Canada showed off their stellar qualities at the 2010 Legion Canadian Youth Track and Field Championships, Aug. 5-9 in Ottawa. In the process they broke 14 Canadian youth records...
  • The Royal Canadian Navy – Service On The Sea

    November 21, 2010 by Legion Magazine
    HMCS Haida on patrol in Korean waters, 1952-54. PHOTO: LEGION MAGAZINE ARCHIVES It has been a milestone year for Canada’s navy. Coast to coast to coast, events were held to celebrate the navy’s 100th anniversary. Since January, we’ve presented a selection of stories that examine...
  • Signature Book Tells Many Stories

    November 16, 2010 by Sheena Bolton
    When Sergeant Renay Groves started Notes From Home, a collection of well wishes for Canadian troops in Afghanistan, she never knew how much the project would grow. It started as a small homemade book of 3,000 messages and over four years has grown to 80,000...
  • Vanishing Veterans

    November 14, 2010 by Sharon Adams
    Veteran Luke Carmichael, 69, knows it takes special survival skills to live in a tent through winters on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Rain socks in for days at a time and from October through February, gale after gale pounds the coast; windblown moisture,...
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