Archive for March, 2011

  • Lessons Of Carpiquet: Army, Part 93

    March 28, 2011 by Terry Copp
    The battle for Le Mesnil-Patry, which proved so costly for the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada and First Hussars, was part of a larger attempt to expand the Normandy beachhead. The Canadians, with 114 fatal casualties in what the Hussars call their “Charge of the...
  • Funding Available For New Cenotaphs

    March 26, 2011 by Tom MacGregor
    Veterans Affairs Canada is setting aside $1 million a year for community and volunteer organizations to erect new cenotaphs or make major additions to existing ones. “We are encouraging Canadians to make remembrance more than something they feel by making it something they do,” said...
  • 2010: The Year In Review

    March 21, 2011 by Bob Butt
    New President, New Approach Proactive, progressive, positive and productive—key words that sum up the year—and they started being used at the dominion convention by a new Dominion President. The 43rd dominion convention of The Royal Canadian Legion in Winnipeg was preceded by a short historic...
  • Readers’ Quiz Answers

    March 21, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    Here are the answers to our Readers’ Quiz in the March/April 2011 issue. 1.  Germany’s top secret system of decoding wireless messages during the Second World War was called Enigma. 2.  The American writer Jack London went to Canada’s Klondike in 1897 to prospect for...
  • Scott Waters

    March 18, 2011 by Jennifer Morse
    Terrain Map. ILLUSTRATION: SCOTT WATERS Scott Waters has an unusual vantage point for an artist. Over the last two decades he has created a body of work that both supports and tears down the mythology of soldiering. For the three years before that, he lived...
  • Corporal Craig Andrew Sparks researched Rideau Hall in Ottawa in preparation of receiving his Operational Service Medal (OSM) on Dec. 6 from Governor General David Johnston. “I was nervous, and not sure what to expect,” said Sparks, one of the first 50 recipients of the...
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