Archive for September, 2011

  • What’s going on with the reserves?

    September 21, 2011 by Adam Day
    There’s an interesting story by Christie Blatchford out today on the long and fairly unsuccessful political effort to increase the size of the Canadian Forces reserves. Blatchford’s article is centered on a newly released report prepared for the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute by...
  • Letters From Bill – July 3, 1943.

    September 21, 2011 by Dan Black
    Dear Mum, Dad and Jack: Well folks I thought I would write an ordinary letter to you just to break the monotony. I was wondering if these airmails I was writing are getting there any faster than the others would.  Very probably they are all...
  • The Bloody Battles Around Caen: Army, Part 96

    September 21, 2011 by Terry Copp
    On the afternoon of July 11, 1944, Canadian Corps Headquarters once again became operational on the soil of France. Lieutenant-General Guy Granville Simonds assumed responsibility for 7,280 metres of front in the Caen sector of Normandy. There was little time or inclination to mark this...
  • Making The Community Welcome At Chomedey Branch

    September 20, 2011 by Sharon Adams
    Chomedey Branch in Laval, Que., has a simple formula for keeping membership stable: welcome the community inside to have some fun. In a large and diverse community just north of Montreal, “this is the place where people can make new friends,” says President Christopher Wheatley....
  • Reader’s Quiz Answers

    September 19, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    Here are the answers to our Readers’ Quiz in the September/October 2011 issue of Legion Magazine. An attestation paper was the document a recruit signed to serve in the First World War. Attestation papers give the recruit’s name, age, description, parents and place of enlistment....
  • Letters From Bill – June 26, 1943.

    September 19, 2011 by Dan Black
    Dear Mum, Dad and Jack: …The training is still as tough as ever and they sure don’t spare the horses any. They still make us double as much as ever and when I get home I think I will run in the Boston Marathon. There...
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