Archive for September, 2011

  • While tagged for many years as a future chief of defence, one thing led to another and Lieutant-General Andrew Leslie has decided to leave the Canadian Forces instead of seeking out a posting as the country’s top soldier. Apparently, however, Leslie didn’t want to leave...
  • Letters From Bill – June 22, 1943.

    September 16, 2011 by Dan Black
    Dear Mum, Dad and Jack: …Well folks I guess this is what a fellow can really call the Army, boy they sure don’t spare the horses over here. The training I got in Canada was fun compared to this. We really go all day and...
  • Mortality And Military Life Studied

    September 15, 2011 by Sharon Adams
    A study of causes of death among serving Canadian Forces personnel and veterans has some good news—military personnel have had lower death rates from cancer and cardiovascular disease than people of similar ages in the general population. The Canadian Forces Cancer and Mortality Study: Causes...
  • Letters From Bill – June 19, 1943.

    September 14, 2011 by Dan Black
    Dear Mum, Dad and Jack: Here I am again, a little late but better late than never as they say. As you no doubt know I was writing every other night but I was so darn busy the last three days it wasn’t funny…. One...
  • Where Newfoundland Remembers

    September 14, 2011 by Sharon Adams
    There is no living memory of what happened July 1, 1916, on the Beaumont Hamel battlefield in France, the day 801 members of the Newfoundland Regiment walked into a hailstorm of machine-gun bullets. History books record the facts and figures—it took only half an hour...
  • In the better-late-than never department, there was an announcement last week that six Canadian soldiers would be receiving the Medal of Military Valour — which is third in the hierarchy of Canadian military bravery awards behind the Star of Military Valour and the Victoria Cross...
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