Archive for September, 2011

  • Letters From Bill – June 2, 1943.

    September 7, 2011 by Jason Duprau
    Dear Mum, Dad and Jack:   I managed to get hold of this form by a piece of luck so am sitting right down to fill it out before it disappears. That is the only trouble over here, there are so many fellows who take...
  • Assignment Afghanistan: The Impossible War

    September 7, 2011 by Adam Day
    It was a heat-crazed Afghan afternoon in 2008 when I think maybe I saw through the war. Zangabad is a bad memory, nothing but streaks of confusion and discontent. That day in April the village was mostly deserted, just a labyrinth of tawny mud walls, a...
  • Friend or Foe?

    September 6, 2011 by Adam Day
    On Sept. 1,  in the first ever CDNMILBLOG (Canadian Military Blog) posting, I fear I might have written something misleading. I said the combat mission in Afghanistan is over, but that’s not really exactly true. Combat is still possible, and there are a great many...
  • Reconnect With The CF Community

    September 5, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    The Canadian Forces Personnel and Family Support Services (CFPFSS) launched the Reconnect program in Ottawa in January. The vision of the pilot program is that through sustained involvement in morale and welfare programs, former Canadian Forces personnel and their families can access certain aspects of...
  • Letters From Bill – May 27, 1943.

    September 5, 2011 by Jason Duprau
    Dear Mum, Dad and Jack:   …The first day we were here they told us what we could write and what not to write and I figured it would be “Hello and Goodbye”.   Since coming here everything is going fine and I sure am...
  • Family Stories Inspire Young Writers and Artists

    September 5, 2011 by Sharon Adams
    The winning senior black and white poster in the 2011 Royal Canadian Legion Remembrance Contests features a close-up of an older person’s eye, shedding tears. Reflected in the eye, a soldier in battle garb is outlined against an explosion. A poem embellishes the image: ...
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