Archive for November, 2011

  • Inside The Blast: Part 1: Anatomy Of An Explosion

    November 21, 2011 by Sharon Adams
    In 2008, Master Corporal Mike Trauner, deployed with the 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR), was on foot patrol in the Zhari District west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, when a remotely controlled IED (improvised explosive device) was detonated under his feet. The blast blew off...
  • Benefits for veterans should be considered a national security issue, Veterans Ombudsman Guy Parent says in his 2010/11 annual report.  How well veterans are cared for plays a part in recruitment into the Canadian Forces and RCMP, he argues. Veterans Ombudsman Guy Parent, photo courtesy...
  • Letters From Bill – Sunday, Jan. 23, 1944

    November 18, 2011 by Dan Black
    Dear Mum, Dad, Bette and Jack the Commando: …The other night when I wrote to you I had just sealed the airmail when the sirens started to howl. I guess I got my initiation that night. It was the biggest raid over here since a...
  • Staying on Track

    November 18, 2011 by Adam Day
    Athletes Shine Despite The Heat It was a whirling hot, record-breaking weekend at the 35th annual Legion Canadian Youth Track and Field Championships, held Aug. 4-8 at the Terry Fox Athletics Facility in Ottawa. Nearly 1,000 young athletes from across Canada flocked to Ottawa to...
  • A piece of the Lancaster bomber flown in the Second World War by Calgary-born Ian Bazalgette, who was awarded the Victoria Cross, has been donated to the  Bomber Command Museum of Canada  in Nanton, Alta.   Bazalgette, who  enlisted in the Royal Artillery in 1939...
  • The Memorial is Coming Home

    November 17, 2011 by Adam Day
    With the Canadian combat mission in Kandahar coming to a politically-mandated end in December, the last of the troops and materiel are now getting ready for the final trip home. Among the most precious of all the cargo is the memorial to Canada’s war dead...
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