Archive for November, 2011

  • New Coast Guard vessels named for fallen heroes

    November 9, 2011 by Sharon Adams
    The CCGS Private Robertson V.C., the first of nine new Canadian Coast Guard vessels named for fallen Canadian heroes, has been dedicated at the Irving Shipyards in Halifax. The vessels are named in memory of members of the Coast Guard, department of fisheries, R.C.M.P. and...
  • Letters From Bill – Christmas Day, 1943

    November 9, 2011 by Dan Black
    Dear Mum, Dad, Bette and Commando Jack: Well folks, here it is Christmas again but it sure doesn’t feel like it to me. I’m back in the old camp again after 11 tough days in Scotland. We got back late last night so didn’t spend...
  • In June, in London, Ont., someone defaces a plaque commemorating Second World War Spitfire pilot Charley Fox who won the Distinguished Flying Cross and was credited with injuring German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel during strafing.  In July, a man urinates on the National War Memorial....
  • Historic WWI Photo – Night Bombers

    November 8, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    Night bombers line up after a sortie. PHOTO: DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL...
  • John Larlee, chairman of the Veterans Review and Appeal Board, appeared before the Senate Sub-Committee on Veterans Affairs in early November and among other things spoke about why the board’s decisions are not made public. Short answer: it’s costly. Veterans Ombudsman Guy Parent has suggested...
  • Letters From Bill – Dec. 19, 1943.

    November 7, 2011 by Dan Black
    Dear Mum, Dad, Bette and “Commando Jack”: This is the first chance I have had to write since we left camp last Monday…. Mum, it sure was sure good to see your writing again. I noticed it was a little shaky, but I know you...

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