Archive for February, 2012

  • Letters From Bill – Oct. 17, 1944

    February 29, 2012 by Dan Black
    Dear Mum, Dad, Sis and Jack the Commando, Today was really swell with four grand letters…Sure I wrote and asked Alison for my effects Mum, you don’t think I am that slow do you? Alison is engaged Mum but not to this kid but some...
  • Into Africa: Air Force, Part 49

    February 29, 2012 by Hugh A. Halliday
    Pilot William McRae next to his aircraft, 1943. PHOTO: McRAE FAMILY COLLECTION The term “Lost Legion” has a specific meaning for Royal Canadian Air Force historians. It refers to the thousands of RCAF personnel who spent part of their wartime service in Royal Air Force...
  • Health File

    February 29, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    Preparing For Winter Living The shortest, darkest day of winter has thankfully passed, but Canadians still have the two coldest months to endure. Here are tips, bits of news and observations to help you be prepared to welcome spring with a healthier body and in a...
  • The University of Alberta has named Ibolja Cernak, known for groundbreaking research on blast brain injury, as Canada’s first Chair in Military and Veterans’ Clinical Rehabilitation. Cernak comes most recently from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., where she was medical director of the biomedicine...
  • Letters From Bill – Oct. 11, 1944

    February 27, 2012 by Dan Black
    Dear Mum, Dad, Sis and Jack the Commando, Going to have another little try at it and hope I have a little news. Received your letter written Oct. 1st and the parcel mailed Sept. 6th. That is pretty fast, eh?  As soon as the nurses...
  • 02/27/1945

    The bloody struggle for the Hochwald gap begins as Canada’s 4th Armoured Division drives into the fray during the Battle of the Rhineland. Senior commanders are anxious to expedite matters by plunging headlong into the gap, against the advice of experienced field...
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