Archive for March, 2012

  • 2011: A Year of Change

    March 31, 2012 by Bob Butt
    It was a year highlighted by a royal visit, a special ceremony at Dominion Command and a year when change to a more progressive Legion started. Dominion President Patricia (Pat) Varga started the Focus on the Future Committee to look at where The Royal Canadian Legion...
  • “…the whole place is a sea of mud…”   Miss Millie Dobbs,                                                                Somewhere in France, Oct. 26, 1917 25 Howland Ave., Toronto, Ont., Canada   Dear Sister, I can see a few minutes of spare time ahead of me so will try and reply...
  • Predators In The St. Lawrence: Navy, Part 50

    March 29, 2012 by Marc Milner
    Survivors of USS Chatham are taken on board HMCS Trail, August 1942. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA200327 The attacks on Nicoya and Leto on May 12, 1942, signalled the commencement of what became known as the Battle of the St. Lawrence, the most important enemy...
  • Mystery deepens around Dead Man’s Penny

    March 28, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    There is news regarding the mystery around the First World War Commemorative Medallion issued to Percy Edwards, reported in this blog March 19. A member of the family of Percy Edwards, a Canadian First World War infantryman, says the medallion in the possession of Jean...
  • Letters From Garnet – France, Sept. 30, 1917

    March 28, 2012 by Jason Duprau
    “…you can tell when a fellow has something from home by the look on his face…”   Miss Millie Dobbs,                                                                                  France, Sept. 30, 1917 25 Howland Avenue, Toronto, Ont., Canada Dear Sister, I’ve been trying for about a week to get an opportunity to...
  • War Museum secures Victoria Cross

    March 27, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    The Canadian War Museum has secured the Victoria Cross awarded to John Francis Young in the First World War. The museum now has 33 of the 94 Victoria Crosses awarded to Canadians between 1854 and 1945. Young was one of the Magnificent Seven, men awarded...
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