Archive for June, 2012

  • First Day Of Business Focuses On Veterans Issues

    June 12, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    The 1,075 accredited delegates at the Royal Canadian Legion’s 44th Dominion Convention in Halifax got down to business Monday–and veterans’ issues were at the top of everyone’s agenda. Dominion President Pat Varga announced $500,000 start-up funding for a nation-wide homeless veterans program. As part of...
  • George Beaulieu, first vice-president of the  Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada told delegates at the 44th Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Convention  in Halifax, “We are here for all veterans… If you were there every step of the way, as we were, you...
  • Letters From Katherine – Undated Letter

    June 12, 2012 by Jason Duprau
    Editor’s note: Undated letter.   Miss Delmage, Matron, #10 Canadian Stationary Hospital   Dear Miss Delmage, I regret to tell you that Nursing Sister Katherine Mary Maud MacDonald was killed in the Air Raid 19/5/18. The femoral artery was severed by a piece of shrapnel...
  • Letters From Katherine

    June 12, 2012 by Jason Duprau
    The following copies of a wire which I have received from Her Majesty Queen Alexandra together with my reply are forwarded for your information and communication to the nursing staff in your area.   To: Miss McCarthy, Matron in Chief, Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing...
  • A touching start to the 44th Dominion Convention

    June 11, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    The Cenotaph in the Grande Parade in Halifax was the ideal venue for culmination of the first event of the 44th biannual Dominion Convention of the Royal Canadian Legion in Halifax on Sunday. At the top of the War Memorial, above the figure of a...
  • Historic WWI Photo – Vimy Ridge, April 1917

    June 11, 2012 by Legion Magazine
    Infantry follow a tank across deadly ground at Vimy Ridge, April 1917. LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES...
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