Archive for July, 2012

  • Letters From Katherine – May 23, 1939

    July 3, 2012 by Jason Duprau
    May 23, 1939   Mrs. MacDonald, 81 West Street, Ottawa   Dear Madam, I have been requested by the Mayor and City Council to extend to you as a Silver Cross Mother an invitation to occupy a seat in the reserved section that is being...
  • The Legion Service Bureau Network serves all veterans including members of the Canadian Forces, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and their families while representing their interests with Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) and the Veterans Review and Appeal Board (VRAB) free of charge, Legion member or...
  • Historic WWI Photo – Wounded Canadians

    July 2, 2012 by Legion Magazine
    Wounded Canadians en route to a field dressing station via light railway, September 1916. WILLIAM IVOR CASTLE, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES...
  • 07/2/1940 His Majesty’s Canadian Ship St. Laurent rescues 860 from the torpedoed passenger liner Arandora Star. 07/2/1941 The Royal Canadian Air Force is “officially” authorized to enlist women and creates the Canadian Women’s Auxiliary Air Force, later renamed Royal Canadian Air Force Women’s Division. 07/3/1931...
  • DIEPPE: “They Didn’t Have To Die!”

    July 1, 2012 by J.L. Granatstein
    When writing his epic multivolume history of the Second World War, Winston Churchill had to discuss what he called the “very controversial” Dieppe raid of Aug. 19, 1942. To those who were assisting him in his research he wrote, “it would appear to a layman...
  • On This Date: July 2012

    July 1, 2012 by Legion Magazine
    JULY 1, 1916: Opening day of the Battle of the Somme. The Newfoundland Regiment is decimated at Beaumont Hamel, but would survive to fight another day. JULY 2, 1940: His Majesty’s Canadian Ship St. Laurent rescues 860 from the torpedoed passenger liner Arandora Star. JULY 3, 1944:...
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