Archive for October, 2012

  • This is the earliest of the letters in the collection. It finds Clifford Bowes arriving at Camp Sewell, east of Brandon, Man., for basic training. The camp would change its name to Camp Hughes in honour of Major-General Sir Sam Hughes, the Minister of Militia...
  • 10/29/1899 The first contingent of volunteers troops departs Quebec for the “splendid little war” in South Africa. 10/29/1942 Canadian merchant ship Bic Island is torpedoed and sunk by U-624 in the North Atlantic. All of her crew is lost as well as the survivors she...
  • Health File

    October 28, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    Research Yields Results There’s been good news on the research front lately for people with age-related health conditions. A new treatment now being tested opens the option of angioplasty, rather than bypass surgery, for some heart patients. In angioplasty, a guide wire is threaded through a blood vessel...
  • Letters From The Bowes Brothers – Introduction

    October 26, 2012 by Tom MacGregor
    by Tom MacGregor “This is the saddest letter I will ever have to write,” so begins a letter by 25-year-old Clifford Bowes written near Vimy Ridge in the weeks preceding the big battle when Canadian troops would so distinguish themselves. In that letter he has...
  • New memorial in Britain for Iroquois Squadron

    October 24, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    A commemoration and unveiling of a new memorial to those who served during the Second World War in the RCAF’s 431 (Iroquois) Squadron is being held Oct. 28 near Selby, North Yorkshire. In 1942 a bomber base was built near the village of Burn, from...
  • B&Bs for veterans

    October 24, 2012 by Sharon Adams
      For the second year in a row, dozens of  bed and breakfast establishments across the country are offering free accommodations on Remembrance Day to veterans and serving members of the military. B&Bs for Vets, patterned after the program started in the U.S. in 2008,...
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