Archive for September, 2013

  • Bike Ride Pays Tribute To Fallen Soldier

    September 30, 2013 by Isabella Mindak
    A new fundraising bike ride started in the National Capital Region in June. Boomer’s Legacy fundraising bike ride started June 9 at Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Leitrim. Boomer’s Legacy is a 100 per cent Canadian charitable foundation that was founded by Maureen Eykelenboom to commemorate...
  • My dear Mother and Family, I saw quite a few of the [Boissevain] boys last night and all were well and looking fine but not any too anxious to get back in the line. I did not see Lance Simpson as he got pretty badly...
  • Killing MiGs In Korea

    September 24, 2013 by Hugh A. Halliday
    Lieutenant-Commander Joseph MacBrien and his wife after the Canadian naval aviator is presented with an American Distinguished Flying Cross in 1954. PHOTO: CANADIAN FORCES—O-7147 It may suprise some that all three branches of the Canadian armed forces were busy in the cold, turbulent air over...
  • This is one of the few surviving letters in the collection that Clifford addresses to his father, Joseph, a travelling salesman. The last portion of the letter is missing. Dear Dad, Your long-looked-for letter arrived yesterday and I sure was glad to hear from you...
  • New Brunswick Comes Through In Eight-Ball Championship

    September 23, 2013 by Shane Rockland Fowler
    The champs are (from left) Maurice Hicks, Jeff McAllister, Stephen Wells and Norm Saunders. PHOTO: SHANE ROCKLAND FOWLER The trend continues and the home team reigns supreme. Team New Brunswick took top honours at the second Dominion Command Eight-Ball Championship. Over an absolutely rain-drenched weekend...
  • Korean War Veterans Day Established

    September 20, 2013 by Tom MacGregor
    Taking the salute during the parade are (from left) Wan-Geun Choi of South Korea, Governor General David Johnston, Veterans Affairs Minister Steven Blaney and Vice-Admiral Mark Norman. PHOTO: TOM MACGREGOR Canada’s Korean War veterans were given new recognition in June when Parliament passed a law...
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