Archive for January, 2014

  • Park Commemorates Gunners

    January 29, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    The memory of Newfoundland’s gunners is kept alive in the newly completed Royal Artillery Park in St. John’s on land adjacent to Pleasantville Branch of The Royal...
  • Lost In The Azores

    January 28, 2014 by Hugh A. Halliday
    Flying operations from Lagens in the Azores began in October 1943. PHOTO: IWM—205207621 Members of the Lost Legion—Royal Canadian Air Force personnel who served overseas in British rather than Canadian units—saw many harsh or uncomfortable places, from Russia to Southeast Asia. Some locations, however, were...
  • Faces of War

    January 27, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Published in Legion Magazine, March 1984 By Rosemary Hutchinson Exclusive Audio Version: My friend Charlie and I are cruising down the Strand in a Hillman. Now a Hillman, to the uninitiated, is a type of car spewed out to meet the emergency of wartime. It...
  • Headstones Damaged By Tribute Stickers

    January 24, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is concerned that individuals are placing stickers and other markings on veterans’ headstones without realizing the damage they are...
  • Approval Not Given For Wearing Of The Arctic Star

    January 21, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Canadians who receive the Arctic Star for service with British forces during the Second World War cannot wear it since it has not been recognized by Canada’s system of honours and awards. The Arctic Star was announced in 2012 and began production in...
  • Normandy Tour: Juno Beach Route

    January 21, 2014 by Terry Copp
    The 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy will introduce a new generation of Canadians to events that have long stirred the imaginations and collective memories of veterans and their children. There will no doubt be extensive television coverage on June 6, centered on...
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