Archive for March, 2014

  • Wing Commander Robert Davidson  (in civilian clothes) shown in September 1944 after evading capture in France. While posted  with the RAF in the Far East, he was credited with two destroyed aircraft. [PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PL-32731/CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM—19650071-019_p11d]

    Far East Flyers

    March 28, 2014 by Hugh A. Halliday
    In December 1939, Britain had undertaken to form distinct Royal Canadian Air Force squadrons overseas, manned as far as possible by Canadian graduates of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. By July 1940, with France defeated, Italy an enemy, Japan threatening and Britain itself threatened...
  • Humour Hunt

    March 27, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    A.E. (Bunny) Brown, DFC, of Burlington, Ont., relates an experience from the time he was pilot of a Lockheed Hudson on U-boat patrol in the North Atlantic: “I landed and taxied back to the flight line where the ground crew beckoned me in. The corporal...
  • Choose Your Favorite Normandy Cover

    March 27, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    – It is a tie!    Just in time for Father’s Day, Legion Magazine will be releasing our fifth SIP which marks the 70th anniversary of Canada’s major contribution during the Normandy Campaign. We asked you to choose one of three covers and after analyzing...
  • The 3rd Canadian Division advances south  of Bretteville-le-Rabet, France, Aug. 14, 1944. [PHOTOS: DONALD I. GRANT, DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE/LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA116536]

    Normandy Tour: Roads To The River Seine

    March 26, 2014 by Terry Copp
    Most of the Canadian soldiers who served in the Battle of Normandy were not involved in the D-Day landings or the bridgehead battles. The 2nd Canadian Division did not arrive in France until after the capture of Caen on July 9 and 4th Armoured Div. reached...
  • Humour Hunt

    March 25, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Gordon Thompson of Tide Head, N.B., five miles west of Campbellton and once called Head of Tide, sends us this: A sergeant and a private were court-martialled for kicking a colonel as he was getting into his car.  The sergeant explained that the colonel had...
  • A painting by John M. Horton depicts HMCS Sackville on North Atlantic convoy duty. [ILLUSTRATION: JOHN M. HORTON, BEAVERBROOK COLLECTION OF WAR ART/CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM—19840654-001

    A Night Of Furious Action

    March 24, 2014 by Marc Milner
    Sackville's Remarkable Battles Against The Wolf Pack The first phase of the battle for convoy ON 115 was won by the Royal Canadian Navy. For days the convoy brushed its way past U-boats, and from July 29 to Aug. 1, 1942, it was shadowed by six...
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