Archive for May, 2014

  • Humour Hunt

    May 29, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Wilf Clark of Spencerville, Ont., wrote about his time with the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. The Boufarik Winery in North Africa was at one time the billet of 420 Squadron. The upper storey housed the tops of the 12-foot-square wine...
  • Snakes, Lice And Japanese Aircraft

    May 28, 2014 by Hugh A. Halliday
    Squadron Leader Robert Day behind the wheel of a jeep, joined by other Far East personnel. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—e011086438 By the monsoon season of 1942 the Japanese had taken as much of Burma (now Myanmar) as they wanted. They had achieved their primary...
  • Humour Hunt

    May 27, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Jack Wallace of Ottawa digging in the national archives found this: In late 1942 or early 1943, there was smoldering resentment among the Cape Breton Highlanders in Britain because some of their number had been shipped out due to, ah, incompetence. One morning the commander...
  • Envelope Marks PPCLI Centennial

    May 24, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Canada Post Corporation unveiled a commemorative envelope at Ottawa City Hall March 17 marking the first of a series of events for the the 100th anniversary of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light...
  • Touring Beyond Normandy

    May 21, 2014 by Terry Copp
    As 70th anniversary commemorations get underway for D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, it is important to remember that the majority of combat soldiers who fought in Northwest Europe in 1944 and 1945 only joined their units in the last eight months of the...
  • A new structure that will showcase Canada’s Naval Memorial, HMCS Sackville, is to be constructed on Halifax’s historic waterfront as a tribute to all who served in the Battle of the...
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