Archive for May, 2014

  • Eye On Defence: May/June 2014

    May 18, 2014 by David J. Bercuson
    Canadian infantry in Panjwaii, 2010. PHOTO: adam day The final departure of Canadian troops from Afghanistan and the end of the Canadian training mission—Operation Attention—has been the occasion for reflection by academic observers, the press and politicians on what, if anything, Canada accomplished there. Canadians...
  • Humour Hunt

    May 15, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Frank L. Saunders of Winnipeg, a former regimental sergeant major with the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, served from 1929 to ’65 and can recount military episodes going back a piece. He sends us this one about horses: “Every summer we would spend seven weeks in...
  • Escort Group C.3: Action And Reaction

    May 15, 2014 by Marc Milner
    This undated photo shows depth charge explosions astern of HMCS Saguenay during convoy escort operations. PHOTO: NATIONAL DEFENCE/LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA116840 By conducting more offensive sweeps and trolling astern of a convoy to find shadowing U-boats, Royal Canadian Navy escort vessels decided they could set the...
  • Humour Hunt

    May 13, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    We’ve heard variations on this but we like the version of Diane Thompson of Hayter, Alta., (and believe every word of it): “Dad was invalided home after his plane crashed in fog on the Isle of Mann. He arrived in Vancouver on furlough and called...
  • Extra End Decides Curling Championship

    May 13, 2014 by Adam Day
    Dominion representative Paul Poirier leads Manitoba-Northwestern Ontario Command Past President Rick Bennett (second from right) and other guests towards the stage. [PHOTO: ADAM DAY] It was an epic battle–and an epically good time–this year at the 58th Dominion Command Curling Championship, hosted March 15-19 by Dauphin...
  • Humour Hunt

    May 8, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    John K. Rhodes, DSO, of Fonthill, Ont., writes about the late Strome Galloway. “During the Italian campaign I had been to B Echelon one day and was walking back to my company when I met Strome Galloway herding along several German prisoners. I was a...
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