Archive for May, 2014

  • DEC Discusses Making The Legion More Welcoming

    May 7, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Exploring ways to be more welcoming to the wider community as well as serving members of the military and RCMP, veterans and their families was a recurring theme during Dominion Executive Council’s meeting at Legion House in Ottawa, Feb. 21-...
  • Humour Hunt

    May 6, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Here’s a Newfoundland joke with a difference, as well as a happy ending. It’s from L. Mitchell of Curling, Nfld. “The late Eric Vavasour and I were signallers in 137 Bty., 166th Newfoundland Field Regt. We laid our line out to the forward observation post...
  • It’s unusual to catch Gib McElroy in his room at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre in Ottawa. He’s out visiting his friend, Charlie, at bingo or physiotherapy, a veterans’ council meeting or taking in one of the centre’s many activities. He’s gone so...
  • 1812 Journal, Then & Now (May/June)

    May 5, 2014 by John Boileau
    The War of 1812 lasted from the American declaration of war on Great Britain in June 1812 to the ratification of the Treaty of Ghent in February 1815. Each article in our Then & Now Journal consists of two parts. The “Then” portion describes events...
  • Defence Speakers Look At Pulling Back

    May 4, 2014 by Adam Day
    Late winter in Ottawa can mean only one thing—the annual gathering of global defence and security movers and shakers at the Conference of Defence Associations. Held Feb. 20-21 at the Chateau Laurier Hotel, the conference focused on the emerging defence issues of austerity, cyber-security and,...
  • It was early spring in Kandahar City and while Canada’s combat mission in Afghanistan was coming to an end, the fighting was far from over. What follows is the story of Canada’s secretive special operations forces in battle, as elements of the Canadian Special Operations...
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