Archive for November, 2014

  • Five-Nines and Whiz Bangs

    November 6, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Five-Nines and Whiz Bangs By the Orderly Sergeant June, 1952   Battle of Jutland, Fought 36 Years Ago This Month, Brings Back Memories of Reaction On Western Front   Seems to me, troops, that in these days of fading memories we might hie us unto...
  • Across Canada this past year a new entity has emerged into Canadian public life: the angry veteran. In courtrooms and hospital rooms and on Facebook pages, this group of former soldiers—largely but not all Afghan vets—have come out swinging hard against the government, the New...
  • Historic WWII Photo – Paratroopers

    November 6, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Paratroopers don camouflage outfits during training. DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL...
  • Historic WWII Photo – Assault Training

    November 5, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Men board a boat for more assault training. LEGION MAGAZINE...
  • Humour Hunt

    November 4, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    R. Chalmers of Amherstview, Ont., tells this story on himself: “I had been an electronics instructor at Canadian Forces Base Kingston, Ont., for less than a year. One day in the spring of 1980, I noticed a young recruit having trouble keeping his eyes open...
  • Track meet Sets New Records

    November 4, 2014 by Sharon Adams
    Miriam Abdul-Rashid (in red) takes the lead in women’s 300-metre hurdles. PHOTO: sharon adams 2014 Legion Canadian Youth Track and Field Championships The tranquil Monday morning on the beach near White Rock, B.C., is about to be disrupted as hundreds of young people—athletes all—appear, picking...

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