Archive for September, 2015

  • Injured veterans may develop sleep disorders

    September 1, 2015 by Sharon Adams
    Ah, “sleep that knits up the ravelled sleeve of care”—a commodity that can be as elusive for injured and disabled Canadian Armed Forces personnel and veterans today as when Shakespeare penned the line 400 years ago to describe the insomnia of Macbeth, the soldier who...
  • Pips off the port beam

    September 1, 2015 by Ronald Simpson
    Thomas Simpson was instrumental in the sinking of U-1302, a battle he remembers with regret to this day       My only living grandparent is Thomas Joseph Simpson, and he is my inspiration. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) during the Battle...
  • 49th Alberta-Northwest Territories convention

    September 1, 2015 by Tom MacGregor
    Delegates stick with established structure Change wasn’t in the works when delegates met in Lethbridge for the 49th Alberta-Northwest Territories Command Convention June 12-14, as several attempts to restructure the executive were defeated. The votes, by 257 delegates, put an end to an ambitious restructuring of command...
  • Cracks in the system, part two: Broken faith

    September 1, 2015 by Adam Day & Sharon Adams
       Canada’s lost veterans and the lawsuit that shook a government   This is a simple, age-old story. Across Canada there are soldiers and veterans who were injured in Afghanistan and who haven’t yet healed. They exist in the no man’s land between war and peace,...
  • 63rd Prince Edward Island Convention

    September 1, 2015 by Tom MacGregor
    Finances and membership dominate business   Getting the financial books in order was on the minds of most delegates meeting for the 63rd Prince Edward Island Command Convention held May 30-31 in Cornwall, 10 kilometres west of Charlottetown. “During the past five years, $29,000 of...
  • Second World War soldier laid to rest

    September 1, 2015 by Sharon Adams
    His was one Canadian death among dozens on the day 70 years ago, and among 7,600 of the nine-month campaign to liberate the Netherlands near the end of the Second World War. Yet Dutch families who never knew Private Albert Laubenstein came in tribute to...
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