Archive for February, 2016

  • Humour Hunt

    February 26, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Irene Wert of Quinton, Sask., sends this funny-sad account of a visit to the United States:                                                 “I was shopping with an...
  • Humour Hunt

    February 23, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Janet Wilcox of Gander, Nfld., says her granddaughter, Allison, had just started school and was asked why she had a holiday on Nov.11. She replied: “It’s for all poppies and grandpoppies who helped to fight the...
  • The bomb girls of Ajax

    February 20, 2016 by D'Arcy Jenish
    During the Second World War, more than 2,300 women from across Canada were recruited to work in the DIL munitions factory When Louise Johnson got the call to contribute to Canada’s war effort in November 1942, she accepted immediately and never looked back or regretted...
  • Remembrance the focus for Netherlands branch

    February 18, 2016 by Sharon Adams
    Members of the colour party and executives from The Royal Canadian Legion Branch in the Netherlands are a well-travelled lot, appearing at some 40 events in 2015, ranging from official national commemorations attended by royalty and throngs of people, to funerals of Canadian soldiers, to small ceremonies...
  • Voices of women in war heard

    February 18, 2016 by Tom MacGregor
    The voices of women who served during the first and second world wars can be heard in a new exhibit at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. The exhibit, which runs until April 3, 2016, uses artifacts, posters and recorded interviews with women to tell...
  • My Story | Atomic X-ray

    February 18, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Canadian veteran Alan Blunt of Port Alberni, B.C., describes how he got to see through his own hand   I was in grade 10 and wasn’t getting very good marks and I decided there must be better things to do than go to school. So I joined the military. I...
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