Archive for March, 2016

  • What the Russians left behind in Syria

    March 31, 2016 by Adam Day
    Now that Vladimir Putin has officially ended the Russian bombing campaign in Syria—where the main targets of his bombs were Syrian rebels, not ISIS—it has come to light that some of their normally secretive special operations forces have been committed to battle against the Islamic...
  • On this date: April 2016

    March 31, 2016 by Legion Magazine
        1 APRIL 1734 Canada’s first lighthouse goes into operation at Louisbourg, the French fortress on Cape Breton Island. 2 APRIL 1973 Canada’s first national lottery is announced; it raises $15 million toward the $1.5 billion 1976 Summer Olympics. 3 APRIL 1669 King Louis...
  • Humour Hunt

    March 29, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    This sea story is from Vince Leah, also of Winnipeg: During the Second World War operations in the South Pacific, an alert Royal Navy destroyer scooped up a U.S. sailor who had fallen overboard from his cruiser. The grateful American captain sent over a huge...
  • Humour Hunt

    March 24, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Here is a naval yarn from John MacLean, Georgetown, Ont.: Engaged in NATO exercises off Bermuda, the Canadian aircraft-carrier Bonaventure overtook an old American submarine recharging its batteries on the surface. The sub was making about eight knots, close to her maximum speed. The Bonnie...
  • There’s no shortage of pundits willing to explain what’s happening in the world right now – the Middle East in flames, refugees inundating Europe, and a steady stream of terrorist atrocities across the world. The latest of these attacks killed dozens across two separate sites...
  • Two trigger fingers

    March 24, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    From the Department of High-Stakes Charades Twenty-five years ago, Richard Austin served in the Persian Gulf War aboard HMCS Athabaskan. One of few people in Canada trained on the ship’s newest weapons system, he found himself in a predicament We had only two weeks to...
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