Archive for April, 2016

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    On This Date: May 2016

    April 30, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    1 MAY 1961 No. 415 Maritime Patrol Squadron, RCAF is formed, based in Prince Edward Island. 2 MAY 1885 In the Battle of Cut Knife, Chief Poundmaker’s Cree warriors deal Canadian troops their last defeat of the Northwest Rebellion. 3 MAY 1917 Nearly 500 Germans...
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    Face to Face: On Bismarck

    April 30, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    It was the duty of HMS Hood to engage the enemy, and there were three good reasons why she was committed to battle against Germany’s Bismarck in May 1941. The first is simply that the Admiral-class Hood was the fastest battleship in the British fleet....
  • Scorpion Photo
    In Afghanistan, a region of the world no-one really likes to talk about anymore, the Taliban has kicked off its traditional spring offensive with a huge attack in Kabul that killed more than 60 people. The blast and subsequent attack took place at an Afghan...
  • An honor guard from the 1st Special Forces Group transports the flag draped coffin of Sgt. 1st Class Nathan R. Chapman late Tuesday night at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. More than 60 Special Forces soldiers from Fort Lewis were present.

    The U.S.’s secret Afghanistan casualty

    April 21, 2016 by Adam Day
    It was one of the longest-held secrets of the Afghan war–what exactly was Nathan Ross Chapman doing in Eastern Afghanistan in early 2002 when he became the very first American soldier to die by enemy fire in the war? Well, after 13 years the CIA...

    Journalists go behind ISIL lines

    April 14, 2016 by Adam Day
    File this under the department of things that happened once and will likely never happen again. A father-and-son team of German journalists managed to convince the Islamic State (or ISIS, or ISIL, or whatever you prefer) to take them on a tour of their capital...
  • Canadian Army soldiers from the 1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery prepare to secure a simulated building while participating in combat first aid training at CFB Shilo, Manitoba, on March 18, 2016.

Photo: MCpl Louis Brunet, Canadian Army Public Affairs
Des soldats de l’Armée canadienne du 1er Régiment du Royal Canadian Horse Artillery s’apprêtent à sécuriser un bâtiment factice dans le cadre d’une instruction de premiers soins au combat à la BFC Shilo, au Manitoba, le 18 mars 2016.

Photo : Cplc Louis Brunet, Affaires publiques de l’Armée canadienne 
    In the early days of Canada’s war in Afghanistan, just as we were transitioning from Kabul to the badlands around Kandahar City, then-Chief of Defence Staff General Rick Hillier made a point of rather prominently spelling out for Canadians that the new mission was, in...
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