Archive for June, 2016

  • Humour Hunt

    June 21, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Rev. Clifford Waite of Oakwood, Ont., says his father, Company Sergeant-Major C.F. Waite, was a drill sergeant with the 48th Highlanders for many years. “All right, you dummies, fall out,” he once ordered. The company fell out with a clatter, except for one man. “Well?”...
  • In the years and months leading up to the First World War, all of the great European powers eventually succumbed to the pressure of the situation and mobilized their military forces. War itself wasn’t the aim of the mobilization—up until the last months, hardly anyone...
  • A cop in Kandahar

    June 16, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    From the Department of Mounties at War RCMP officer Wayne Martin’s job in Afghanistan was to train Afghan police forces, but when a suicide bomber hit his convoy, he became an eyewitness to the death of diplomat Glyn Berry, and the tragic aftermath. I am...
  • Military service and the long term

    June 16, 2016 by Sharon Adams
    A decade ago, Veterans Affairs Canada’s Gerontological Advisory Council brought to public attention something serving military and veterans have always known: military service has long-term effects on health, and we’re not just talking about war wounds. At the time, the council was concerned that there...
  • The thorny problem of child soldiers

    June 16, 2016 by Adam Day
    At the Toronto International Film Festival in February, retired lieutenant-general Roméo Dallaire attended a screening of the Afghan war movie Hyena Road and, alongside the film’s director and star Paul Gross, introduced the near-capacity audience to his new project, The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative....
  • Humour Hunt

    June 16, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Les Williams of Winnipeg, recounts: The Bonaventure had just berthed astern of a huge American carrier in Norfolk, Va., and one of the Bonnie’s crew was having a drink in a nearby bar when an American sailor came alongside. “Say, Canada, you on that baby...
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