Archive for June, 2016

  • Humour Hunt

    June 14, 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...
  • Military Moments: Battle of Beaumont-Hamel

    June 10, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    “Every July 1, while the rest of Canada celebrates the birth of a nation, Newfoundlanders mourn their losses in the Great War, and especially those at Beaumont-Hamel.”   Narrated by Gordon Pinsent Directed & Edited by Adam Tindal Written by Eric Harris Produced by Jason Duprau,...
  • At this moment, there is a large offensive underway in Iraq to re-take the town of Fallujah from ISIS, who have held it for more than two years. To report on that battle, Vice News embedded with the Iraqi special operations forces to get an...
  • So the big news from Afghanistan is that the Taliban has a new leader. Hibatullah Akhundzada is his name, and he’s from Panjwaii District in Kandahar Province, a place very familiar to any Canadians who served in southern Afghanistan during our mission there. He’s been...
  • Canada is a true friend of Kuwait. Your country did not hesitate to answer the call,” Kuwait’s Ambassador to Canada Ebdulhamid Alfailakawi told Canadian Armed Forces members and veterans at a ceremony in Ottawa commemorating the 25th anniversary of the liberation of Kuwait. The Feb....
  • ON THIS DATE: June 2016

    June 1, 2016 by Legion Magazine
      1 JUNE 1919 Ten thousand returning veterans march in support of the 30,000 workers of the Winnipeg General Strike.   2 JUNE 1953 Queen Elizabeth II is crowned. 3 JUNE 1944 RCAF Canso pilot Flt. Lt. R.E. McBride sinks U-477 with four depth charges....
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