Archive for September, 2016

  • Humour Hunt

    September 28, 2016 by Carl Christie
    Illustrations by Malcolm Jones As we wind down our regular look at some of your lighter experiences in uniform, those that raised a smile, a chuckle, or occasionally a lusty guffaw, John Baker shares a story from his uncle, Ralph “Buz” Post of Bradwardine, Man.,...
  • Centennial of Beaumont-Hamel and the Somme marked

    September 21, 2016 by Tom MacGregor
    Commemorations were held July 1 to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War battles of Beaumont-Hamel and the Somme in France, St. John’s, N.L., and Ottawa. In France, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall joined Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr in a...
  • A tale of two air strikes

    September 21, 2016 by Adam Day
    The war in Syria and Iraq is nowhere close to over. While its seems clear that ISIS is losing its grip on territory and power as it loses strength, there is a second aspect to the war that is now gaining a bit more prominence....
  • Ste-Anne’s Hospital transfers to Quebec

    September 19, 2016 by Sharon Adams
    The last federally administered veterans hospital has finally been transferred to Quebec’s provincial jurisdiction. Established in 1917 expressly to serve veterans, Ste-Anne’s Hospital in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue is the last of 18 federal veterans’ hospitals to be transferred to provincial control since universal health care was introduced...
  • National Field of Honour expands criteria for burial

    September 19, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    The National Field of Honour in Pointe-Claire, Que., has expanded its criteria for burials, so more people who served in Canada’s military are included, along with their immediate family. The cemetery, operated by the Last Post Fund, was established in 1930. In 2009, the year...
  • Riding to raise awareness

    September 19, 2016 by Tom MacGregor
      Motorcycle enthusiasts across Canada joined the annual TELUS Ride for Dad in large numbers this summer. The program has grown since 2014, when The Royal Canadian Legion announced, at its dominion convention in Edmonton, that it was forming a partnership with the charity ride...
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