Archive for October, 2016

  • On this date: October 2016

    October 1, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    1 OCTOBER 1916 The Battle of Ancre Heights begins. 2 OCTOBER 1952 Three are killed, 10 wounded when the HMCS Iroquois is hit by a shore battery in North Korea. 3 OCTOBER 1927 Prime Minister W.L. Mackenzie King chats with the British PM, inaugurating Canadian...
  • Students reflect on Canada’s sacrifices

    October 1, 2016 by Adam Day
    In raw numbers alone, it has to be one of the largest, most enduring contest of the arts in Canada. For more than 50 years Canadians students have been entering posters, essays and poems in The Royal Canadian Legion’s annual poster and literary contests. This...
  • The first air training plan

    October 1, 2016 by Hugh A. Halliday
    In 1917 and 1918, the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and its successor, the Royal Air Force (RAF), directed an ambitious flight training operation in Canada. The scheme had no precedent, but it inspired later, similar schemes­—the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (1939-1945) and a general...
  • At war with home

    October 1, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    My Story: From the department of veterans’ complaints When Aaron Bedard went to war in Afghanistan, it was because he loved his country. Never did he imagine he would be a lead plaintiff in a multi-year legal battle fighting for proper care, now on the cusp...
  • The housewife

    October 1, 2016 by Sharon Adams
    Sewing kits were a surprisingly versatile tool for soldiers in the field At fleet school they said, ‘If we wanted you to have a wife, we’d issue you with one,’” recalls navy veteran Jim Ross. “And then they did.” In his six months at Canadian...