Archive for July, 2017

  • The importance of anniversaries

    July 6, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    This issue of Legion Magazine is filled with stories acknowledging anniversaries: Canada’s 150th, Vimy’s 100th, Hill 70’s 100th, Dieppe’s 75th. And, as in every issue, members of The Royal Canadian Legion who have served the organization for 60, 65 and 70 years are recognized on...
  • Canada’s military scores a number of firsts

    July 5, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    June 2017 was a pretty good month for Canada’s military. First there was the defence policy review, released June 7 after a year-long consultation process. The document did not come up with sure-fire solutions to longstanding issues plaguing military procurement, but it did propose a...
  • July/August issue is now available!

    July 4, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    The July/August 2017 issue of Legion Magazine is out today! Look for it on newsstands today or check your mailbox if you subscribe already! What’s inside? Canada at 150 A selective look back at the people and events that made us Assault on Hill 70...
  • New site, new connection

    July 1, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    CAFconnection.ca is a new Canadian Armed Forces website that brings the contents of the FamilyForce and CF Community Gateway websites under one URL. It connects CAF members and families to local Military Family Resource Centres (MFRCs) and personnel support programs under the Canadian Forces Morale...
  • Those Newfoundlanders who voted for Confederation in the 1948 referendums did so for pragmatic, unsentimental reasons. The country, especially that part of it beyond the Avalon Peninsula, was indigent, isolated, poverty-stricken, dependent on the whims of a fickle fishing industry. Most of these people had never been...
  • On this date: July 2017

    July 1, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    1 July 1867 The first four provinces enter Confederation. 2 July 1940 HMCS St. Laurent rescues 861 German and Italian PoWs from a torpedoed ship bound for Canada. 3 July 1964 Four FLQ terrorists receive eight-year sentences for armed robberies. 4 July 1812 The first...
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