Archive for February, 2018

  • The urge to fly, but how?

    February 15, 2018 by Terry Fallis
    – Illustration by Malcolm Jones – When I was a kid, I was fascinated by anything that flew. I well remember spending birthday money on those 25-cent balsa wood gliders. The first challenge was assembling them without snapping the fragile wings. They actually flew pretty...
  • The truth about Poland

    February 14, 2018 by Stephen J. Thorne
    The names are synonymous with Nazi Germany’s diabolical plan to exterminate Europe’s Jewish population: Sobibor, Treblinka, Auschwitz. All of them, and multiple other extermination and concentration camps, were in German-occupied Poland. At least half the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust were Poles...
  • Mystery of the lucky Lancaster

    February 13, 2018 by Sharon Adams
    It was just six weeks before the end of the Second World War when the telegram arrived for the Lee family in Winnipeg, all capital letters, like someone shouting to be heard above a rising internal wail: REGRET TO ADVISE THAT YOUR SON FLYING OFFICER...
  • Sketchbook brings soldiers to life

    February 7, 2018 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Richard Johnson is an old-school war artist. He’s walked the hard miles in Iraq and Afghanistan, shunning the camera for pencil and sketchbook, speedily yet meticulously recording soldiers at war and peace in shades of grey. Born in Scotland and now living in Maryland, the...
  • Place Vimy unveiled by Hudson Branch

    February 6, 2018 by Stephanie Slegtenhorst
    Hudson, Que., Branch commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge by unveiling its newly renovated cenotaph and surrounding park, now named Place Vimy.  The only one of its kind in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region, the cenotaph commemorates those who have served from the...
  • Delegates at New Brunswick Command’s 83rd convention held Sept. 23-24 in Fredericton supported a proposal for establishment of a veterans’ council within The Royal Canadian Legion. Such a council would help attract younger military members and retain current veteran members, said veteran Sonny McCarron of...
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