Archive for February, 2019

  • The medic’s trauma book

    February 27, 2019 by Stephen J. Thorne
    “They cannot knock on your house door, take you by the hand and bring you to the clinic. If you don’t ask for help, nobody will come.” Story and photography by Stephen J. Thorne As a member of 5 Field Ambulance in Afghanistan, medic Macha...
  • Canadians start the first trench raids

    February 27, 2019 by Legion Magazine
    In the dead of night on Feb. 28, 1915, 100 men of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry sneaked out of their trenches near Ypres, Belgium, crossed no man’s land and destroyed 30 yards of German trenches. It was the first trench raid of the...
  • McCrae’s city remembers

    February 24, 2019 by Tom MacGregor
    Remembrance Day in Guelph, Ont., was marked by three distinct ceremonies It was a sunny, crisp morning with a fresh sprinkling of snow as the crowd gathered outside a little house along the Speed River in Guelph, Ont. Here at 9 a.m., a small service...
  • Fiasco in Siberia

    February 23, 2019 by J.L. Granatstein
    It was all Sir Robert Borden’s doing. The prime minister was in England in July 1918 attending the Prime Ministers’ Committee when the British government asked if Canada might supply troops for a Siberian force that could help prevent a 60,000-strong force of Czech fighters,...
  • Laughing at life in the military

    February 22, 2019 by John Ward
    –Illustration by Malcolm Jones– Military humour, much like military everything, is an acquired taste. As with all comedy, it depends on the audience. A great comedian once said something like, “Tragedy is me slipping on a banana peel. Comedy is you slipping on a banana...
  • Mural added to Regina Branch

    February 21, 2019 by Legion Magazine
    A new mural at Regina Branch honours the Second Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, tracing its history from the First World War to modern day, explains Ron Hitchcock, curator of the branch’s expansive military museum. The mural, by artist Mary-Ann Dubé, adds to the visual...
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