Day: March 1, 2019

Free representation available to veterans
Serving You

Free representation available to veterans

Did you know service officers care and can help you, and it will cost you nothing? Yes, that is true, free of charge. The Royal Canadian Legion’s Veterans Services Network service officers can assist and represent still-serving Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members, veterans, RCMP members and their families regarding disability claims or related issues with Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) and the Veterans Review and Appeal Board (VRAB). We provide free professional counselling and representation services at all levels of the disability claim process under the Pension Act or the Veterans Well-being Act. Our professional Legion command service officers provide these services free of charge, whether or not you are a member of the Legion. Our representation role is mandated through legislation...
Heroes and Villains: Doherty and Booth
Heroes And Villains

Heroes and Villains: Doherty and Booth

Born to Irish immigrants in Wickham, Canada East, on Sept. 26, 1838, Edward P. Doherty moved to New York City in 1860. When the American Civil War erupted the following April, he immediately enlisted in the Union Army as a private. Captured at the First Battle of Bull Run, Doherty managed a daring escape and by war’s end he was a first lieutenant with the 16th New York Cavalry, a unit charged with defending Washington. Ten days after President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination on Good Friday, April 14, 1865—acting on information that assassin John Wilkes Booth and accomplice David E. Herold were somewhere between the Potomac and Rappahannock rivers—Doherty was sent to apprehend them. With 25 soldiers under his command and accompanied by two detectives, Doherty had little success until a f...
March/April 2019 issue – Now Available!
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March/April 2019 issue – Now Available!

The March/April 2019 issue of Legion Magazine is out today! Look for it on newsstands or check your mailbox if you subscribe already. LIFE ON THE LINE What they wore, said and ate at the front in the Second World War CLASS OF 1918 Soldiers fighting overseas wanted schooling for postwar life and Canada’s Khaki University educated thousands BIONIC ARMS Artificial limbs that perform like the real thing are moving from the realm of science fiction into real life VINTAGE WARBIRDS Ah, how they sing and soar among the clouds FACE TO FACE Is the Spitfire the most elegant aircraft ever built? DUTCH GRATITUDE Holland’s appreciation of Canada abounds as the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands approaches SONGS FROM THE PATRIOTIC HEART...
On this date: March 2019
On This Date

On this date: March 2019

1 March 1942 Canadian Women’s Army Corps is granted full army status. Previously, only nursing sisters were admitted into the Canadian Armed Forces. 2 March 1951 DND publishes its first Korean War casualty list. Today, the names of 516 Canadians are inscribed in the Korean War Book of Remembrance. 3 March 1915 The First Canadian Division is now responsible for a large section of front near Fleurbaix, France, as part of IV Corps (United Kingdom). 4 March 1885 The first contingent of returning Nile voyageurs arrives in Halifax after assisting in the effort to relieve the besieged British garrison at Khartoum, Sudan. 6 March 2002 Nearly 130 combat troops of the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, are sent to Afghanistan to search for terrorists. 7-10 Ma...

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