Archive for July, 2019

  • On this date: August 2019

    July 31, 2019 by Legion Magazine
    1 August 1950 The Royal Canadian Mounted Police absorbs the Newfoundland Rangers and takes over policing services in Newfoundland and Labrador. 3 August 2000 An American-owned merchant ship being held up over a payment dispute is boarded by sailors of HMCS Athabaskan to compel delivery...
  • The Central American country of Honduras is gripped by corruption, violence and political instability. With 91.4 homicides per 100,000 people, it has the highest murder rate in the world and extreme levels of sexual abuse. It is no place for children. No wonder, then, that...
  • First CF-18 enters the fleet

    July 31, 2019 by Sharon Adams
    A huge red carpet cut in the shape of a maple leaf lay on a runway in St. Louis, Missouri, on July 28, 1982. Test pilot Jack Krings landed, then taxied a CF-18 Hornet onto that carpet, stopping just a few metres from the reviewing...
  • A new approach to helping Commonwealth veterans

    July 30, 2019 by Legion Magazine
    Dominion Executive Council approved a new plan during its April 13-14 meeting in Ottawa that would greatly improve living conditions for impoverished Commonwealth veterans and their survivors in the Caribbean. The plan was presented by Chris Warren, secretary-general of the Royal Commonwealth Ex-services League (RCEL)....
  • Tew’s sword

    July 25, 2019 by Sharon Adams
     Seized as a battlefield trophy, then displayed by an Ottawa regiment for a half-century, a U.S. Civil War weapon is returned As long as there has been war, warriors have taken trophies from vanquished enemies: helmets, caps, badges, guns, knives and—most highly prized—swords. One...
  • How well do you know Canada? Canvet Publications aims to find out!

    July 25, 2019 by Canvet Publications Ltd.
    Take the challenge and test your knowledge of Canada’s history. Canvet Publications is launching the Great Canada Quiz starting on July 29, 2019, with a chance to win cash prizes totaling $1,867. (After all, Canada’s Confederation was July 1, 1867!) Prizes of $1,000, $500 and...
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