Brass Hats in Red Tape

Brass Hats in Red Tape By Wilfrid Bovey February 1954 The task of the officers responsible for the administration of the Canadian troops in Britain in the early days of the First World War was complicated by enough red tape to tie us all up in knots. The over-riding factor was that the only...
  • In Good Hands

    January 29, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    In Good Hands By George Large January, 1984 I want to write a tribute to the medical corps. I know the subject first-hand because I had to use its professional services in both world wars. I was wounded at Wancourt on Aug. 26, 1918, and...
  • Will Bird The Chronicler

    January 22, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Will Bird The Chronicler By Pat Sullivan April, 1984   If ever an army deserves to be remembered, this is it. In WW I, 619,636 Canadians enlisted from a country of only 7.5 million; nearly 10 per cent died. If American forces had taken comparable...
  • Guardians of the West- The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada

    January 15, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Guardians of the West- The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada By Colin Murray June, 1952   In 1266, when King Alexander II of Scotland was hunting in a Scottish forest, he was attacked by an infuriated stag which chased him, knocked him from his horse and...
  • The Royal Victory Ball In Brussels

    January 8, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    The Royal Victory Ball In Brussels New Year’s Eve 1918 By Francis J. Atkinson January 1952   This Fascinating Story Of The Glittering Affair Staged By The 4th Canadian Division In Belgium’s Capital 33 Years Ago Is In Many Respects Reminiscent Of The Famous Ball...
  • The First WACS

    December 4, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    The First WACS By Ernest Rivers-Macpherson June, 1953 How well I remember the excitement that spread over the old British Expeditionary Force in France in 1917 when it was known that ladies, duly enlisted in the newly formed Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, would be shortly...
  • Mystery Man – The Strange Case of Richard C. MacGregor

    November 27, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Mystery Man – The Strange Case of Richard C. MacGregor By Leslie C. Morrison December, 1949   Out of the First World War came many strange stories of men who, after being reported missing, presumed killed, were discovered several years later very much alive, but...
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