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Retirement riches

Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Maclaren of the British army thought he had hit it big.  When he retired in 2001, Maclaren received a letter from the Ministry

Sudden surrender

Kathy Beaupre of Geraldton, Ont., sent along a copy of an article published, probably in the 1960s, in the Fort William Daily Times Journal (long ago

Swordless salute

On approaching the dais at a Royal Military College of Canada parade, the officer at the head of a troop lowered his sword in salute.

Deerly departed

Alex Gauthier, a retired sergeant from the Governor General’s Foot Guards, recalls a reserves exercise at CFB Petawawa in August 1984.  As a corporal with

Biscuits in Bed

Many Canadian soldiers arriving in Britain at the start of the Second World War found themselves billeted at Aldershot, which had been a training ground

HUMOUR HUNT: Speaking American

As a naval reservist, Fraser McKee of Toronto completed a long anti-submarine specialist course in the 1950s and ’60s. He knew how to hunt subs,

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