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Canadian Air Force becomes royal

On April 1, 1924, Canada’s flying service was renamed the Royal Canadian Air Force. Its motto Through Adversity to the Stars is fitting indeed. In September 1914, just one month after entering the First World War, Canada sent one aircraft of the Canadian Aviation Corps to England. It was only a decade after the...
  • Wallace Algie’s sacrifice – Oct. 11, 1918

    October 10, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    After occupying Cambrai, France, Canadian troops continued the Hundred Days Offensive, engaging in the attack on Iwuy, eight kilometres to the northeast, on Oct. 11, 1918. German machine gunners laid down heavy fire from secure positions atop a railway embankment and behind groups of houses...
  • Victory over a Zeppelin

    October 3, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    On Oct. 3, 1916, dozens of people flocked to a farmer’s field just north of London at a place called Potters Bar to see the grisly spectacle of the crash site of a Zeppelin airship. The owner of the property charged a shilling to see...
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