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Street scene with Canadian soldiers and French civilians. [LAC/PA-162665]

On This Date: July 2015

JULY 1, 1934 Commodore Percy W. Nelles becomes the first Canadian-born Chief of the Naval Staff. JULY 2, 1885 The Northwest Rebellion ends with the surrender of Big Bear, and with it, the nomadic life of the...
  • Members of the Chaudiere Regiment approach Bernières-sur-Mer, France, in a landing craft on D-Day. [LAC/PA-131498]

    On This Date: June 2015

    June 1, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    JUNE 1, 1943 HMCS Conestoga in Galt, Ont., is commissioned as the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service training centre. Women complete courses in physical training and navy customs and tradition. JUNE 2, 1866 The Fenian Brotherhood crosses the Niagara River and defeats Canadian volunteers at...
  • Officers of the Royal 22e Régiment, San Leonardo di Ortona, Italy. [LAC/PA-130590]

    On This Date: May 2015

    May 1, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    MAY 1, 1938 The Canadian Tank School is transferred from Wolseley Barracks in London, Ont., to Camp Borden and renamed the Canadian Armoured Fighting Vehicles...
  • On This Date: April 2015

    April 1, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    APRIL 1, 1999 Canada creates a third territory called Nunavut, carved out of the Northwest Territories. Nunavut covers one-fifth of Canada and the Inuit make up 85 per cent of the population. APRIL 2, 1885 Soldiers from Eastern Canada travelling west by train encounter incomplete...
  • Personnel of the Canadian Women's Army Corp at No. 3 CWAC (Basic) Training Centre. [LAC/PA-145516]

    On This Date: March 2015

    March 1, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    MARCH 1, 1942 The Canadian Women’s Army Corps is granted full army status and becomes an integral part of the Canadian Militia. Prior to this, only nursing sisters were admitted into the Canadian Armed Forces. MARCH 2, 1923 The Halibut Treaty, a Canadian-American agreement concerning fishing rights in...
  • Ships carrying the First Canadian Contingent head overseas. [CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM/19710261-0791]

    On This Date: February 2015

    February 1, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    FEBRUARY 1, 1968 The Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army, and the Royal Canadian Air Force are unified into a single organization called the Canadian Forces. FEBRUARY 2, 1947 The Red Cross and army hand over the responsibilities of issuing travel warrants to war brides and...
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    On This Date: January 2015

    January 1, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    JANUARY 1, 1916 Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden announces plan to increase the Canadian Expeditionary Force to 500,000...