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On this date: March 2017

1 March 1917 4th Division uses poison gas in an attack on Hill 145, Vimy Ridge. 2 March 2011 HMCS Charlottetown heads for Libya to provide humanitarian assistance. 3 March 1915 1st Canadian Division is assigned six kilometres of the front south of Armentières. 4 March 1982 Bertha Wilson is appointed to the Supreme...
  • On this date: February 2017

    February 1, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    1 FEBRUARY 1945 PoW Sgt. Jean Louis Warren escapes from a boxcar headed for Germany and evades capture to war’s end. 2 FEBRUARY 1944 Christmas parcels finally reach 1st Canadian Corps troops fighting near Ortona, Italy. 3 FEBRUARY 1942 The Canadian Women’s Auxiliary Air Force...
  • On this date: January 2017

    January 3, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    1 January 1943 No. 6 (RCAF) Bomber Group begins operations. 2 January 1908 Dawn of the domestically produced penny, 95.5 per cent copper. 3-4 January 1943 No. 6 Bomber Group’s first mission is to lay mines off the Frisian Islands. 5 January 1838 U.S. citizens...
  • On this date: December 2016

    December 1, 2016 by Legion Magazine
      1 DECEMBER 1940 HMCS Saguenay is torpedoed on escort duty; 21 die, but the ship can be repaired. 2 DECEMBER 1963 The 24,000-km undersea Commonwealth Pacific Cable System links Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Britain. 3 DECEMBER 1989 Nine peacekeepers leave for Honduras for...
  • On this date: November 2016

    November 1, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    1 November 1952 The U.S. tests its first hydrogen bomb. 2 November 1951 One Canadian dies and 13 are wounded in a diversionary raid by the Chinese on Hill 187 in Korea. 3 November 1687 Fort Chambly repels an Iroquois raid. 4 November 1995 Canada...
  • On this date: October 2016

    October 1, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    1 OCTOBER 1916 The Battle of Ancre Heights begins. 2 OCTOBER 1952 Three are killed, 10 wounded when the HMCS Iroquois is hit by a shore battery in North Korea. 3 OCTOBER 1927 Prime Minister W.L. Mackenzie King chats with the British PM, inaugurating Canadian...
  • On this date: September 2016

    September 1, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    1 September 1942 HMCS Morden sinks U-756 southwest  of Ireland. 2 September 1918 The Canadian Corps hammers the Hindenburg Line. 3 September 1943 Canadian and British forces land on mainland Italy. 4 September 2013 Jules Paivio dies, last Mackenzie- Papineau Batallion veteran, who defied federal laws...
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