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Ships carrying the First Canadian Contingent head overseas. [CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM/19710261-0791]

On This Date: February 2015

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 children to the Canadian Immigration Branch. FEBRUARY 3, 1943...

    On This Date: January 2015

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    JANUARY 1, 1916 Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden announces plan to increase the Canadian Expeditionary Force to 500,000...
  • First Canadian Contingent lands in Hong Kong. [PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—C049744]

    On This Date: December 2014

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    PHOTO: COMBAT CAMERA—AR2011-0576-24 DECEMBER 1, 2011 The Canadian flag is lowered during a ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, marking the end of Canada’s military presence in southern Afghanistan under Operation Athena. DECEMBER 2, 1942 The atomic age is ushered in with the first—and ultra-secret—controlled, self-sustaining nuclear...
  • Canadians marching through the streets of Mons on the morning of 11 November 1918. [PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA003547]

    On This Date: November 2014

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    NOVEMBER 1-2, 1944 The 5th Canadian Brigade suffers 135 casualties while forcing its way across Walcheren causeway in the Battle of the Scheldt. NOVEMBER 3, 1952 The 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry begins training in Korea before going into...

    On This Date: October 2014

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    OCTOBER 1, 1944 Calais, France, is occupied by the 3rd Canadian Division. OCTOBER 2-3, 1944 First Canadian Army begins its hard slog to clear the Scheldt Estuary in an effort to open the port of...
  • Advance on Rimini. [PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA173437]

    On This Date: September 2014

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    SEPTEMBER 1, 1864 The Charlottetown Conference begins. It is a step towards Confederation. Japanese sign terms of surrender on a United States battleship in Tokyo Bay. PHOTO: LEGION MAGAZINE ARCHIVES SEPTEMBER 2, 1945 Japanese sign terms of surrender on a United States battleship in Tokyo...

    On This Date: August 2014

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    AUGUST 1, 1957 Canada and the United States announce formation of the North American Aerospace Defence Command, integrating air defence of the two nations. AUGUST 2, 1990 Several hundred foreign nationals are used as human shields after 100,000 Iraqi troops invade Kuwait and seize the...

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