On This Date

On this date: May 2017

1 May 1945 Cape Breton Highlanders attack German strongholds in Delfzijl, Netherlands. 2-3 May 1953 The Royal Canadian Regiment is hammered in the Battle of Hill 187 in Korea: 26 killed, 27 wounded, seven taken prisoner. 3 May 1917 Lieut. Robert Combe captures 80 prisoners near Acheville, France, and is posthumously awarded the Victoria...
  • 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...
  • On this date: August 2016

    July 31, 2016 by Legion Magazine
      1 AUGUST 1959 Georges P. Vanier, Canada’s first French-speaking governor general, is appointed. 2 AUGUST 1909 The Silver Dart makes its first passenger flight, in an army evaluation at Camp Petawawa. 3 AUGUST 2006 Four soldiers of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry are...
  • On this date: July 2016

    June 29, 2016 by Legion Magazine
      1 July 1916 The Newfoundland Regiment is nearly wiped out at Beaumont-Hamel in France. 2 July 1941 The Canadian Women’s Auxiliary Air Force is created. 3 July 1814 Fort Erie surrenders to American troops as the Niagara Peninsula campaign begins. 4 July 1886 The...
  • ON THIS DATE: June 2016

    June 1, 2016 by Legion Magazine
      1 JUNE 1919 Ten thousand returning veterans march in support of the 30,000 workers of the Winnipeg General Strike.   2 JUNE 1953 Queen Elizabeth II is crowned. 3 JUNE 1944 RCAF Canso pilot Flt. Lt. R.E. McBride sinks U-477 with four depth charges....
  • On This Date: May 2016

    April 30, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    1 MAY 1961 No. 415 Maritime Patrol Squadron, RCAF is formed, based in Prince Edward Island. 2 MAY 1885 In the Battle of Cut Knife, Chief Poundmaker’s Cree warriors deal Canadian troops their last defeat of the Northwest Rebellion. 3 MAY 1917 Nearly 500 Germans...
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