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On this date: June 2017

1 JUNE 1941 The Newfoundland Escort Force is set up and soon is protecting Atlantic convoys. 2 JUNE 1917 In solo action, Billy Bishop attacks a German aerodrome and is later awarded the Victoria Cross. 3 JUNE 1608 Samuel de Champlain arrives at Tadoussac, Que., to set up a trading post. 4 JUNE 1944...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • On This Date: December 2014

    December 1, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    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...
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