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On this date: May 2018

1 May 1918 Private Robert Cruickshank is awarded the Victoria Cross for heroic actions under heavy fire east of the Jordan River in Palestine. 2-3 May 1953 Bombarded by Chinese attacks, ‘C’ Company, 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, sustains heavy casualties in the final Canadian action of the Korean War. 4 May 1951 The...
  • 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...
  • On This Date: November 2014

    November 1, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    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...