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Betty Metcalfe: “I lost my brother to a Nazi executioner”

The last words Betty Metcalfe’s brother Jack ever spoke to her still haunt her almost 80 years later. It was 1940 and the Metcalfe family of Glace Bay, N.S.—mother, father, their two girls and two boys—had just spent their last Christmas together. Betty and her younger sister Yvonne would join the Women’s Army Corps....
  • Eye On Defence: Time For A New Vision

    September 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by David J. Bercuson The Hercules aircraft has continued to be a Canadian Forces workhorse since they first started being acquired in the 1960s. As of this writing the Department of National Defence’s White Paper of 1994 remains the theoretical foundation of Canadian defence policy...
  • The Royal Military College:There’s No Place Like It

    September 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Dan Black First-year cadets practice drill. It’s early and the fog is lifting from Lake Ontario. Rays of sunlight have broken through and turned portions of the old limestone dormitories into gold. Until you spot the tall young man with the short haircut, you...
  • New Site For War Museum

    September 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Tom MacGregor Canadian Heritage Minister Sheila Copps announces new museum site. It has been 13 years since Legion Magazine first called the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa a national shame. Now a handful of senior cabinet ministers, local members of Parliament and bureaucrats have...
  • The Long Range Of CFB Greenwood

    September 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Ray Dick An Aurora sits on the tarmac at CFB Greenwood. The planes and helicopters are old–some of the oldest in the Canadian Forces–but whether they’re used to check out a suspicious cargo ship in the mid-Atlantic, answer a distress call in the Far...
  • Forces Fighting From The Ropes For More Funds

    May 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Ray Dick Defence Minister Art Eggleton chats with Charles Belzile, chairman of the Conference of Defence Associations. A cash-strapped Canadian Forces, nursing outdated equipment and poor morale, has been given a pep talk to boost its flagging spirits by Defence Minister Art Eggleton, who...
  • Questions Continue About Depleted Uranium

    May 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Victoria Fulford HMCS Athabaskan was equipped with weapons using depleted uranium during the Persian Gulf War. The Pentagon called it the silver bullet. A substance that gives military projectiles an extra punch allowing them to penetrate metal armour with ease. It’s depleted uranium, a...
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