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Capture of 22-metre transatlantic narco-sub marks new era in war on drugs

  Spanish authorities recently captured a 22-metre submarine after its three crewmen transported US$121-million worth of cocaine 7,700 kilometres across the Atlantic Ocean from Colombia, then scuttled it and ran. It’s the biggest narcotics submarine ever found, and the first confirmed to have transported drugs from the Americas to Europe, signalling what experts have characterized as...
  • On Duty In Bosnia

    March 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Mac Johnston Many rural homes and buildings in the Livno Valley were destroyed during the 1995 Croat offensive. To our right, the land drops away to a flat valley; to our left, the land rises rapidly to form hills which grow into a small...
  • Heroic Dog Of Hong Kong Recognized

    January 11, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    Look-alike Rimshot stands in for the dog Gander during the presentation of the Dickin Medal to Hong Kong veteran Fred Kelly. Holding Rimshot is owner Marc Cote. “It’s an honour just to be able to put my hand on this dog,” said Hong Kong veteran...
  • Eye On Defence: New Force Structure Required

    January 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by David J. BercusonLegion Magazine is pleased to introduce Eye On Defence, a new regular column focusing on matters related to National Defence and the Canadian Forces today. Historian David J. Bercuson is the director of the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at the...
  • Saskatchewan Branches Use Geography To Honour War Dead

    January 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    Byers Bay, Moloski Lake, Rupert Lake. These bodies of water in Northern Saskatchewan do not bear the names of the explorers that discovered them, but rather the names of three young men from Churchill River, Esterhazy, and Melfort, Saskatchewan, who gave their lives during World...
  • Mountain Range Scaled As Tribute To Heroism

    January 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Ray Dick Corporal Brian Baldwin was part of a five-member Canadian Forces team that placed commemorative plaques on five mountain peaks named after Canadian soldiers who earned the Victoria Cross, the Commonwealth’s highest award for bravery. A five-member Canadian Forces team with the millennium...
  • Gallantry Medals Donated To War Museum

    January 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    The medals of VC winner George Fraser Kerr of Deseronto are donated to the Canadian War Museum by Dr. Arthur Ross and daughters Cory and Czashka. The Canadian War Museum has a new and valuable exhibit to add to its extensive collection of war memorabilia—the...