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Ombudsman condemns handling of cadets after 1974 grenade accident

Cadets injured in a grenade accident at a 1974 cadet summer camp at Canadian Forces Base Valcartier, Que., were treated callously during the investigation and unfairly afterwards, says a scathing report by the military ombudsman. Six cadets were killed when a cadet pulled the pin on a live grenade during a safety course; 62...
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    Remembrance Day at the National War Memorial

    November 23, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Legion Magazine’s coverage of Remembrance Day at our National War Memorial. Photography by Metropolis Studio. After the Remembrance Day ceremony, thousands waited to place poppies on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Bronze figures, representing the 11 branches of the Canadian forces engaged in the First...
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    64th Newfoundland and Labrador Convention

    November 19, 2015 by Tom MacGregor
    Vacant veterans’ beds  concern delegates Veterans’ beds are left vacant while government rules prevent other veterans in need of long-term care from using them, delegates to the 64th Newfoundland and Labrador Command Convention were told in St. John’s. “Pavilions are open to First World War,...
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    Two wars in two weeks

    November 10, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    In July, pilgrims from across Canada visited battlefields, cemeteries and memorials in France, Belgium and the Netherlands “If yesterday was the longest day,” says Ed Pigeau, “today was probably the hardest day.” Pigeau is summarizing days 3 and 4 of The Royal Canadian Legion 2015 Pilgrimage...
  • Serving you

    November 5, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Serving You is written by Legion command service officers. To reach a service officer, call toll-free 1-877-534-4666, or consult a command website. For years of archives, visit www.legionmagazine.com Did you know service officers care and can help you, and it will cost you nothing? Yes, that...
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    Messages to the living, messages to the dead

    November 1, 2015 by Frances Itani
    Inspired by McCrae’s “In Flanders Fields,” a collection of new essays by prominent Canadian authors inspires us to remember   There is a fierceness in the air. In and about a quiet area of Belgium and France. In and about pathways and fields, roads of...
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    Never Again

    November 1, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Every year, year after year, Canadians come together on November 11 to remember the dead and the wars that killed them. And while we honour the bravery and commitment of the fallen with ceremonies, the act is not simply ceremonial. At its core, remembrance requires...
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