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Rainbow veterans seeking recognition

The Rainbow Veterans of Canada (RVC) is a new veterans group looking at providing support for those who suffered discrimination in the Canadian Armed Forces because of their sexual orientation. “We want to work with other veterans groups. We want to belong to the veteran community,” said Diane Pitre, president of the group which...
  • Afghanistan museum to be located in Calgary

    November 18, 2019 by Sharon Adams
    The Military Museums in Calgary—the country’s second largest military museum—is poised to get a lot larger with an expansion including a new museum devoted to the war in Afghanistan.  “We’ve been honoured [to have been chosen] to be the permanent home of the Afghanistan legacy...
  • Navy apologizes for delayed release of health study

    November 18, 2019 by Sharon Adams
    The Royal Canadian Navy has apologized for a five-year delay in releasing its study on the health of 56 navy crew who survived a 2004 fire aboard HMCS Chicoutimi. Chicoutimi is one of four retired diesel-electric submarines Canada bought from Britain in the late 1990s....
  • The Nov/Dec 2019 issue is on newsstands across Canada!

    November 7, 2019 by Legion Magazine
    Our best-selling November/December 2019 issue of Legion Magazine is out today! Look for it on newsstands or check your mailbox if you subscribe already.  LAST SOLDIER STANDING “They should commemorate all of them, instead of just one,” said the last surviving veteran of the First...
  • Operation VetBuild

    November 6, 2019 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Whether it’s cars, armoured vehicles, ships or aircraft, model-building is one of the joys of childhood—a mindful project with a rewarding outcome. It can be educational, absorbing and relaxing. But, most of all, it’s satisfying. Now, The Royal Canadian Legion is betting those benefits will carry...
  • In the early hours of Aug. 19, 1942, a largely Canadian military contingent conducted an ill-fated raid on German-occupied France. More than 6,000 infantry, including Private George Davies of the South Saskatchewan Regiment, landed on the beach at Dieppe that morning and faced deadly enemy fire....
  • Achievement…and lost potential

    November 2, 2019 by Legion Magazine
    As Remembrance Day approaches and we recall and commemorate the sacrifices of those who died while serving, we should also be reminded that one of the costs of war is the loss of what those ill-fated men and women—more than 100,000 in the two world...
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