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Canada’s first foreign war

On Feb. 11, 1900, the 1,039-strong Canadian contingent recently deployed to South Africa joined a powerful British column at Graspan, on the Cape Colony’s eastern boundary with the Boer Orange Free State. The following day, under a blazing sun with temperatures peaking at 46°C, the 2nd (Special Service) Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR) marched...
  • The arbitrary age of 65

    May 15, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    Ill and injured veterans are still waiting for clarity from the federal government on how it intends to provide them with lifelong financial security. The federal budget tabled on March 22 included some new spending for veterans and their families, but it left a big one—lifetime...
  • Our May/June issue is now released!

    May 1, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    What’s inside?   Canada’s first foreign war Fighting in the Battle of Paardeberg in South Africa in February 1900, Canadian troops won their first major engagement in an overseas war. A quiet victory in the gulf Canadian air power was the key to shutting down...
  • Commemorating the Battle of Vimy Ridge

    April 26, 2017 by Stephanie Slegtenhorst
    More than 25,000 people attended the April 9th ceremony to commemorate the achievements and sacrifices of Canadian soldiers 100 years ago at the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The ceremony included speeches by dignitaries from Canada, Britain and France, as well as musical and acting performances....
  • Hush-hush heroes

    April 1, 2017 by Sharon Adams
    Montrealer Gustave Biéler spent the Christmas of 1943 in France. It was likely to be his last. The Nazis had launched a manhunt for him and his comrades in the French Resistance. The spy, known only by his code name Guy, wrote a few lines...
  • To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, Legion Magazine, Canada’s Ultimate Story and William Shatner tell the story of this important First World War battle. Our victory at Vimy was a defining event for Canada. On the 100th anniversary, we revisit the Canadian triumph over the...
  • Trail of the Caribou organizer honoured

    March 21, 2017 by Tom MacGregor
    A new plaque was unveiled in St. John’s, N.L., in November by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, recognizing Thomas Nangle, the tireless padre of the Newfoundland Regiment, as a person of national historic significance. The unveiling took place in the Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander...
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