Indigenous veterans often unaware of their benefits

More effort is necessary to overcome geographic, political and cultural obstacles preventing indigenous veterans and serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces from receiving benefits and commemoration they have earned, says the Commons Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs (ACVA). “Confidence that equality in combat will be followed by equal recognition…will be a powerful sign...
  • Padre of the Newfoundland Regiment honoured

    June 14, 2019 by Legion Magazine
    The legacy of Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Nangle, chaplain to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment during the First World War, was honoured at his alma mater, St. Bonaventure’s College in St. John’s, on Jan. 17 with the creation of a new bursary. The Nangle Memorial Bursary is a...
  • Concerns raised over Pension for Life plan

    May 11, 2019 by Sharon Adams
    The Royal Canadian Legion is among veterans advocates concerned about the financial effects of Veterans Affairs Canada’s new Pension for Life and other changes to benefits that kicked in April 1. “Our understanding was that Pension for Life would offer a better and substantially more...
  • New warships will confront growing naval threats

    May 6, 2019 by David J. Bercuson
    In early February, the federal government finally announced that it has chosen a British warship design, the Type 26 Global Combat Ship, to replace the current fleet of Halifax-class frigates and the now-defunct fleet of Iroquois-class destroyers. Fifteen of these ships will be built in...
  • War Museum opens Wounded exhibition

    May 3, 2019 by Tom MacGregor
    A powerful exhibition of stark black-and-white images of wounded soldiers opened on Feb. 15 at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. The Wounded is a collaboration between the museum and Legion Magazine to present photos and profiles by Stephen J. Thorne. Many of the men...
  • May/June 2019 issue – Now available!

    May 1, 2019 by Legion Magazine
    The May/June 2019 issue of Legion Magazine is out today! Look for it on newsstands or check your mailbox if you subscribe already. HOW D-DAY CHANGED THE WORLD Life as we know it began on June 6, 1944 UNSUNG VALOUR IN NORMANDY Seven soldiers who made little-known...
  •  The Battle of the Atlantic was Canada’s longest campaign of the Second World War from September 3, 1939 to May 8, 1945. Legion Magazine and Canada’s Ultimate Story present Military Moments | Battle of the Atlantic. Narrated by Canadian musician and artist Alan Doyle...
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