At the helm

DOMINION PRESIDENT Thomas Irvine, 63, served for 23 years with the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada, including active duty in Egypt with the United Nations Emergency Force. He has spent 30 years serving the Legion and is currently a life member of Hemmingford, Que., Branch. Irvine rose through the ranks to provincial...
  • 2008: The Year In Review

    March 28, 2009 by Bob Butt
    Year Highlighted By Passing The Torch Ceremony The year marked the 90th anniversary of the end of the First World War, and with one Canadian veteran remaining from that war, there was a special tribute at the National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa. More than...
  • Afghanistan Air Wing Stands Up

    March 21, 2009 by Adam Day
    Finally, helicopters with Canadian flags are flying above Kandahar province. For the past few years, Canadians deployed in Afghanistan have relied on allied aircraft—American, British, Dutch, even independent contractors—to move around the dangerous countryside or to fly resupply missions into small and distant outposts. But...
  • Readers Quiz Answers

    March 16, 2009 by Legion Magazine
    Who were Canada’s great military leaders? Our Readers’ Quiz for March/April prepared by Alexander Herd, a graduate student at the University of Calgary, tests your know­ledge of Canada’s military leadership. Questions Who is commemorated by a large monument at Queenston Heights, Ontario? Why did British...
  • Eligibility For Memorial Cross Expanded

    March 14, 2009 by Tom MacGregor
    The familiar Memorial Cross, commonly called the Silver Cross, worn by mothers and widows of sailors, soldiers and airmen killed in service can now be given to more individuals with changes to the regulations announced Jan. 15. The revisions will recognize the families of all...
  • Ceremony In France Lays Soldier To Rest

    March 7, 2009 by Sharon Adams
    The November sky over northern France is grey and leaden and a light rain begins to fall—as though the whole countryside is in mourning—when the casket containing the remains of Private Ralph Tupper Ferns, 25, of the Royal Regiment of Canada, is carried through the...
  • Although it notes progress over the past six years in addressing operational stress injuries (OSIs) in the Canadian Forces, a December report from the interim ombudsman for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces says some military personnel and their families are still...
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