Regina Branch reopens with a new attitude

Regina Branch may be a shadow of its old self, but what a shadow it still casts. The 2,000-square-metre classical moderne-style building was constructed in the heydays after the Second World War, when the branch had more than 2,500 members. Princess (now Queen) Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh attended the official opening in...
  • Wartime Food Van Gets Ready For Display

    January 15, 2009 by Adam Day
    It’s not all that easy to restore a 67-year-old truck. Just ask Jim Whitham, the collections manager at the Canadian War Museum, as he’s just spent many, many months working on—and trying to find parts for—a 1941 Fordson model E83 that was used in England...
  • Readers’ Quiz Answers

    January 14, 2009 by Legion Magazine
    Here are the answers to the Readers’ Quiz that we introduced in the January/February 2009 issue of Legion Magazine. The Distant Early Warning Line or DEW Line. It was built by the United States government and designed to detect incoming Soviet bombers. The Maple Leaf....
  • Canadian Citizenship To Be Restored For Many

    January 8, 2009 by Adam Day
    This April many people who believed themselves to be Canadians, only to find out that they were not, will have their citizenship officially restored or established for the first time. Many of them have lived their whole lives as Canadians—were born here, raised here, paid...
  • Finding Names For Long-Lost Canadian Soldiers

    January 1, 2009 by Sharon Adams
    It was not an unusual occurrence on Oct. 31, 2003, when workers excavating for a gas pipeline near a new suburb of Avion, France, unearthed some human bones, a grim reminder of history. Little did they know that they themselves were setting history in motion...
  • Injured Soldier Competes In Beijing

    December 21, 2008 by Sharon Adams
    Three years after a spinal injury during a parachute jump abruptly ended his military career, retired sergeant Steve Daniel is an exceptional athlete, coming out of the Paralympic Games in Beijing ranked 11th in the world for arms-only rowing. “I first stepped into my racing...
  • All wounded Canadian military personnel—regular troops and reservists—must be guaranteed “first class” treatment when they return home, whether their injuries are physical or psychological, says a Senate committee report titled Bringing Our Wounded Home Safely. The committee toured facilities in Afghanistan, Germany and Canada to...
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