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...
  • Small Town Cheers Deploying Troops

    January 22, 2009 by Legion Magazine
    Troops bound for Afghanistan got an unexpected send-off this fall as they made a short stop in the eastern Ontario town of Tweed while en route between Canadian Forces Base Petawawa and Trenton where they caught their flight overseas. Legionnaires, schoolchildren, veterans and members of...
  • 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...
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