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...
  • Veterans Organizations And Legion Discuss The Way Ahead

    January 1, 2008 by Legion Magazine
    Legion Honorary Grand President Charles Belzile (centre left), Dominion President Jack Frost and Dominion Secretary Duane Daly PHOTO: ADAM DAY Representatives from 14 veterans organizations met with Legion officials at Legion House in Kanata, Ont., Nov. 16 to discuss developing a closer relationship. Legion Honorary...
  • Ottawa hosts next Dominion Convention

    January 1, 2008 by Legion Magazine
    “The Dominion Executive Council has directed that the convention call be issued to all commands, branches and sections of The Royal Canadian Legion to assemble their delegates in Ottawa, Ont., on June 21, 2008, for the 42nd dominion convention. This convention call is issued in...
  • Maintaining The Silent “Cities of Stone”

    January 1, 2008 by Tom MacGregor
    Blank tablets arrive at the workshops in Beaurains, France to be inscribed and sent to cemeteries all over the world. PHOTO: TOM MacGREGOR Tyne Cot Cemetery at Passchendaele is the largest of the commission’s cemeteries. PHOTO: TOM MacGREGOR Anyone visiting one of the cemeteries maintained...
  • Heavy-Lift Aircraft Arrive at Trenton

    January 1, 2008 by Adam Day
    The main thing to know about the CC-117 Globemaster III—Canada’s newest military aircraft—is that it is very large and very powerful. It is thunderously large and powerful, in fact. And that’s not an exaggeration. Should you find yourself sitting at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan when...
  • Job Placement program Unveiled

    January 1, 2008 by Sharon Adams
    The more than 2,000 Canadian Forces personnel who leave the service each year now have a bridge to help them with the transition to careers, jobs—even to starting their own businesses, thanks to a job placement program launched in Oct. 25 by Veterans Affairs Canada....
  • Soldier Named Canada’s Veterans Ombudsman

    January 1, 2008 by Sharon Adams
    Colonel Pat Stogran has been appointed as the first Veterans Ombudsman for Canada. PHOTO: SHARON ADAMS The interests of veterans and their families will be not only the first thing on the agenda of Canada’s first Veterans Ombudsman, but “the only thing,” said Colonel Patrick...