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Still plenty of work for Veterans Ombudsman

As outgoing Veterans Ombudsman Guy Parent prepares to hand the torch to a successor, his 2018 report on government action shows while much has been accomplished, much remains to do. The federal government has acted on nearly three-quarters of the recommendations made by the ombudsman since the office was created a decade ago. But...
  • Desert Duty On The Iraqi Border

    November 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Uwe U. Beyer Iraq and Kuwait. Two Muslim countries with social, economic and military differences and yet both identical in many other ways. Both are rich in oil resources and both are over 95 per cent desert. In early August 1990, Iraq attacked Kuwait...
  • Membership Has Its Advantages

    November 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Rhonda Lee Stephenson For six months in 1989, beginning in May and ending in October, I was retained by Club Med International to perform as an entertainer at their Turquoise location in the Turks and Caicos Islands. My “swabbing-the-deck” job by day was to...
  • Scouting On The Afghan Frontier

    November 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Leonard Richards Christmas Day, 1944. A mud-block fort in the Tochi Valley of North Waziristan, a few miles from Afghanistan’s southern border, on the northwest frontier of India. Snow covered the ground and white topped mountains formed a background. I sat in my quarters,...
  • Back To Dieppe

    November 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    Story and photographs by Tom MacGregor Clockwise from top left: Dominion President Allan Parks views the deadly beaches; people of all ages turn out to cheer as the Canadian veterans march along the streets of Dieppe on the anniversary of the raid; crowds fill up...
  • Horror Beyond Dieppe

    September 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Robert Waddy   On Sept. 1, 1939–at the age of 18–I went to a party at a pharmacist’s home in North Vancouver. The pharmacist was a good friend who had given me the opportunity to train as a boxer above his drugstore. While at...
  • The Airman From The Crash

    September 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by John Lewis   One of my favourite pastimes during World War II was riding my bicycle out to the Royal Air Force base situated a short distance from our house in Heston, England. As a young member of Britain’s Air Training Corps, I was...