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Dutch appeal for help in building online memorial

Through the winter and early spring of 1944-45, up to 450,000 Canadian and other Allied troops under the command of General Harry Crerar of Hamilton poured into the Netherlands and liberated the Dutch from five years of Nazi occupation. More than 7,600 of the 175,000 Canadians who joined the fight died during the nine-month...
  • 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...
  • In Her Majesty’s Service

    September 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Rosalee van Stelten   It began in Winnipeg during the Great Flood of 1950. My schoolmates were stacking sandbags to keep back the swiftly rising waters of the Red River. Slight of build, I was not permitted to join them. Instead, I landed in...
  • Reeled In

    May 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Allan W. Waddy   As a sailor on board Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship St. Croix (2nd) during the mid-1960s, I had the honour to be a member of the Royal Canadian Navy in the exciting era prior to the unification of the Canadian Forces...
  • Normandy, A Soldier’s View

    May 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Ken Huxtable Soldiers take a few moments to relax with some music amid the destroyed and very dusty city of Caen, France. After rushing through breakfast on the morning of June 6, 1944, members of our unit—the 203 Canadian Infantry Ordnance Sub Park—left the...
  • Joining Up

    March 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Benjamin Errett   It wouldn’t exactly be true to say I joined The Royal Canadian Legion last October in a burst of post-Sept. 11th patriotic fervour. I had been planning it long before then, largely for the access to cheap roast beef dinners and...
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