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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...
  • Remembering Beaumont Hamel

    September 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Victoria Fulford A view of the Beaumont Hamel monument from the trenches preserved at the memorial park. They came from across the sea. The first Newfoundland detachment of two infantry companies sailed from their native land in October of 1914, outfitted with khaki wool...
  • War Connections

    September 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Don Smith   I was 12 when I heard the news of the Allied victory in August 1945. The war was finally over and like a lot of people I greeted that major development with a wild cheer. Most of us understood that many,...
  • Close Call In Croatia

    September 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Paul Gélinas   There are many incidents that occur during a United Nations peacekeeping tour that go by unreported. One such event happened in 1993 when our platoon-size UN patrol arrived in the village of Okucani, roughly 120 kilometres southeast of Zagreb, Croatia. At...
  • Training For Trouble

    May 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Andrew F. Maksymchuk   “Don’t puke on the grass!” yelled the physical training instructor. I turned my head toward the pavement. “Don’t barf on the pavement!” shouted the same instructor. To hell with you, I thought to myself as I let it go halfway...
  • A Hot Night In The Zone

    May 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Robert Burns   On July 20, 1974, Turkey’s military invaded Cyprus in response to an ill-fated military coup aimed at bringing about the union of the Mediterranean island with Greece. During the invasion, the Turks sent thousands of troops in by sea and air...
  • The Sweet Escape

    May 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Jennifer Trewartha   During World War I, my grandfather, Private Thomas P. Harris, served as a medic with 6th Field Ambulance, Canadian Army Medical Corps. By Christmas 1917, the young man, who had been born in England and raised in Montreal, had seen action...
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