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Rainbow veterans seeking recognition

The Rainbow Veterans of Canada (RVC) is a new veterans group looking at providing support for those who suffered discrimination in the Canadian Armed Forces because of their sexual orientation. “We want to work with other veterans groups. We want to belong to the veteran community,” said Diane Pitre, president of the group which...
  • The Ransom Collar

    January 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Albert E. Brock   Kidnapping is a rare occurrence in Canada. It was certainly rare in 1955 when I worked as a detective in Forest Hill, a small but very affluent part of Toronto. Most of the crime involved break, enter and theft, and...
  • Uncovering A Lost Trail

    January 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by John Albrecht   Among my childhood memories is an image of my grandmother standing in our backyard, yelling and waving her garden hoe at a formation of Lancaster bombers. The planes were en route to Royal Canadian Air Force Base Comox, B.C., a half...
  • Beirut Days

    November 1, 2000 by Legion Magazine
    by William M. Koch The author poses for a photo during a 1984 visit to the dividing line separating Christian East Beirut and Muslim West Beirut. In 1983, after 32 years of service in the Canadian navy, I asked my career manager for a posting...
  • The Case Of The Missing Canoe

    November 1, 2000 by Legion Magazine
    by Andrew F. Maksymchuk   In 1967, with just three years of police work behind me, I was given the unenviable task of being in charge of the most northerly detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police. My destination was Central Patricia, situated approximately 225 miles...
  • The Stringer’s Story

    November 1, 2000 by Legion Magazine
    by Douglas How   One Saturday in 1941 I was on weekend duty with the Halifax bureau of The Canadian Press when an unusual teletype message arrived from CP’s Toronto headquarters. It stated that one of the three Toronto newspapers was carrying an East Coast...
  • The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    September 1, 2000 by Dan Black
      He gave everything, including his name. He died on a muddy battlefield in France more than 80 years ago and because of that we know very little about him. He is Canada’s Unknown Soldier and the nation welcomed him home with tremendous dignity last...