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Born on the first of July

Rob Purvis was 20 years old when he, Butch, Larry and Billy—school buddies from Winnipeg—crossed the border and joined the United States Army in Fargo, N.D. It was 1968, they needed work and they yearned for adventure. They got work, all right, and more adventure than they had bargained for. They all wanted to...
  • July/August issue is now available!

    July 4, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    The July/August 2017 issue of Legion Magazine is out today! Look for it on newsstands today or check your mailbox if you subscribe already! What’s inside? Canada at 150 A selective look back at the people and events that made us Assault on Hill 70...
  • New site, new connection

    July 1, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    CAFconnection.ca is a new Canadian Armed Forces website that brings the contents of the FamilyForce and CF Community Gateway websites under one URL. It connects CAF members and families to local Military Family Resource Centres (MFRCs) and personnel support programs under the Canadian Forces Morale...
  • CAF needs to be more diverse, says general

    June 19, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Perhaps the best moment of February’s annual Conference of Defence Associations Institute (CDA) symposium in Ottawa came on the second day when an officer cadet named Melissa Sanfacon of Kingston’s Royal Military College took the microphone and confronted the chief of the defence staff before...
  • Minister discusses peacekeeping, NATO

    June 19, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Ask veteran soldiers their feelings about peacekeeping missions and chances are you’ll get a negative response. Acting as referee and policeman in areas of hostility is like doing the job with one hand tied behind your back, they’ll say. Strict rules of engagement—preventing peacekeepers from...
  • Virtual reality takes viewers into Vimy battle

    June 16, 2017 by Tom MacGregor
    Students visiting Vimy Ridge for the 100th anniversary got a chance to see what the battlefield looked like 100 years ago, thanks to virtual reality technology. Students travelling with EF Educational Tours in April were immersed in the technology used by Simwave Consulting of Kanata,...
  • Seniors: be wary of financial abuse

    June 16, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    Financial abuse is the most common form of elder abuse in Canada. Financial abuse can happen at any time, but it will often start after a health crisis or after the death of a spouse, partner or close friend. People who are alone, lonely or...
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