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Pépère’s war story

Hormidas Odilon (Henry) Goulet enlisted with the 22nd Battalion in Montreal in 1914. When he gave his name, the officer apparently told him, “We’ll call you Henry.” He fought in France and Belgium until he was wounded in 1916. He was discharged in 1917. His journal was recently adapted into this memoir by his...
  • Changes to hearing-loss disability benefits

    September 7, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    If you are in receipt of partial entitlement (1/5, 2/5, 3/5 or 4/5) for hearing loss, you should contact a Royal Canadian Legion command service officer to review your file. Why? Because on Feb. 23, 2018, Veterans Affairs Canada promulgated a new partial entitlement policy....
  • September/October 2018 issue – Now Available!

    September 4, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    The September/October 2018 issue of Legion Magazine is out today! Look for it on newsstands or check your mailbox if you subscribe already. WITNESS TO SLAUGHTER The Medak Pocket in Croatia was the place where, for Canada, peacekeeping went to die WAR AND THE SPANISH FLU As...
  • Alex Trebek narrates Military Moments | The Dieppe Raid

    August 17, 2018 by Legion Magazine
     Ahead of the 76th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid, Legion Magazine and Canada’s Ultimate Story present Military Moments | The Dieppe Raid. Narrated by legendary Canadian television host Alex Trebek of Jeopardy, the video explores the disastrous Dieppe Raid of Aug. 19, 1942, which is most commonly remembered...
  • Playing cribbage with uncle leads to win

    August 13, 2018 by Stephen J. Thorne
        Gary Moore was nine or 10 years old when he started playing cribbage with his Uncle Bertie by lamplight at their old family home in Pleasant Bay, near Cheticamp, N.S. Uncle Bertie was a farmer and fisherman out of the Cape Breton village...
  • Pilot project tailors benefits to veterans’ needs

    August 12, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    Over the next three years Veterans Affairs Canada will roll out a guided support program for certain veterans and their families who need help navigating the department’s processes. “Previously it was up to the veteran to apply for benefits and services, (but) veterans often did...
  • New initiatives come into effect

    July 26, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    On April 1, 2018, the new initiatives announced in the 2017 federal budget came into effect. As of that same date, the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act became known as the Veterans Well-being Act (VWA). The Caregiver Recognition Benefit supports caregivers...