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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...
  • Cadets killed or seriously injured while participating in approved activities should have the same care and compensation that is extended to adults supervising them, the military ombudsman recommends. “More needs to be done to support our most vulnerable participants of the cadet program,” said Canadian...
  • Compensation announced for 1974 cadet accident

    June 14, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    The federal government is providing compensation and health-care support for cadet victims of a grenade accident 43 years ago. “This is a good day for the survivors,” said Gerry Fostaty, who worked for years for compensation for the accident, in which a cadet pulled the...
  • Help choose our next Special Issue cover!

    June 12, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    The next edition in our award-winning series Canada’s Ultimate Story is World War I: True Stories from Vimy to Victory.  Canada had a population of less than 7.8 million people in 1914 and yet more than 620,000 enlisted for this faraway war. These were not professional...
  • Hush-Hush Heroes (Part 2)

    June 8, 2017 by Sharon Adams
    The feats of our secret agents in Europe during the Second World War were daring and the consequences of capture were torture and death (“Hush-hush heroes,” March/April). The story was very different in Asia, where the tropics were as formidable an enemy as the Japanese....
  • Our Journey to 150 | Narrated by Mike Myers

    June 2, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    To celebrate 150 years of Canadian history, Canada’s Ultimate Story and Legion Magazine present a powerful video essay on the history of our home and native land called O Canada | Our Journey to 150. The video is narrated by Canadian comedian and actor Mike Myers, who recently published...
  • The Magnificent 11

    June 1, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    They are among the most iconic images of the Second World War—blurred, grainy and, the best of them, as stirring and in-the-moment as any battlefield photographs ever taken. There are only 11 pictures—and nine surviving negatives—from that early morning of Tuesday, June 6, 1944, on...