Remembrance
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A monument for the missing

The Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium— a memorial to 54,395 Commonwealth soldiers with no known grave—is the setting for a daily ritual of remembrance   It is 5:00 a.m. and the streets of Ypres, Belgium, are dark and quiet. I’m out early today, on my way to the Menin Gate. I want to experience...
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    Our back pages: 1946-1960

    May 1, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Resettlement and a larger magazine Third in a six-part series looking back at 90 years of  The Legionary and Legion Magazine After the Second World War, The Legionary became an important vehicle for communicating news of benefits available to returning veterans. Still, the Legion had problems putting...
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    The rarely mentioned war

    March 20, 2016 by Richard Gimblett
    How the Persian Gulf War changed the Canadian Armed Forces It doesn’t feel like a quarter-century has gone by since the Persian Gulf War of 1990-91. When I entered the Royal Military College as an officer cadet in 1975, it similarly had been 25 years since...
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    Focus on veterans

    March 7, 2016 by Sharon Adams
    Bomb aimer Charlie Walker and dozens of other veterans are the subject of one photographer’s labour of love Photography by Ludmila Schnaider     RCAF Flying Officer Charles W. Walker flew 34 missions with Britain’s Royal Air Force Bomber Command during the Second World War—28...
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    Ill-fated trench raiders

    March 1, 2016 by Frank Gogos
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  • Our back pages: 1939-1945- The Second World War

    March 1, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Second in a six-part series looking back at 90 years of The Legionary and Legion Magazine     The royal visit of George VI and Queen Elizabeth boosted spirits in 1939, but even then there were ominous tones. As The Legionary said in an editorial welcoming...
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    Remembrance the focus for Netherlands branch

    February 18, 2016 by Sharon Adams
    Members of the colour party and executives from The Royal Canadian Legion Branch in the Netherlands are a well-travelled lot, appearing at some 40 events in 2015, ranging from official national commemorations attended by royalty and throngs of people, to funerals of Canadian soldiers, to small ceremonies...
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