Remembrance

Pride & dignity

The Second World War is never far from the heart and mind of 97-year-old veteran Bill Anderson, whose 5th Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, landed in Normandy on D-Day +6 and fought its way through Europe and into Germany. Appointed a troop commander after the lieutenant in charge was killed, the native of Saint...
  • Hold It High

    January 1, 2009 by Adam Day
    Jack Babcock passes the torch. VIDEO CAPTURES: VETERANS AFFAIRS CANADA It is hard to say that a Remembrance Day ceremony could have a star, but this one did. When Canada’s last remaining First World War veteran, Jack Babcock, popped up on the big screens surrounding the National War...
  • RCEL: For Service And Honour

    November 1, 2008 by Jennifer Morse
    From left: Dominion President Wilf Edmond, Brigadier-General Md Humayun Kabir of Bangladesh and Lieutenant-Colonel Florence Gittens of Barbados attend the RCEL Triennial Conference in Ghana. ILLUSTRATION: JENNIFER MORSE Helping commonwealth veterans has been the heart of the Royal Common­wealth Ex-Services League (RCEL) for almost 90...
  • Shaped by Sacrifice

    January 1, 2008 by Sharon Adams
    . PHOTOS: MARC FOWLER, BECCA WALLACE/METROPOLIS STUDIO It is bright and clear and the air is crisp as the first people arrive, many laden with blankets and cushions, more than two hours early to stake out their positions for the Remembrance Day ceremony at the...
  • Young Words, Young Voices

    July 1, 2007 by Dan Black
    PHOTOS: DAN BLACK From top: Students express their enthusiasm for the refurbished Vimy Memorial; Heather Shearer pays her respects while walking along the front of the memorial wall at Tyne Cot Cemetery; Jennifer Freele; Melissa Moor. In April, Legion Magazine travelled with a group of...
  • Terrain, Tunnels and Trees

    March 1, 2007 by Tom MacGregor
    PHOTOS: DAN BLACK; METROPOLIS STUDIO From left: Students from the Royal Military College enter the Grange Tunnel at Vimy; helmets, pickets and other tools have been unearthed at Vimy. Sheep graze peacefully in the wooded areas and open fields of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial...
  • Restoring The Grandeur

    March 1, 2007 by Natalie Salat
    PHOTOS: P. FRUTIER/GOVERNMENT OF CANADA From left: Adjusting the Statue of Peace; Luc Goemaere of Group Monument engraves the limestone facing. For two years, the magnificent Canadian National Vimy Memorial stood wrapped in a metallic shroud, towering above the Douai Plain in northern France but...