A day of healing

On the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, white wreaths evoked Ottawa’s first Armistice Day   They began to gather at 7 a.m., the first of a crowd that swelled to 35,000 at the Remembrance Day service in the nation’s capital. Many came to mark the 100th anniversary of the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Voices of women in war heard

    February 18, 2016 by Tom MacGregor
    The voices of women who served during the first and second world wars can be heard in a new exhibit at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. The exhibit, which runs until April 3, 2016, uses artifacts, posters and recorded interviews with women to tell...
  • Thunderous acclaim

    January 26, 2016 by Sharon Adams
    Hamiltonians gathered to honour veterans of all stripes and many conflicts   The silence during the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, Ont., was just ending when a distant thrum could be heard, a noise that grew and swelled and...
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