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Background image: HMCS Niobe, Scotland, 1944. CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum.

The forgotten history of HMCS Niobe: in celebration of Tartan Day, April 6

For five years, Smithston in Greenock, Scotland, flew under the flag of the RCN. From 1941-1946, working out of the former Smithston Poorhouse and Asylum, around 20 RCN officers and staff administered 3,000 Canadian sailors and 100 Canadian Wrens (members of the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service).

Battlefield Bike Rider

Cyclists connect with history during a commemorative ride

Peter MallettStaff Writer — From Hill 70 to Vimy Ridge to Beaumont-Hamel, the Drury Memorial, Canal Du Nord and other historic sites in between, each of the Battlefield Bike Ride participants had connections that made this year’s ride meaningful. For Warrant Officer (WO) Dan Bodden, the team’s stop in Vimy Ridge was the highlight of […]

work point back in the day

Work Point Flash Back

A view of work point 100 years ago. This photo was taken on April 18th, 1915.