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Forgotten Sailors celebrated in a new book

Forgotten Sailors celebrated in a new book

A new Book of Remembrance featuring Second World War Naval Reservists has enriched the list of citizen sailors who made the ultimate sacrifice.

<strong>Operation Neptune: The RCN in support of D-Day</strong>

Operation Neptune: The RCN in support of D-Day

Paul Seguna CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum June 6 was the 79th anniversary of the most incredible amphibious operation in history. Operation Overlord was the Allied invasion of Normandy that led to the liberation of Western Europe from the brutal four-year occupation of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Third Reich. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander […]

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 […]

Air Training Plan Coin

Coin commemorates Commonwealth Air Training Plan

RCAF Public Affairs >> The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new $20 silver coin commemorating the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP). The Plan, as it came to be known, arose from Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King’s desire to see Canada contribute meaningfully to the Allied war effort while, hopefully, maintaining control of […]

One of Canada’s first naval nursing sisters

One of Canada’s first naval nursing sisters

In 1943, at the pinnacle of the Second World War, Margaret “Greet” Ferguson, a graduate nurse trained in a Toronto hospital, found herself treating wounded Canadian sailors at the base in Newfoundland. She was one among 99 other nurses chosen as Canada’s first contingent of Naval Nursing Sisters. “I always had wanted to be a […]

A Milestone for Japan

A Milestone for Japan

Participants from the Japanese Army respond to a simulated attack, marking the first time that Japan’s army has fired a weapon outside of its nation since World War II, in the fields of Ulaanbaatar on June 26, 2015.