Post Tagged with: "Remembrance Day"

Flag worth waiting for

November 26, 2019 at 11:33 am

From the Editor’s Desk Cliff Kenyon Remembrance Day makes me think of flags, especially the Canadian flag. What a beautiful thing and so very recognizable throughout the world. Although designing started much sooner, the new flag was officially unveiled on Feb. 15, 1965 at Parliament Hill. The red ensign, featuring the Union Jack and the Royal Arms of Canada, came down that day and up went our new flag at the stroke of noon. HonourableRead More

Monument marks where 1939 plane crash occurred.
Photo: DND

Memorial marks crash

November 5, 2019 at 2:54 pm

Joanna Calder As Remembrance Day, November 11th, approaches, we honour those who served in the Royal Canadian Air Force, especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Deep in the New Brunswick forest lie pieces of metal wreckage, partly covered in pine needles. They have been there for 80 years. Nearby is a new granite monument honouring the two Canadian airmen who died at the site—the first to lose their lives on Canadian soil during theRead More

Poppy sales a huge fund raiser

November 5, 2019 at 11:15 am

Cliff Kenyon Poppies may not seem valuable …. a few coins tossed in the tray and a poppy honouring Remembrance Day pinned to your coat. But it all adds up to a sum of money that’s vital to the local branches of the Royal Canadian Legion. Branch 211 of Cold Lake has distributed 250 trays of poppies, throughout the region, in stores and businesses and President Todd Rorke says, as in other years, they areRead More

Members from 419 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron fly over Kamloops B.C. during a visit for Veterans’ Week 2018. See story for full details. 
Maj Maciej Hatta

Moosemen remember

November 27, 2018 at 11:09 am

SUBMITTED The Armistice of 1918 closed the book on one of the deadliest periods in human history. On the 100th anniversary, 419 Tactical Fighter (Training) Squadron (Sqn) was fortunate to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, those who have served and those currently serving, paying their respects while in their home city of Kamloops. Kamloops is a very important city to 419 Squadron (Sqn) as it all began at Royal Air Force (RAF)Read More

The 4 Wing Cold Lake Defence Team and members of the Lakeland community participate at the Remembrance Day ceremony that was held at the Cold Lake Energy Centre in Alberta on November 11, 2018.  L’équipe de la Défense de la 4e Escadre Cold Lake et des membres de la communauté participe au Jour du Souvenir au « Cold Lake Energy Centre » en Alberta, le 11 novembre 2018.
Photo by LS Lisa Sheppard, 4 Wing Imaging

“We are grateful” Cold Lake commemorates the centennial of the Armistice

November 13, 2018 at 10:45 am

CHRISTOPHER KING Cold Lake’s Energy Centre was filled with silence on Sunday for the centennial anniversary of the armistice of World War 1. On Nov. 11, 2018, veterans, current serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), members from organizations such as Scouts Canada, Cadets Canada, and local emergency services, gathered to witness the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 211’s ceremony held in conjunction with 4 Wing and the City of Cold Lake. The ceremony openedRead More

Canada’s Hundred Days – Backgrounder

November 6, 2018 at 10:10 am

VETERANS AFFAIRS CANADA On August 8, 1918, Allied forces on the Western Front launched a major offensive against the German lines near the town of Amiens, France. The Battle of Amiens marked the beginning of Canada’s Hundred Days and the last three months of the First World War. During this period a series of impressive Canadian Corps victories on the Western Front solidified their reputation as elite shock troops. Following the success of the CanadianRead More