Post Tagged with: "Remembrance Day"

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

10 quick facts on the First World War

November 6, 2018 at 10:06 am

VETERANS AFFAIRS CANADA 1. The First World War began on August 4, 1914, with the Triple Entente (United Kingdom, France and Russia) and other nations (e.g., Canada and Australia) against the Triple Alliance (Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy). However, Italy refused to join in the war effort and instead, in May 1915, it aligned with Britain and France and declared war against Germany and Austria-Hungary. 2. Canadians saw their first major action at Ypres on AprilRead More

1918 - 2018 - Looking back on Canada’s role in World War 1

1918 – 2018 – Looking back on Canada’s role in World War 1

November 6, 2018 at 8:49 am
From left: Acting Wing Commander LCol J. Pilon, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 211 Chairman Rick Russell, 4 Wing CWO R. Nault, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 211 Executive Member Mary MacKay, and City of Cold Lake Councillor Duane Lay donned their Legion poppies on Thursday Oct. 25, 2018.

Century of history – Countdown to the hundred-year anniversary of the armistice

October 30, 2018 at 10:13 am

CHRISTOPHER KING, One hundred years after the armistice was signed between the Allied and Central powers, Remembrance Day continues the tradition of honouring the sacrifices and educating the new generations about the cost of war. Leading up to Nov. 11, 2018, the Cold Lake Royal Canadian Legion Branch 211 pinned poppies onto the 4 Wing leadership team as well as a Cold Lake city councillor Duane Lay. Lieutenant-Colonel (Lt.-Col.) Jonathan Pilon, acting Wing Commander, saidRead More