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Tag: History – The story of the CAF

Canadian ‘Devil’s Brigade’ members honoured

– Dawson Creek, British Columbia — It was a small force: just 1,800 men…

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‘Raise that barrel’: 1st Hussars inspect London, Ontario’s D-Day tank

– London, Ontario — Canadians will mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in 2019 and a group of Army Reserve Veterans in Ontario is working to preserve a valuable artifact from that important day.

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Canadian Intelligence Corps name reinstated

– Ottawa, Ontario — Military intelligence is generally a highly secretive affair, of course, but the Canadian Army (CA) is very publicly celebrating a re-branding of its intelligence corps.

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Edmundston Lancaster KB882 transferred to National Air Force Museum of Canada

– An Edmundston, New Brunswick, landmark is being readied for its journey to a new home at the National Air Force Museum of Canada (NAFMC) in Trenton, Ontario.

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Dieppe hero marks 80 years of service

– Westmount, Quebec — The Canadian Army is celebrating its longest-serving officer with a commemorative ceremony marking his remarkable 80 years of service.

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Dieppe Raid a victory delayed

– This year marks 75 years since a largely Canadian force, drawn from 2nd Canadian Division, suffered heavy casualties landing on the beaches near Dieppe, France.

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Rule-breaking photos offer a candid look at the First World War

– Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island — Discipline is fundamental to every military force, but one soldier who broke the rules did historians a great favour when he smuggled a camera to the front and captured an unfiltered, soldier’s-eye view of the conflict.

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Commemorating the Dedication of Parliament’s Centre Block a century later

– Ottawa, Ontario — On June 14, 2017, the heart of Canadian politics was solemnly rededicated to the Fathers of Confederation and to the members of the Canadian Armed Forces who fell or served in the First World War.

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Canadian Rangers join in Franklin Expedition homecoming

– Gjoa Haven, Nunavut — An Inuit Canadian Ranger calls an invitation to take part in the opening of a new exhibit of artifacts from the storied Franklin Expedition a sign of appreciation for the role of the Inuit community in expanding the knowledge of it.

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Army Officers’ Mess unveils portrait of first woman Colonel, promoted in 1944

– Ottawa, Ontario — When Major Edie Knight walked into the National Capital Region (NCR) Army Officers’ Mess (AOM) in Ottawa in mid-2015, she noticed one thing: of all the portraits in the mess, none were of women who had served Canada in the Canadian Armed Forces. The only portraits of women were the ones of Queen Elizabeth and Princess Patricia.

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