– August 9 marks the 37th International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The 2019 theme is Indigenous Peoples’ Languages. The clever use of Indigenous languages to create an unbreakable secret code played a vital role in the victory of the Allies in the Second World Wa
– When 95-year-old Second World War veteran Russell Kaye set foot on Juno Beach for his first time since D-Day, he wasn’t making his steps in its dark brown sand alone.
– It has travelled across a desert, an ocean, all the way across Canada and to the United States en route to its permanent home. The Kandahar Cenotaph, built by soldiers honouring their fallen comrades, is now housed in the Afghanistan Memorial Hall in Ottawa.
Members of The Royal Canadian Hussars (Montreal) cross the pond to visit their royal Colonel-in-Chief
– For over 60 years, the Royal Canadian Hussars (Montreal) have gone without a Colonel-in-chief until 2014 when Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal stepped up.
– The Connaught Ranges and Primary Training Centre (CRPTC) in Southwest Ottawa is a major hub for military and police firearms training. With that in mind, CRPTC probably sounds less than hospitable to wildlife, but it is actually a safe haven for a wide range of plant, animal and insect species designated by government authorities as endangered or on the cusp of becoming so.
– For Captain Erik Temple, a former drum major with the Ceremonial Guard (CG) of the Canadian Armed Forces, Fortissimo 2019 was a reunion.