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Remembering those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country
Canada’s brave men and women of the Canadian Forces fighting overseas face dangers most Canadians can’t begin to imagine: IEDs buried in the middle of dirt roads travelled by Light Armoured Vehicles, enemy forces hidden just beyond view in rocky caves deep in the Afghanistan hillside, rocket attacks in the middle of the night and firefights are just some of the risks our soldiers face on a daily basis. These daring souls put everything on the line – their health, their bodies and their lives...
On the Road with the CDS
Interview and photos by Scott Taylor
On a whirlwind trip to the US War College and the Pentagon in late September, Chief of Defence Staff Walter Natynczyk took a few minutes out of his busy schedule to chat with Esprit de Corps publisher Scott Taylor. Helping to facilitate this interview was the fact that Taylor was travelling as part of the CDS’s entourage, and the chat took place in the confines of Natynczyk’s Challenger jet. What follows is an edited transcript of that conversation...
The Canadian Government acquires a Royal Navy warship – by Bill Twatio
On the road to an independant navy, in 1910 the Canadian government acquired some Royal Navy warships. Technically the first to be commissioned into Canadian service, HMCS Rainbow was also the first Royal Canadian Navy vessel to set sail on wartime operations.
6 Posted In: Letters to the editor
12 Commentary: “Storms in Washington, Sunshine in Ottawa” by Vincent Curtis; “What is Remembrance,” by Michael Nickerson
18 Incoming: Hits & Misses: News from the front lines and the backrooms
19 Perspectives "Meeting the challenge head on," by Jessica Cunha
22 Words of Support: Minister of Defence Peter MacKay, Claude Bachand, Ujjal Dosanjh and Jack Harris reflect on Remembrance Day and our soldiers' sacrifices
30 Hot Shots: Marksmen square off at the CF small arms challenge, by Jessica Cunha
31 At Ease: Test your military knowledge against quizmaster Les Peate
32 FOB Doc: "On the road": On the move for FOB Lynx to FOB Leopard, by Capt Ray Wiss
34 Second World War: "With the Toronto Scottish," by Donna Tillotson
36 The Great War: "A tribute to my father": Memories of a survivor, by Edward Sugden
40 The Old Guard: News and information for serving members and veterans, by Les Peate
Coming Soon: Issue 16-11