Feature Articles

RCN recognizes 95-year-old survivor of HMCS Louisburg sinking

The naval veterans who served so valiantly during the Second World War have not been forgotten, and that includes 95-year-old retired Chief Petty Officer Ernie Pain...
November 9, 2017

Canadian ‘Devil’s Brigade’ members honoured

It was a small force: just 1,800 men. And yet, during the Second World War, it earned a level of respect that belied its size by taking several difficult objectives others could not.
November 7, 2017

RCAF’s Honorary Colonel Loreena McKennitt releases Vimy tribute song

The single, entitled “Breaking of the Sword”, was inspired during HCol McKennitt’s participation in the 100th anniversary of the historic Battle of Vimy Ridge.
November 6, 2017

Percy Beake

Canadian-born Battle of Britain pilot dies in England

Percy Beake, a Canadian-born Spitfire pilot who served during the latter stages of the Battle of Britain, and as a commander of a Typhoon squadron in support of the D-Day landings…
November 7, 2016

Wing Commander (retired) Tony Golab

Canada loses heroic Second World War Spitfire pilot and footballer

Wing Commander (retired) Tony Golab, a Royal Canadian Air Force Second World War Spitfire pilot, died on October 16, 2016, at the age of 97.
November 7, 2016

Col Smellie

First Canadian woman army colonel oversaw creation of CWAC

In 1944, Col Smellie became the first woman to reach the rank of colonel in the Canadian Army...
November 7, 2016

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