Feature Articles

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

Canadian Army Officers’ Mess once home of Canada’s poppy lady

Lillian Freiman’s modus operandi was “do good by stealth.” As a result of her humility, her many great works for the good of both serving…
November 4, 2015

The red poppy: an enduring symbol of remembrance around the globe since the First World War

The story of how this common field flower grew to be an international symbol of remembrance has peculiar roots…
November 4, 2015

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