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yesterday at 23:06. Facebook
Hear what it was like to serve in the Gulf War of 1990-1991 from Veteran David Bathurst who was there #RememberThem

David Bathurst was born in the United Kingdom in 1951 and immigrated to Canada with his family at a young age. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces as a teenager and would serve in the navy. He rose through the ranks and was the Executive Officer aboard HMCS Terra Nova during the...
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yesterday at 20:05. Facebook
January 18, 1942-a German u-boat sank the Canadian merchant ship SS Lady Hawkins off the coast of North Carolina. #WorldWarWednesday

Canada’s Merchant Navy made great contributions to the Allied victory in the Second World War, but these efforts came at a great cost. On January 18, 1942, the SS Lady Hawkins, a Canadian passenger/cargo ship with more than 320 passengers and crew on board, was...
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yesterday at 17:07. Facebook
#DYK that Allied artillery support played a major role in the Canadian victory in the Battle of Vimy Ridge? #Vimy100

Making the most of Allied artillery resources was a major consideration in the planning for the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The attack there was preceded by days of intense shelling that the Germans dubbed “the week of suffering.” The location of many enemy artillery positions had...
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01/17/2017 at 22:05. Facebook
January 17, 1957-HMCS Bonaventure ("the Bonnie") was commissioned, the Canadian navy's last aircraft carrier #RememberThem

The Royal Canadian Navy has a proud history and has played an important role in our country’s military efforts since its creation in 1910. Although our navy no longer possesses aircraft carriers, in the decades following the Second World War some of these large ships were...
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01/17/2017 at 18:05. Facebook
We remember Corporal Richard Renaud of Quebec who died on January 15, 2008. Learn more about him and his service to Canada on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial. #TributeTuesday

Canada’s engagement in Afghanistan was our country’s most significant military operation in recent years. More than 40,000 Canadian Armed Forces members would serve in the Afghanistan theatre of operations between 2001...
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01/17/2017 at 15:15. Facebook
Canadians interested in attending the Vimy 100 commemorative ceremony on April 9, 2017, at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France must register online no later than February 28, 2017.

To register, please go to [ Ow.ly Link ]

Please note: You are required to provide proof of registration on the day of the ceremony. If you are not registered before the February 28, 2017, deadline, you...
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01/16/2017 at 23:05. Facebook
The Canadian Virtual War Memorial commemorates more than 118,000 Canadians who died in service over the years. #MemorialMonday

The Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM) is an online registry of the more than 118,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders who have given their lives serving the country. The CVWM provides information about each of these fallen heroes, including where he or she is buried...
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01/16/2017 at 20:05. Facebook
January 16-17, 1991 – Operation Desert Storm began in Kuwait and Iraq as Coalition forces launched a massive air campaign #RememberThem

On January 16-17, 1991, Operation Desert Storm began as Coalition forces launched a devastating air campaign after a final deadline for Iraq’s withdrawal from Kuwait was ignored. This was followed by a ground offensive that commenced on February 24, which...
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01/16/2017 at 18:05. Facebook
Henry Norwest, a Métis soldier from Alberta, earned the Military Medal for bravery in the Battle of Vimy Ridge #Vimy100

Lance-Corporal Henry Louis Norwest, a Métis soldier from Alberta, was an elite sniper who was credited with some 115 fatal shots during the First World War. The former ranch-hand and rodeo performer earned the Military Medal on April 12, 1917, at a highpoint on Vimy Ridge...
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01/16/2017 at 13:52. Facebook
January 16, 1942 – Two #RCAF Kittyhawks, from 118 Squadron in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, launch a machine gun attack against a German U-Boat crew, 10 miles from Halifax, Nova Scotia. (This photo of a Kittyhawk from 118 Squadron was taken on April 4, 1942.)

#RCAFHistory #AIRPower #OTDH

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01/15/2017 at 23:05. Facebook
The Vimy centennial is approaching. Read the inspiring story of Curley Christian, a Canadian wounded there. #RememberThem

Ethelbert 'Curley' Christian served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. He was badly wounded in the Battle of Vimy Ridge when artillery fire buried him, crushing all four of his limbs and trapping him for two days. He survived but...
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01/15/2017 at 18:05. Facebook
January 16, 1991 – Canada announced that it would send a field hospital to Saudi Arabia for the Gulf War. #RememberThem

The Gulf War of 1990-1991 saw more than 4,000 Canadian Armed Forces personnel serve in the tense Persian Gulf region as part of the international coalition of countries that came together to force the invading forces of Iraq out of neighbouring Kuwait. On January 16, 1991,...
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01/14/2017 at 20:05. Facebook
#DYK the Canadian National Vimy Memorial sits atop “Hill 145” – the highest point of the famous ridge there? #Vimy100

Every Canadian should be so lucky as to someday pay a visit to the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France. Located some 175 kilometres north of Paris, the twin stone pylons of the Vimy monument rise from atop the height of land that the wartime military planners had called...
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01/14/2017 at 15:45. Facebook
January 14, 1902 – The 2nd Regiment Canadian Mounted Rifles set sail from Halifax during the South African War. #RememberThem

In many ways, the origins of Canada’s long tradition of international military service and sacrifice can be traced back to the South African War that was fought between 1899 and 1902. This conflict in a distant land so different from our own was the first time that...
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01/13/2017 at 23:05. Facebook
We remember Private Roy Howard Hanson who died April 9, 1917 at the age of 20. #Vimy100

Born in British Columbia on November 20, 1896, Roy Hanson enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1916 during the First World War and listed his civilian occupation as "Bank Clerk.” Private Hanson served with the 54th Battalion and sadly lost his life on April 9, 1917, during the Battle of Vimy...
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01/13/2017 at 20:05. Facebook
January 13, 1943 – HMCS Ville de Québec sank a German u-boat in the Mediterranean during the Second World War. #RememberThem

Royal Canadian Navy warships served in a variety of places during the Second World War. HMCS Ville de Québec was escorting Allied convoys in the Mediterranean Sea when the ship attacked a German u-boat in the waters west of Algiers. The Canadian corvette rammed and...
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01/13/2017 at 17:05. Facebook
January 14, 2010 – HMCS Halifax and Athabaskan set sail for Haiti to offer humanitarian aid after a major earthquake there. #FactFriday

The Canadian Armed Forces fills many important roles, one of which is providing support to other countries in the wake of natural disasters. A major earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010 that killed more than 100,000 people and caused extensive damage. To...
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01/13/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
How will you mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge this April? Do you plan on attending the ceremony in France? Why is it important to you? #Vimy100
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01/12/2017 at 20:05. Facebook
Vimy Ridge was arguably the most famous battle in Canada’s long and proud military history… Learn more today! #Vimy100

For a country so well known around the world for having a peaceful society, Canadians have a long tradition of service and sacrifice in times of war. Indeed, famous names from our military past still echo today in our collective consciousness like Ypres, Passchendaele, Hong...
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01/12/2017 at 18:05. Facebook
Early January 1915-Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry soldiers reached the front line trenches for the first time.

The Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry was authorized in August 1914 in response to the outbreak of the First World War. It was initially made up of Veterans who had served in the South African War or with the British Army in other efforts. These experienced...
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