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July 21, 1943-Canadian soldiers arrived in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands in advance of the Allied landings on Kiska #WorldWarWednesday

One of the lesser-known places where Canadians served during the Second World War was Alaska’s remote Aleutian Islands. The Japanese had invaded and occupied Kiska and Attu Islands there in June 1942, and the Allies wanted them out. On July 21, 1943, the Canadian... View more »
July 21 1943 Canadian soldiers arrived in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands in advance

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We remember Corporal David Galvin of Quebec who lost his life on November 29, 1993. Learn more about him and his service to Canada on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial #TributeTuesday

The Canada Armed Forces missions to the Balkans in the 1990s and early 2000s were some of our country’s best-known peace support efforts. It was often very challenging duty in a dangerous, war-torn land, and 23... View more »
We remember Corporal David Galvin of Quebec who lost his life on

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July 18, 1960-Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft began humanitarian aid flights to the Congo during a United Nations peacekeeping mission there #RememberThem

The large African country of the Congo has had a tumultuous history. A civil war erupted there in the aftermath of gaining its independence from Belgium in 1960 and the United Nations soon launched a peacekeeping mission. As part of the... View more »
July 18 1960 Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft began humanitarian aid flights

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July 17, 2003-the Canadian Armed Forces began Operation Athena in Afghanistan; it would last more than eight years #RememberThem

Operation Athena was Canada’s contribution of peace support and combat forces to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan. It began on July 17, 2003, and ran until 2011. It was during this phase of our country’s mission to Afghanistan when... View more »
July 17 2003 the Canadian Armed Forces began Operation Athena in Afghanistan;

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The Agira Canadian War Cemetery is the final resting place for most Canadians who died in the fighting in Sicily #MemorialMonday

The Italian island of Sicily was the scene of the first prolonged campaign in Europe for Canadian soldiers during the Second World War. Allied troops invaded this hot, arid island in the Mediterranean Sea on July 10, 1943, and the fighting was often fierce in the... View more »
The Agira Canadian War Cemetery is the final resting place for most

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Canadian Armed Forces engineers cleared many landmines during peace support missions in the Balkans #RememberThem

The dangers of warfare can endure long after the active fighting in an area has come to an end. Landmines are buried explosive devices that can be set off when people or vehicles come too near – but they do not discriminate between military or civilian targets. Indeed, the danger... View more »
Canadian Armed Forces engineers cleared many landmines during peace support missions in

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Barbara Pilozow
David Furdas
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Did you know that Veterans Affairs Canada hires post-secondary students to work as student guides at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial and the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial in France? #RememberThem

If you are oriented toward client service excellence, have an ability to absorb and synthesize large amounts of information, and are fully bilingual, don’t miss out on this great... View more »
Did you know that Veterans Affairs Canada hires post secondary students to

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Kathy Johnson
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We remember John “Fred” Pellerin who bravely served in uniform during the Second World War. #RememberThem

John Frederick ("Fred") Pellerin enlisted in the Royal Canadian Artillery on December 31, 1942. He served as a gunner overseas during the Second World War and was wounded in September 1944. After being discharged from the military in 1946, he worked with the Department of Natural... View more »
We remember John “Fred” Pellerin who bravely served in uniform during the

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Learn about Canada’s role in the Second World War’s Sicily Campaign from Veteran Alexander McInnis #RememberThem

Alexander McInnis was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia in 1919. He joined the Canadian Army at the onset of the Second World War and shipped out overseas in May 1940. McInnis trained in the United Kingdom for three years before taking part in the Allied invasion of Sicily in July... View more »
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Supermarine Spitfire fighters flown by Allied pilots played an important role in the Battle of Britain #FactFriday

The Battle of Britain was a turning point in the Second World War and saw the Royal Air Force (along with airmen from Canada and other Allied countries) defeat the Germans in the skies over the United Kingdom and forestall a potential enemy invasion. In the words of British Prime... View more »
Supermarine Spitfire fighters flown by Allied pilots played an important role in

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Today, we join with France in celebrating #BastilleDay to commemorate the Storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, sparked the French Revolution that led to the establishment of democracy in that nation. Canada and France share a deep history of cooperation, of forging a strong connection anchored in peace, valour and the inherited legacy of two free nations that is owed to the sacrifices of... View more »
Today we join with France in celebrating BastilleDay to commemorate the Storming

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July 20, 1996-Canadian Armed Forces helicopters rescued stranded people during the Saguenay River floods in Quebec #ThrowbackThursday

The Canadian Armed Forces plays many important roles in our country and around the world, spanning the realms of both military and humanitarian aid efforts. After unusually heavy rains in July 1996, the Saguenay River in Quebec saw heavy flooding which... View more »
July 20 1996 Canadian Armed Forces helicopters rescued stranded people during the

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July 10, 1940-the Battle of Britain began in the skies over the United Kingdom during the Second World War #WorldWarWednesday

The Battle of Britain was a pivotal chapter of the Second World War. In the aftermath of Germany’s rapid victories in the spring of 1940 that saw Norway, Denmark, France and the Low Countries invaded and occupied, the Germans turned their eyes to the British Isles. In... View more »
July 10 1940 the Battle of Britain began in the skies over

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Learn what the Second World War's Sicily Campaign was like from Canadian Veterans who were there! #RememberThem

The Sicily Campaign was the first extended battle for the Canadian Army in Europe during the Second World War. Coming ashore with an Allied invasion force on July 10, 1943, the Canadians would see heavy action on this hot Mediterranean island and played a key role in defeating the... View more »
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#DYK Honorary Captain John Foote, a chaplain with the RHLI, earned the Victoria Cross during the Dieppe Raid? #Dieppe75

John Weir Foote was born in Ontario in 1904 and became a Presbyterian minister. When the Second World War broke out, he joined the Canadian Chaplain Service and was attached to the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry. On August 19, 1942, Honorary Captain Foote came ashore at... View more »
DYK Honorary Captain John Foote a chaplain with the RHLI earned

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We remember Lance Sergeant George Jack who lost his life on July 11, 1943. Learn more about him and his service to Canada on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial #TributeTuesday

George Jack was born in Winnipeg in 1895, the son of George and Annie Jack. He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in March 1916 and served overseas during the First World War. When the Second World War erupted,... View more »
We remember Lance Sergeant George Jack who lost his life on July

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