Archive for the ‘Canadian National & Military History’ Category

Royal Visit achieves all objectives

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

“…a second key objective would have been to revitalize the image of the monarchy and strengthen Canada’s ties with an institution that hasn’t always been held in high esteem.”

“There have been concerns about Canada’s ongoing relationship with the constitutional monarchy. The degree of popularity that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge enjoys really shows that the institution really has a popular and viable future in Canada.” – Carolyn Harris, Queen’s University.


HMS Investigator: A frozen time-capsule?

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

“…each member of the Investigator’s crew were only able to leave the ship with five pounds of personal items… mementos, diaries, collections from the long voyage will have been left behind, as well as other clues about life aboard the Victorian-era vessel and how the ship met its end.”


Time to stand up for Canada’s Airborne Regiment!

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

“It should be no surprise that the Canadian Airborne Regiment worked most effectively with relief workers and, in fact, delivered several thousand metric tons of relief supplies… the Canadian forces took the initiative to provide security for a number of large convoys … there was no mission the Canadians were not willing to handle… the devastating effect of the famine was quickly reversed.” – Lt.-Gen. Robert B. Johnston, the U.S. commander in charge of the operation.


Canada’s disgrace: Korea veterans ignored

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

“Courtenay poses the rhetorical question: ‘Is there a corporation in Canada that benefits from doing business in Korea that could not, without missing it, pay $3,000 to send a vet to Kapyong ceremonies?’

“His appeal has already netted a response from a friend of the late Ken Barwise, (winner of the Military Medal at Kapyong) who pledged $10,000 to finance the return of vets of that battle.”

A lot of these veterans won’t be around next year. Anyone with the money and inclination should get in touch with Mr. Courtney and/or the organisations below immediately…      -JG.


The Avro Arrow: Canada’s magnificent achievement

Monday, February 21st, 2011

At about the same time the Avro Arrow was abandoned, the British were in the process of watching parts of their own armaments industry go under largely due to American manufacturers undercutting their prices, quite possibly with U.S government help. Missile production was a particular target.


HMS Investigator exploration wraps up; Franklin Expedition ships next

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Scientists wrap up Arctic HMS Investigator exploration

Don Martin, National Post · Monday, Aug. 2, 2010

After spending two weeks huddled in tents on a remote and increasingly frigid Arctic Ocean shoreline, Parks Canada scientists have ended their HMS Investigator investigation. For now.

Forecasts of winter-like weather sent the team who discovered the 155-year-old historic shipwreck heading home on Monday, a day earlier than scheduled, to plot another Arctic odyssey later this month.