The death of a poet and fighter pilot

An item from the Legion Magazine.

Military Milestones
The death of a poet and fighter pilot

The death of a poet and fighter pilot

Story by Sharon Adams

On Dec. 11, 1941, a 19-year-old pilot died in England. He had been in service only 10 weeks, had seen combat only once, and as far as anyone knows, inflicted no damage on the enemy. But he will never be forgotten as long as there are pilots who want to slip the surly bonds of Earth and chase the wind on silvered wings through footless halls of air.

The pilot was John Gillespie Magee Jr., author of “High Flight,” the official poem of the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force.


Front Lines
U.S. calls on Canada to ban China’s 5G networks

Capture of 22-metre transatlantic narco-sub
marks new era in war on drugs

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

Spanish authorities recently captured a 22-metre submarine after its three crewmen transported US$121-million worth of cocaine 7,700 kilometres across the Atlantic Ocean from Colombia, then scuttled it and ran.

It’s the biggest narcotics submarine ever found, and the first confirmed to have transported drugs from the Americas to Europe, signalling what experts have characterized as a new era in the distribution of illicit drugs.


Stainless Steel Retractable Straws
This week in history
This week in history

December 10, 1943

In Italy, Brigadier Bertram M. Hoffmeister orders the Loyal Edmonton Regiment
to push on to the Cider Crossroads, a key intersection near Ortona.


Revera Living
Legion Magazine

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