COVID-19: War is not the answer

An item from the Legion Magazine.

Military Milestones
Forming the Canadian Airborne Regiment

Forming the Canadian Airborne Regiment

Story by Sharon Adams

With the formation of the Canadian Airborne Regiment on April 8, 1968, the Chief of the Defence Staff General Jean Victor Allard achieved his dream of a flexible immediate response force. He intended it to be quite different.

“This regiment would not reflect the identity of a Victorian-era regiment because its members would serve in it for only a short period,” he wrote. He intended young infantry soldiers and officers would rotate through the regiment, serving a maximum of two years before returning to their own regiments.


Front Lines
COVID-19: War is not the answer

COVID-19: War is not the answer

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

Leaders have called on their nations to rally to the cause of defeating the virus, not by getting out to fight, but by staying home, en masse. Many of those still working are cut from the same cloth as the grunts who fight real wars: grocery store clerks, pizza cooks, gas station attendants—minimum-wagers, unsung heroes, all.

“Not since the Second World War has our country faced a challenge that depends so much on our collective solidarity,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared on March 19.


Last soldier standing
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This week in history
This week in history

April 9-12, 1917

The Canadian Corps launches its attack against Vimy Ridge; the 10,500 casualties include 3,598 dead.


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