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The death of a poet and fighter pilot

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Legion’s Fortnite endeavour gets more than 15 million views

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“Remembrance island”– Legion’s Fortnite endeavour gets more than 15 million views

“Remembrance island”–Legion’s Fortnite endeavour gets more than 15 million views

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

A Royal Canadian Legion initiative aimed at engaging youth and connecting them to Canada’s military history through the online game Fortnite has proven a smashing success, garnering more than 15 million views on Remembrance Day.

Embracing new technologies has been identified as fundamental to expanding the Legion’s membership and further engaging young people, thus assuring the organization’s future.

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Crossing the Moro River

Crossing the Moro River

Story by Sharon Adams

In the winter of 1943, the Allies in Italy had pushed the Germans north to a defensive line stretching from Naples to Ortona, from the Tyrrhenian Sea to the Adriatic.

The Germans were dug in along the Moro River south of Ortona. On Dec. 4, 1943, the Allies—the Canadian 2nd Infantry Brigade, British, Indian and New Zealand troops—attacked. It would take two days of the bloody and exhausting 10-day battle just to cross the river.

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This week in history
This week in history

December 7, 1941

Japanese forces attack the American fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

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U.S. calls on Canada to ban China’s 5G networks 🇺🇸–🇨🇦–🇨🇳

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The Grey Cup in Lahore

The Grey Cup in Lahore

Story by Sharon Adams

In late November 1965, Canadian peacekeepers at an air base in Lahore, Pakistan, received an early Christmas present—a film recording of the Grey Cup game.

Nearly 100 Canadians had been deployed on a United Nations mission supervising a ceasefire between warring India and Pakistan in the fall of 1965. The Canadians provided air transport and reconnaissance with three RCAF Otters and three Caribous. They were led by Major-General B.F. Macdonald and located at a base along the India-Pakistan border between Lahore and Amritsar, India.

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

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

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

The national security adviser to the president of the United States has warned Ottawa against allowing Chinese telecom giant Huawei to install its 5G network in Canada, saying the technology would be used as a “Trojan Horse” to undermine national security and threaten the country’s trusted position among its allies.

Speaking at an international security conference in Halifax on Nov. 23, Robert C. O’Brien didn’t mince words during his assessment of China’s intentions in the North American telecom market.

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This week in history
This week in history

November 30, 1918

Major W.G. Barker of Dauphin, Man., is awarded the Victoria Cross after
fighting dozens of enemy aircraft and downing three on Oct. 27.

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