Tag Archives: Princess Patricia”s Canadian Light Infantry

From D-Day, to the Rhine, to Korea: Roy Rushton

Seventy years ago, Roy Rushton peered through a hole in the floor of his vibrating aircraft as it swept over the Normandy coast. Just below, he saw German flak ripping the sky apart. It didn’t look good; and Roy’s day … Continue reading

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The MASH Heros You’ve Never Heard Of

Is there anyone, anywhere who hasn’t heard of MASH? When its TV run ended in 1983, the final show was the most-watched television episode in history. But there’s a remarkable MASH unit hardly anyone here knows of. What a pity. Their … Continue reading

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The Last Hurrah: It’s Over

Was it a time to laugh or a time to weep? Was it an occasion of joy or of sorrow. It was all those things. It was “The Last Hurrah.” This week saw the last annual gathering of Canada’s veterans … Continue reading

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Triumph at Kapyong … Canada’s Pivotal Battle in Korea

I have just written a book on Canada in the Korean War. Its called Triumph at Kapyong about the first battle by Canada’s first troops sent into the conflict.  In April 1951, seven hundred Canadian infantrymen, outgunned and vastly outnumbered, amateur soldiers and … Continue reading

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