Category Archive: Historical Articles

The shortest war in history

November 2016 The shortest recorded war in history was the Anglo-Zanzibar War, a military conflict between the United Kingdom and the Zanzibar Sultanate.  The war was fought on 27 August 1896 and lasted between 38 and 45 minutes, depending on when one considers the beginning or end of the war (the 38 minute mark is the …

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THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN SENTINEL MAGAZINE, SEPTEMBER 1971.
Colours Laid Up
The colours were removed from the protestant Chapel at CFB Clinton and laid up in the Wesley-Willis United Church in the town of Clinton.  The base was due to close on 31 August.  After the ceremony, Major Frank Golding, Clinton’s final commanding officer, said: “To those present today and to all who will worship in this church in the future, may these symbols serve as a valuable reminder of the friendship that has existed between the townsfolk of Clinton and the military for the past 30 years.”

 

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Soue Kee Delivers the “Laundlee”

The following article was originally published in the January – February 1966 issue of Sentinel magazine.

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The Avro Arrow

In August 1999, it was revealed that one of the Avro Arrow engines, Iriquois Engind #116, believed to be the only one left in existance, had been located lying in peices in a museum warehouse in Cardington, England. The Royal Air Force Museum apparenly knew of it's existance, but kept this infomation a secret for …

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Canadian Army Training Centres of WWII

ALBERTA No. 131 Canadian Army (Basic) Training Centre – Camrose No. 132 Canadian Army (Basic) Training Centre – Grande Prairie No. 133 Canadian Army (Basic) Training Centre – Wetaskiwin No. 2 Canadian Women’s Army Corps – Vermilion A20 Royal Canadian Army Service Corps Training Centre – Red Deer A16 Canadian Infantry Training Centre – Calgary …

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Fabled fighting Gurkhas Honoured – WWII Rifleman Pun’s Service Changed Brit Immigration Laws

Written by Peter Worthington, Toronto Sun It didn’t get much attention in Canada at the time, but caused such an uproar in Britain that it persuaded the government last year to amend its immigration policies.

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Mahar is Truly a Victim

July 2007 Mahar Arar is truly a victim. Both of Canadian incompetence, but of the fundamentalist Islamic terrorists. What happened to him should not have happened and it’s a shame that it did. However, would it have happened if the “enemy” in the war on terror was more clearly identifiable?

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William Elliott Deserves to Wear the RCMP Uniform

July 2007   The appointment of William Elliott is definitely a contentious issue. Even more contentious is the idea of whether he should wear the RCMP uniform. Critics say that Elliott has not ‘earned’ the right to wear the uniform, but I would argue that his position ‘entitles’ him to do so and he is …

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Major Battles of WWI

YPRES – This battle took place in April 1915. Here, the Germans attacked a Canadian Force that was green and inexperienced in the ways of war. This battle marked the first time either side in the war used poison gas in battle, which had been outlawed. The Canadians had no gas masks and attempted to …

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The Cost of World War I

The human and material loses of World War I, which lasted 1565 days, sere staggering.

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