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CMEA via Ottawa Citizen
The poppy campaign arrived in Canada thanks to an Ottawa soldier, Brig.-Gen. James Melville. He was an engineer by trade who fought in both world wars. Melville worked in senior positions in federal departments dealing with veterans until he retired in 1958.
When Melville returned from fighting in the First World War, he was the director of an Ottawa workshop set up to employ disabled veterans. He got the manufacturing rights to the poppy symbol in the early 1920s so the lapel pins could be produced by those veterans.
Extrait du journal Ottawa Citizen
ne du coquelicot est
au Canada grâce à un soldat d'Ottawa, le brigadier James Melville. Il a été ingénieur de métier,
qui a combattu pendant les deux guerres mondiales. Melville a travaillé à des postes dans les ministères fédéraux traitant de
jusqu'à sa retraite en 1958.
Lors de son
retour de combat durant la première guerre mondiale, il était le directeur d'un atelier
Ottawa mis en place pour les
employés handicapés des anciens combattants. Il a obtenu les droits de fabrication sur le
symbole du coquelicot
dans les années 1920
pour les épinglettes
produites par les anciens combattants.
Plan now to attend the 2015 CMEA National Conference. It will be held on Nov. 25-26 at the beautiful Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. Come out to support your Association, find out what is happening within the Association and the CME Branch, and look ahead to what is in store for the future for both organizations.
We have a great line-up of speakers, will provide food and refreshments for breaks and lunches, and will finish on Thursday with the annual CME Mess Dinner. Watch for more information as it develops, and join us!
Planifiez dès maintenant afin d'assister à la Conférence nationale 2015 de l'AGMC. Elle aura lieu le 25 au 26 nov. au magnifique Musée canadien de la nature à Ottawa. Venez supporter votre Association, découvrir ce qui se passe au sein de l'Association et la Branche du Génie militaire canadien (GMC), et regarder vers le futur pour les deux organisations.
Nous avons une grande gamme de conférenciers, nous fournissons la nourriture et les rafraîchissements pour les pauses et les repas, et nous terminons jeudi avec notre dîner régimentaire annuel du GMC. Surveillez nos informations additionnelles durant son développement, et joignez-vous à nous!
It's easy to see why night driving presents a unique set of challenges. Here are 10 tips to help you stay safe when you're on the road after dark.
On se rend facilement compte que la conduite nocturne présente son lot de défis particuliers. Voici 10 conseils pour une conduite nocturne plus sécuritaire.
Sergeant Jeff Veinot, a Canadian Army combat engineer, says the bonds formed in combat are unlike any other, and the friendship he formed with an American civilian military contractor Richard Cicero under fire in Afghanistan is no exception. Mr. Cicero, who lost two limbs to an improvised explosive device (IED) in Afghanistan, credits Sgt Veinot with leading the effort to save his life.
Sapper Mason Dugas of Little Current got his military start through the Manitoulin Sea Cadets, which he joined at age 12.
"A friend I made when my family moved to Little Current told me about cadets and I joined," Sapper Dugas told The Expositor. "It was a lot of fun. I had some excellent experiences, learned new skills, travelled, gave back to the community and met new people — it was great."
Sapper Dugas' experience in the cadets prompted him to consider a military career, choosing to join the Canadian Army at age 18.
North Shore News
As Honorary Colonel (retired) of The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, and at 96 years of age the oldest living member of the regiment, David Fairweather brings memories of his own to Remembrance Day.
Seventy years ago, in 1945, the Seaforths were in attack formation on the banks of the Ijssel River in Holland when the order came to stand down.
"The order brought an enormous sense of relief to all of us." Col. Fairweather and his wife Beverley are at home in West Vancouver, remembering.
The Ontario government plans to further honour Canada's fallen soldiers by planting 117,000 trees along the Highway of Heroes beginning in 2016.
The province announced it will place one tree along Highway 401 between Trenton and Toronto for every soldier who has been killed serving Canada since Confederation.
They're the new generation of the Canadian Armed Forces and they're making their mark in Canadian history.
Gone are the days when men alone took to the battlefield while women either held down the fort at home or served as nurses or secretaries.
Since the Second World War, Canada's military has evolved — opening more doors of opportunity to more people, especially young women.
Still, it wasn't until 1989 that all military occupations were opened to women, including positions in combat, with the exception of submarine services, which didn't open until 2000.
Canadian Armed Forces sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen, and Special Operations Forces personnel, in Portugal, Spain, Italy, and at sea recently completed the live exercise portion of JOINTEX 15.
JOINTEX is a biennial Canadian exercise and a keystone for Canadian Armed Forces posture and readiness activity aimed at enhancing operational mission preparedness.
The live exercise (LIVEX) phase took place in Western Europe. Activities leading up to the LIVEX included senior staff officer training during a "table top" exercise in Ottawa earlier this year, and Combined Joint Inter-Agency Task Force Headquarters staff training during a "command post" exercise in Meaford, ON, this fall.
Look at any of the marketing material for any new combat vessel these days and there is always a reference to the potable water generation capacity in relation to how it can support Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Response operations. Water supply is often a critical problem to be solved in the early phase of such a response and yet the means of getting potable water from the ship to the coast and inland seems to receive less attention.
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