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  The Canadian Encyclopedia
These members of the Royal Canadian Air Force, half of them in 47 Canadian squadrons and half serving in a wide range of British units, were prominent in all aspects of air warfare, and especially in the bombing offensive that destroyed Germany's cities.
Canadian Army formations stood on guard in Britain in 1940-1, when Britain's army was shattered and a German invasion was a real possibility.
The Canadians were a spearhead in those offensives, pushing in from February to April 1945 across fortified rivers in the Netherlands and western Germany, against an enemy that showed little sign of weakening until the very last days.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Canadian Army
Land Force Central Area (LFCA) is responsible for all Canadian army operations and administration in the province of Ontario, from the Quebec border to the northern Lakehead region.
LF is the descendant of the Canadian Army which was the name of Canada's land forces until February 1, 1968, although this term has never really disappeared from the LF description.
Canadians of British descent favored direct financial aid to the British government instead of support for a local fleet, arguing that Canada would be better served by the well-established British navy than by its own fledging fleet.
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  Canadian Forces - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
Canadians of British descent favored direct financial aid to the British government instead of support for a local fleet, arguing that Canada would be better served by the well-established British navy than by its own fledging fleet.
Canadians were among the Allied troops that defeated the Germans there in early November 1944, enabling the first Allied supply ship to enter the harbor in Antwerp three weeks later.
Canadian minesweepers cleared the approaches to the beaches at Normandy in preparation for D-Day, and the RCN put Canadian soldiers ashore to participate in that famous invasion.
encarta.msn.com /text_461511150___14/Canadian_Forces.html   (3181 words)

 NDM Article - Canadian Army Snipers Gain From Afghanistan Experience
The Canadian Army has a total of 317 qualified snipers, but not all of them are employed as such, Warrant Officer George Williams told National Defense.
The Canadian sniper cells are introducing a new element to the advanced course, based on the soldiers’ experience in Afghanistan, said Williams.
The Army is working on issuing a new sniper suit that would have padding and straps on both the elbows and knees, and special loops to tie in the camouflage material the snipers choose, depending on their missions.
www.nationaldefensemagazine.org /issues/2004/Jan/Canadian.htm   (0 words)

 WarMuseum.ca - Democracy at War - The Canadian Army - Canada and the War
The pipers of the 48th Highlanders of Canada, an infantry unit from Toronto, Ont., entertain at a Canadian Army track and field meet during a rest period in the battle for Sicily, 23 August 1943.
army, an astounding number for a country of only 12 million people who were far away from the main action.
army divisions, one for service overseas and one for home defence.
www.civilization.ca /cwm/newspapers/canadawar/army_e.html   (301 words)

 Canadian Forces Land Force Command at AllExperts
LFC is the descendant of the Canadian Army which was the name of Canada's land forces from 1940 until February 1, 1968.
Canadian infantry and armoured regimental traditions are strongly rooted in the traditions and history of the British Army.
The Canadian Airborne Regiment was disbanded in 1995.
en.allexperts.com /e/c/ca/canadian_forces_land_force_command.htm   (750 words)

 First Canadian Army
The 3rd Canadian Division and 2nd and 3rd Armoured Brigades landed on the...
Because the existence of an identifiably Canadian army was important at home, Allied formations were added to the First Canadian Army to keep it up to strength.
Accordingly, when the First Canadian Army (now commanded by Lieutenant-General H.D.G.) went into battle on the left flank in France, Belgium and Holland, clearing the Channel coast after the NORMANDY INVASION, it had more Allied than Canadian troops.
www.canadianencyclopedia.ca /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0002821   (185 words)

 The Canadian Army Comes To Aldershot
This was the Army which fought alongside the British 2nd Army throughout the subsequent NW Europe Campaign, the two numbers being combined in the title of 21 Army Group commanded by Field Marshal Montgomery.
The attitude of the average Canadian soldier to the riots was one of disgust.
It was a token of appreciation of the Canadian's contribution to the victory over Hitler, and of the good relationship which had existed between Canadian troops and the people of Aldershot in the war years.
www.hants.gov.uk /museum/aldershot/faq/canada.html   (2316 words)

 The United States Army Home Page
The Canadian Embassy held an all-day fundraiser for the hurricane victims Sept 7.
The Canadian Air Force is sending two CH-146 Griffin helicopters to assist the U.S. Coast Guard in covering the Boston area’s search and rescue requirements, helping to cover the loss of several USCG helicopters sent from there to conduct rescue operations in the Gulf Coast region.
Canadians, from the prime minister on down, stand ready to help their neighbors to the south for the long-haul.
www4.army.mil /news/article.php?story=7875   (587 words)

 First Canadian Army - www.canadiansoldiers.com
The Army was formed in early 1942, as a headquarters to commanded the two corps assembled in the United Kingdom.
The main Canadian units under command were from II Canadian Corps, with I Canadian Corps returning from Italy in early 1945.
First Canadian Army was the largest force ever commanded by a Canadian general, and ration strength of the army ranged from approximately 105,000 to 175,000 Canadians, with as many foreign nationals under command at various times.
www.canadiansoldiers.com /mediawiki-1.5.5/index.php?title=First_Canadian_Army   (538 words)

 Canadian Army - www.canadiansoldiers.com
In 1939, the Canadian Active Service Force was mobilized to serve in the Second World War; similar to the CEF, this was a mobilization of prewar PF and NPAM units, who retained their traditional titles.
In 1950, a third major field force was raised, the Canadian Army Special Force, which ultimately raised and supported a brigade in the field in the Korean War.
Canadian land forces underwent many changes, as several of the regular regiments were revertd to one-battalion Militia (reserve) units and interest in the military waned.
www.canadiansoldiers.com /mediawiki-1.5.5/index.php?title=Canadian_Army   (2916 words)

 The Canadian Army - Transformation
Those measures include examining the training the Army conducts and how it is delivered, and planning to attain the right balance between operational requirements and the need for quality of life for our soldiers and their families.
The Army has to evolve from a Force that was Cold War oriented, that is structured to face heavily mechanized forces in a Northern European theatre, to an agile knowledge-based Force better suited for the asymmetric threats of the 21st Century – terrorism, suicide bombers.
Canadian diplomats are assisting the Afghan people rebuild their country's institutions; Canadian aid workers have undertaken numerous humanitarian projects; and our troops are in Kabul contributing to the stability needed for the other two groups to succeed in their work.
www.army.gc.ca /lf/English/5_5.asp   (4519 words)

 Canadian Forces information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Canadian Forces was formed on February 1, 1968, when the Canadian government merged the Canadian Army, the Royal Canadian Navy and the Royal Canadian Air Force into a unified structure.
Battles which are particularly notable to the Canadian military include the Battle of Vimy Ridge in World War I and, in World War II, the Dieppe Raid, the Battle of Ortona, the Normandy Landings, the Battle of the Scheldt, the Battle of Britain, the Battle of the Atlantic, and the strategic bombing of German cities.
The Army Reserve is very active and has participated heavily in all Canadian army deployments in the last decade, in some cases contributing as much as 40 per cent of each deployment in either individual augmentation, as well as occasional formed sub-units (companies).
c10-ss-1-lb.cnet.com /reference/Canadian_Forces   (4612 words)

 Canadian Heroes - Private Henri Richard - Falaise Road
While the fighting for Falaise was occurring the remainder of the Allied forces were in the process of trapping several German units in a pocket to the southwest.
Meanwhile other Canadian elements were sweeping towards the town of Trun in an attempt to cut off the Germans.
The 14th Canadian Hussars (the recce regiment) had luckily crossed the river to the west and circled back to enclose Orbec from the North.
canadianheroes.org /henri/henri3.htm   (735 words)

 TamilNet: Canadian army gives water, health care to Pandiruppu
The Canadian military is supplying drinking water and health services to some villages devastated by the Tsunami on the southeastern coast of Sri Lanka which are yet to see any tangible aid from Colombo.
The Canadian army has moved in to provide urgent medical and health services to the expanding refugee camp around the Draupathai Amman Temple.
But the Canadian army’s water purification plant is able to provide clean, safe and an adequate supply of drinking water to refugees in Pandiruppu from the lagoon itself.
www.tamilnet.com /art.html?catid=79&artid=14057   (0 words)

 Canadian-trained Afghan army unit strikes out on its own
Under the watchful eye of their Canadian army mentors, Afghan troops planned and launched a company-sized mission that netted several weapons and ammunition caches as well as the electronic gear used to trigger improvised explosive devices of the sort that have in the past killed many Canadian soldiers and Afghan security forces and civilians.
Although several Canadian mentors were on hand to take charge if the Afghan plan went awry, their help was not needed, Gagnon said.
Developing the Afghan army is a key part of the Harper government's evolving strategy to lessen the Afghan government's near-total dependence on NATO forces to bring security to the country.
www.canada.com /cityguides/winnipeg/info/story.html?id=af46e74a-640b-472a-8057-f98ba31516a4&k=49901   (0 words)

 Urban Dictionary: canadian army
The Canadian army does a surprisingly good job, considering their funding.
Something that Canadians are smart enough not to let their government have a big one of.
Throughout their history Canadians have opposed a large peacetime standing army, which is why the Canadian army is so small.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=canadian+army   (0 words)

 Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
Royal Canadian Army Service Corps, by Conrad Hof.
A brief history of the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps by W.E. Campbell.
Royal Canadian Army Service Corps Association, by Conrad Hof.
www.regiments.org /regiments/na-canada/corps/RCASC.htm   (0 words)

 Navy friends . Royal Navy friends . Forces Friends Reunited
Mike and I served in the army together, him in the Queens Royal Irish Hussars and me in the REME attached to this regiment.
We got to know each other on patrols into the desert in Sharjah in the Persian Gulf then at a later date in Brunei, Borneo, where we spent two weeks up river living in the long huts with the Ebans and Dyaks which was an experience of a life time never to be forgotten.
Sadly though, just before I left the army, he was posted to Bosnia and I have spent the last 8 years desperately trying to find him.
www.friendsreunited.co.uk /navy-friends.asp   (394 words)

 CANOE -- CNEWS - Canada: Afghans react to abuse allegations   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The reaction from Afghans came as the Canadian army found itself on the defensive over claims that three Afghan detainees were abused after Canadian troops captured them last spring.
The issue of detainees is a sensitive one for the Canadian military, which spent the better part of a decade living down the torture and murder of a Somali man in a botched peacekeeping mission to the African country.
A group of Canadian lawyers raised concerns last spring about the agreement, citing Afghanistan's spotty human rights record and raising the possibility that soldiers could be prosecuted as war criminals if a prisoner they handed over was tortured.
cnews.canoe.ca /CNEWS/Canada/2007/02/06/3541211-cp.html   (1151 words)

 Canadian Army Uniforms - Picture - MSN Encarta
Canadian Army Uniforms - Picture - MSN Encarta
The Canadian army has special uniforms for different ranks, job assignments, weather conditions, and other situations.
Pictured here are the dress uniform for noncommissioned officers and the combat uniform for enlisted personnel.
encarta.msn.com /media_461551015/Canadian_Army_Uniforms.html   (40 words)

 The Canadian Army - Army Life - General Info - Fact Sheet
The mission of the Army is to generate and maintain combat capable, multi-purpose land forces to meet Canada's defence objectives.
As a result, the Army will be transforming to a knowledge-based and command-centric institution capable of continuous adaptation across the spectrum of conflict.
The focus for Army expansion as announced by the government of Canada is on increased capacity, both in terms of sustaining domestic and international operations as well as enhancing the Army's command and control and Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR), force generation and potential operational output.
www.army.dnd.ca /lf/English/1_6_3.asp   (290 words)

 The Canadian Army and the Normandy Campaign: A Study of Failure in High Command. by Terry Copp   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Canadian Army and the Normandy Campaign: A Study of Failure in High Command.
Within the Canadian historical community, military history is treated as a marginal area of little relevance to the profession's agenda.
Short of weapons and equipment, the Canadians were, for too long, chained to a static defensive role in the south of England.
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 Canadian army needs reservists to fill gaps: commander   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Canada's mission in Afghanistan has put the Canadian army under so much strain that it is relying increasingly on reservists to sign on as full-time soldiers, the head of the army told a parliamentary committee on Monday.
Lt.-Gen. Andrew Leslie, commander of the Canadian army, told the House of Commons defence committee that to complete the mission in Kandahar, which is slated to run until February 2009, the army will have to draw on reservists.
About one-quarter of Canadians aged two to 17 are overweight or obese, and they are expected to live shorter lives than their parents, the Commons health committee warned Tuesday.
www.cbc.ca /canada/story/2006/11/21/reservists-pressure.html?ref=rss   (1451 words)

 Canadian Army Newsreels - Through A Lens: Dieppe in photograph and film - Library and Archives Canada
The Canadian Army Newsreels were ten minute films, comprised of a number of different stories and produced by the Canadian Film and Photo Unit.
Dubbed with the phrase, "of the troops, by the troops and for the troops," these newsreels were distributed within the Canadian Army.
The third anniversary of the raid on Dieppe is commemorated at the Dieppe Cemetery.
www.collectionscanada.ca /dieppe/053403_e.html   (251 words)

 Juno Beach Centre - The Canadian Women's Army Corps
In its public relations campaign, the Army stresses the positive aspects of serving in the Women’s Corps, highlighting its members’ professional activities, their confidence and charm.
The creation of the Canadian Women’s Army Corps in 1941 was the result of two factors: the realization that the Army would sooner or later need more workers; and the pressure exerted on the federal government by Canadian women, eager to join the Armed Forces.
Recruiting criteria were strict: recruits had to be British subjects (as were Canadians then), aged between 18 and 45 and single, with no dependants; they should have completed Grade Eight, weigh at least 105 pounds (47.6 kg), be at least 5 feet tall (1.5 m) and in excellent health.
www.junobeach.org /e/4/can-tac-cwa-e.htm   (843 words)

 Osprey - The Canadian Army
The small Canadian Army of 1939 had a good core of young Regular officers thanks to the Royal Military College in Kingston (Ontario), and some of the older officers were Great War veterans.
The army overseas was divided into two distinct elements for most of the period 1943–45: I Canadian Corps in Sicily and Italy from July 1943, and II Canadian Corps in NW Europe from June 1944.
It is also well attested that the murder of Canadian wounded by the Waffen-SS 12th Panzer Division ‘Hitlerjugend’ on 8 June lent a particular bitterness to their continuing encounters with that division in the bocage fighting – the ‘Hitlerjugend’ had been virtually wiped out by the time the Canadians finally took Caen four weeks later.
www.ospreypublishing.com /content1.php/cid=100   (895 words)

 Canadian Dimension / Articles / War in Afghanistan can’t be won, Russian veterans warn Canada (Mathew Fisher)
Like a surprisingly large number of the former Soviet Union’s 620,000 Afghan war vets, the burly ex-paratrooper is aware the Canadian army is now fighting some of the very same mujahideen and their progeny for control of the same unforgiving, arid landscape.
A bloody lesson Soviet and now Canadian troops have learned is Afghan fighters travel lightly, often relying on hidden caches of weapons such as land mines and rocket-propelled grenades that are as lethal or more lethal than the much more elaborate and costly weapons systems that foreign armies bring with them.
Given the Red Army’s agonies in Afghanistan, Kirjushin, the airborne sergeant who spent most of his time there on the front lines, was perplexed about what Canada hoped to achieve in that faraway place.
canadiandimension.com /articles/2006/11/10/725   (1194 words)

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