Former Army commander confirmed as CDS

Former Army commander confirmed as CDS

By Ken Pole   Army General Wayne Eyre has been confirmed as Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) after nine months of doing the military’s top job in an acting capacity. His appointment, by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is seen as a key step in how the Canadian...
Diversity through experience

Diversity through experience

by Second Lieutenant Ahmed Elkar and Captain Michael Gray   In the fall of 2020, the commanding officer of the Princess Louise Fusiliers (PLF), Lieutenant-Colonel Barry Pitcher, launched a new initiative to help soldiers understand societal diversity in the...
A/CDS Message on the Fall of Panjwai

A/CDS Message on the Fall of Panjwai

Many of us have been watching the reports coming out of Afghanistan with dismay. The fall of Panjwai, reported last week, has hit many of us particularly hard, and as we question our legacy, it serves as a harbinger for all Canadians who served in the country,...
Strength and perseverance, forged on Mount Everest

Strength and perseverance, forged on Mount Everest

by Lt(N) Sean Costello   We recently checked in with a number of former Royal Canadian Army Cadets, who became connected during an experience of a lifetime some 10 years ago. In October 2010, 14 senior cadets set off on an Army Cadet International Expedition,...