Wars

Brothers - Lieutenant Francis Vernon Heakes RFC and Sgt. Harold Harty HEAKES, McGill Siege Battery. Circa 1918.
Brothers – Lieutenant Francis Vernon Heakes RFC and Sgt. Harold Harty HEAKES, McGill Siege Battery. Circa 1918.

Contrary to what our current (2016 Liberal) Canadian Government of Canada would have Canadians and immigrants think, Canada has a long and honourable involvement with that regrettable human activity – WAR.

Prior to July 1st 1867 when the British colonies here formally came together to form a country called Canada, we were involved as British in many wars. It was not until the Statue of Westminster in 1931 that Canada had the choice of whether or not to go to war. Thus, in World War I, when Britain declared war on Germany, Turkey and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Canada was automatically at war.

Here are some of the wars that Canada has been involved in in various ways.

As well there were other peoples’ wars that Canadians placed themselves in the middle of as “Peacekeepers.” Canadian Peacekeepers were killed in Cyprus, Lebanon etc.

  • Belgian Congo
  • India-Pakistan
  • Gaza (Egypt)
  • Cyprus
  • Golan Heights
  • Yugoslavia
  • etc.

WAS Lg p73 Capt Wm Arnott Stevens 19 Regt Off for the Canal 2 w sword c1915

 

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