Objects of memory

The Newfoundland Regiment and its badges on the Western front

The Newfoundland Regiment embarks in October 1914 with the men of the 1st Canadian Division. Easily recognizable by their moose head badges, inspired by that of the Newfoundland Highlanders (a paramilitary cadet corps founded in 1907), the Newfoundland volunteers, nicknamed “the White Indians”, embody a great diversity of men and origins.However, they join, in significant […]

Creation of the Guides medal

The Veterans Affairs Canada hires students from the whole Canadian territory in order to employ them as guides at Canadian National Vimy Memorial and at Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial. These guides welcome visitors from the whole world ; they give informations about the military history of Canada, so that the visitors can understand and appreciate the […]