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Welcome to the Colchester Branch 026 of the Royal Canadian Legion. The Colchester Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion received their charter in October 1928 and has been a proud member of the Truro, Nova Scotia community ever since. Funds raised through the Royal Canadian Legion support veterans and their families as well as serving the community at large.

Royal Canadian Legion 26

Supporting veterans and their families as well as serving the community at large.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26 is CLOSED until further notice.

Given the recent developments related to COVID-19, we have made a decision to close at 6pm Wednesday, March 18 until further notice. This is intended to assist in minimizing the spread of the virus.

We will update our re-opening date as information becomes available.

Watch here for updates.

Don’t miss the historical articles on the Heritage Room page:



New Cards activities

45’s on Tuesdays

7 pm, In the Canteen (Postponed)
$5 each, 8 games, No Kitty
Come out and have FUN at your Truro Legion.
Everyone Welcome!

Canasta cards

Truro Legion Lounge (Postponed)
10 am, Mondays – weekly
1 pm, Wednesdays – weekly
Everyone Welcome!

Snowball 50/50 draw

Every Monday morning.
Pot is $308.
Name drawn: Paul Hopkins – NOT Signed in!
Sign in during the week in the canteen – Members only ($2)

Poster Awards Night

Thursday, March 26, 2020 (Postponed)
7 pm
In the Auditorium.

Awards are presented to the students who won in their section for posters they created for the Poppy Poster contest during the Poppy campaign.

Some of the winning posters may go on to compete in the National competition.

Fish ‘n Chips

Friday, March 27, 2020 (Postponed)
Friday, April 25, 2020
5pm to 7pm
In the Lounge
50/50 Draw

Everyone Welcome – Bring your Friends

Crib Tournament

Saturday, March 28, 2020 (Postponed)
Saturday, April 25, 2020
1pm to 4pm
In the Lounge
$22 per team
Two 50/50 draws
Food and Bar service available

Everyone Welcome – Bring your Friends


To honor members of the Canadian Armed Forces who served in a medical corps during World War II, Lloyd Coady was invited to attend the Canadian Forces Health Services Centre (Atlantic) mess dinner which took place Thursday 6 June 2019 (in commemoration of D-Day). The dinner was held at CFB Halifax followed by a reception on the Bridge at Juno Tower.

In 1942 at the age of 18, Lloyd left his home village of Sheet Harbour and joined the Army. He took his basic training in Peterborough and Petawawa. After basic training, Lloyd arrived in Halifax where he was taken off the draft and sent to Windsor, NS to train as a medical orderly. During the latter part of World War II, Lloyd served as a medical orderly on the Queen Mary, Aquitania and Samaria which transported troops to and from England. He also served at Cogswell Hospital, Halifax and the Debert Hospital outside Truro, NS.

Lloyd is pictured with LCol Rochelle Heudes, Commanding Officer CF H Svcs(A) Halifax.


Remembrance Day is a Memorial Day observed by the Commonwealth of Nations members started since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who died in the line of duty. The day is also marked by war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries.

Remembrance Day is observed on the 11th of November in most countries to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in accordance with the armistice and is the time and date for the Remembrance Day ceremonies held at cenotaphs across the member nations.

The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due mainly to the poem “In Flanders Field” written by Canadian Army Doctor Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in WW I. Their brilliant red color became a symbol of the blood spilled during the war.

The Last Post: The Last Post is the common bugle call of the close of the military day. It is the time to put out the lights and sleep.

Silence: Upon completion of the Last Post, two minutes of silence are observed by all as those members of the Armed Forces who have died in the line of duty are remembered.

Reveille: Reveille is the first bugle call of the day and is a signal for the troops to arise from their sleep and start their day. At the cenotaph it is a symbol for the dead to rise from their sleep and guard the home of the war-dead.

On completion of Reveille the Act of Remembrance is said.

The Wreath: The laying of the wreath is the traditional means of signaling that high honours are being paid to honour the war dead.

Prepared by: Ralph Campbell, Co-Chair School Visitation, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26 (Truro)


Canadians have a proud history of bravely serving in the cause of peace and freedom over the years. A name from Canada’s First World War military heritage that still stirs emotions is “Passchendaele.” On a muddy battlefield in northwest Belgium, Canadians overcame almost unimaginable hardships to win an impressive victory in the fall of 1917.

Read more about Canadians at Passchendaele (Click here)

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