Archive for April, 2014

  • Humour Hunt

    April 24, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Victor G. Smith of Burnaby, B.C., tells us of a couple who were fleeing in night clothes to a bomb shelter while their block was being flattened during the London blitz. They had scarcely reached the street when the wife turned back toward the house....
  • Humour Hunt

    April 22, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Kenneth E. Schneck of Fort Macleod, Alta., writes about being on parade. “We were preparing for a parade at Aldershot, England, some time in 1943.  Shiny brass, polished boots and Blanco’d equipment were all essential of course.  We would Blanco, let it dry and brush...
  • Humour Hunt

    April 10, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    C.V. Thomas of Victoria, a former member of the Royal Air Force, tells this one: “After the Japanese surrender at Singapore, we were lined up in front of our aircraft awaiting inspection by the air officer commanding.  His plane had been delayed by bad weather...
  • Humour Hunt

    April 3, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Kenneth E. Schneck of Fort Macleod, Alta., writes about being on parade. “We were preparing for a parade at Aldershot, England, some time in 1943.  Shiny brass, polished boots and Blanco’d equipment were all essential of course.  We would Blanco, let it dry and brush...
  • A company of the PPCLI moves in single file across rice paddies as it advances on enemy positions across the valley. [PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA171228]

    On This Date: April 2014

    April 1, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    APRIL 1, 1924 The Royal Canadian Air Force becomes a permanent component of Canada’s defence forces. APRIL 2, 1885 In what is now Alberta, Cree warriors murder nine men in what would become known as the Frog Lake...