Archive for June, 2014

  • Humour Hunt

    June 26, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    John D. Kenney of Windsor, Ont., reminds us indirectly that recipients gave all kinds of outlandish reasons for being awarded the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal. He quotes a chief petty officer of his motor torpedo boat as telling a Yank in a pub on the...
  • Humour Hunt

    June 24, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Hugh Baird of Oshawa, Ont., sent a story about a pensioner who walked into the local and asked for a pint of 1914 ale. The barman was puzzled and asked the manager what he should do. “That’s all right,” said the manager, “just give him...
  • Humour Hunt

    June 19, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    First World War veteran Herb Stonham of Dunnville, Ont., recalled this incident at Camp Borden in 1916 when his unit was preparing for embarkation leave:    “We were all on our best behavior except for Private Williams who somehow landed himself six days at Confined...
  • Humour Hunt

    June 17, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Daisy Cook, 90, of Regina sends this: A young padre, visiting a hospital ward for the first time, asked for a list of patients. Beside 20 names were the initials RC; beside two, the initial P. “How is it there are so many Roman Catholics?”...
  • Humour Hunt

    June 12, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Campbell C. King of White Rock, B.C., a member of the Great War Veterans’ Association and Legion for 63 years, recounts: An Anzac outfit was in line next to the 44th Manitoba Battalion and a badly-wounded Canadian soldier was brought unconscious into a tented-off corner...
  • Humour Hunt

    June 10, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Here’s a sign story from John Edlund of Cobble Hill, B.C. “Among the prominent posters displayed in Britain during the war was one saying ‘FOOD WILL WIN THE WAR.’ “My chum and I got off the tube in London one day and someone had printed...
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