Archive for August, 2014

  • Humour Hunt

    August 14, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    N.M. Repchull of Victory Branch in London, Ont., tells us this story: Captain Smith, who owned Smitty`s Furniture Mart, had just returned from a reunion of Second World War veterans in Europe. He was relating one of his experiences to his cronies. One evening, leaving...
  • Humour Hunt

    August 12, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    A.O. Dodds of North Vancouver, B.C., gives us this account of a wartime conversation between two members of the 1st Hussars (6th Armoured Regiment). “Did you get to the start line?” the truck driver asked the tank driver. “Yes” said the tankman, looking gloomy. “Well,...
  • Eyes! Eyes! Eyes!

    August 11, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Published in the June 1930 issue of Legion Magazine. Written by Will R. Bird Exclusive Audio Version: It was when the “Prairie Squirrels” were at Parvillers that Pete Mullins was sent down the line as a shell-shocked case, with every man in his platoon knowing...
  • Find-Share-Discuss: July/August 2014

    August 8, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    On Guard In Jamaica Mary Bingham of Alexandria, Ont., shares photos taken by her late father Lloyd Henry McHugh who joined the Brockville Rifles and served during the Second World War. His unit arrived in Jamaica in the summer of 1944, and according to the...
  • Humour Hunt

    August 7, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Brock Cummings of Prescott sends this and says he won’t swear to its truth: A magician was entertaining aboard a troop-ship. He put a black cover over a cage that contained a parrot and promised, with a flourish, to make the parrot disappear. As intoned...
  • Humour Hunt

    August 5, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    John Hishon of Windsor, Ont., and Brock Cummings of Prescott, Ont., both sent this story; here’s Mr. Hishon’s version: A paratroop recruit was given the following instructions for a training jump: “You’ll jump at 5,000 feet; on the count of 10 you will pull your...
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