Archive for October, 2014

  • Humour Hunt

    October 16, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    George Casey of London, Ont., reminds us that ‘line books’ were kept at many air force messes in England during the war. In them were recorded the most outrageous claims of the line shooters, in the vein of “There I was, upside down and nothing...
  • Humour Hunt

    October 14, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Arnold Fairhurst of Englehart, Ont., contributes this: Several of us gunners were writing and reading in the dry canteen when one said: “What does ‘mixed emotions’ mean?” Another replied that it meant feeling good about something and bad about something at the same time. “How...
  • The brewing battle

    October 10, 2014 by Matthew Bellamy
    In the summer of 1941, Matthew H. Halton, a Toronto Star war correspondent, arrived in Solum, an Egyptian village near the Mediterranean Sea, just east of the border with...
  • Canadian Corps Sports In France

    October 9, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Canadian Corps Sports In France By  Geo. C. Machum July 1951 The 1st of July, 1918, will long be remembered by many veterans of the First World War. That was the day of the famous Canadian Corps Sports at Tincques, France, which had no less...
  • Humour Hunt

    October 9, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    A while back ago we carried a lament that Kilroy hasn’t been seen since the war. But Jim Winegarden of Amherstburg, Ont., says that he found Kilroy, though only by proxy, not long after the war in the freshly-painted washroom of the Albert Street bus...
  • Humour Hunt

    October 7, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    We have a naval story, from Dave Galbraith of Cobourg, Ont.: On a certain Canadian warship, the wheel-house and the bridge, where the ship was controlled from, were a few decks apart. A voice pipe connected them. A freshman sailor was at the helm and...
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