Archive for July, 2016

  • The Carley float

    July 13, 2016 by Sharon Adams
    Many sailors owed their lives to this durable, quick-launching raft The corvette HMCS Louisburg was on escort duty off the coast of North Africa when she was hit by a torpedo dropped from an Italian plane at sunset on Feb. 6, 1943. In minutes, Able...
  • Humour Hunt

    July 12, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Ralph Gibson, 93, a life member of Cumberland, B.C., Branch, giving gardening advice at the Pacific Command convention last summer: “Soak all grass seed in whisky before planting it. That way, it will come up half...
  • New friends made at cribbage championships

    July 8, 2016 by Sharon Adams
    Players in the Dominion Command Cribbage Championships in Charlottetown April 22-24 got a demonstration of just how far Prince Edward Islanders will go to make visitors happy. Tony Safronetz from Grandview Branch in Manitoba mentioned that he would like to take some of the island’s...
  • Canada has announced that it will send up to 1,000 troops to Latvia to help bolster a NATO force sent there to face down Russian aggression. Canada has long been operating in the region–troops in Poland and Ukraine, CF-18s in the sky above, warships at...
  • Humour Hunt

    July 7, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Larry MacDonald of Ottawa tells this one: A coy Auxiliary Territorial Service girl asked the young Jock: “And what is worn under the kilt?” “Och, there’s naething worn under the kilt. It is all in verra good condition.”...
  • War Museum hosts prestigious history forum

    July 5, 2016 by Sharon Adams
    A century after the First World War and seven decades after the second, how much new could there possibly be to discuss? Plenty—and we’re nowhere near done augmenting and correcting the historical record, judging by research shared by historians at the 83rd annual meeting of...
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