Historic Korean War Photo – Haneda Air Field, Japan

The North Star earned a solid reputation during the Korean airlift of the early 1950s. This one is parked at Haneda Air Field, Japan. 426 THUNDERBIRD SQUADRON, ROYAL CANADIAN AIR...
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    June 11, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Rev. George Beach of Port Dufferin, N.S., says this incident took place at No. 4 RAF Air Gunnery School at Walney Island in northwest England during WW II: The station warrant officer, a regular known as Little Willie throughout the RAF, was not happy with...
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    June 9, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Ruth E. Dunnett of Thunder Bay, Ont., says that for women joining the services, one of the most difficult things to learn during basic training was tying a tie. After tying and untying my tie umpteen times, and in complete frustration, she threatened to go...
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    June 4, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Jack Wilson of Exeter, Ont., tells us of an incident aboard a Canadian frigate outward bound from Halifax in 1944: An able seaman (AB) had joined us the previous night from HMCS Scotian, a shore base for experienced men who could be drafted at short...
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    May 28, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    The expression, a piece of cake, meaning anything easy to handle, originated in the Royal Air Force about 1938. We like an entertaining explanation of the expression’s origin sent in by Sidney Allinson of Scarborough, Ont. It seems that an instructor at a fighter training...
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    May 26, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    A contributor who wishes to remain anonymous has sent us a sequel to Hugo Saudino’s earlier story about somebody dressing up in the mess polar-bear skin at Fort Churchill to provide a sudden outdoors photo opportunity for visitors from the south. During a Halloween party...
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    May 21, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Harry Lennox of Vancouver, who says at 86, he’s “still picking them up and putting them down,” has been a Legion padre for 57 years and is honorary chaplain of the British Columbia Regt. in whose 2nd Bn. he served in the Second World War....
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