Humour Hunt

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. He says the following incident occurred in Witley Camp...
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    May 19, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Stan Knight of Bobcaygeon, Ont., sends us this story. The convoy had broken up and the merchant ships, considered out of the danger zone, were proceeding independently to their ports of destination. The first mate of an old tramp steamer, happy to be completing a...
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    May 12, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    H.A.R. Dunsheath of Oakville, Ont., recounts that when the V-2 rockets started falling on London in the fall of 1944 they were explained away in the press as gas-main explosions. Mr. Dunsheath continues: One morning on the way to HQ, I climbed aboard a double-decker...
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    May 7, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    J.H. McArthur of London, Ont., contributes a reminder of the folly of volunteering: One of those divisional sports events was coming up at Aldershot and a member of the RCR boxing team failed to return from a 48-hour pass. The night before the fights, the...
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    May 5, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Arthur Haylock of Melville, Sask., sends us an air force story: We were making a low-level attack on a German convoy in the Mediterranean when our Wellington was hit and we made for the nearest emergency landing strip on the Libyan coast. One of our...
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    April 30, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Praise be, a Red Newman story from 67 years ago and from a man who was there, William Green of Cambridge, Ont., who relates: Between the battles of Vimy Ridge and Hill 70, we were out on rest in a town named Barlin where the...
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    April 28, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    B.M. Khokhar of Halifax, a retired Indian Army officer, sends us a story about Mahatma Gandhi. King George V was anxious to meet Gandhi and invited him to Buckingham Palace for tea. Despite the King’s strictness about court dress and protocol, Gandhi arrived in his...
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