Why you shouldn’t steal the padre’s whisky

– Illustration by Malcolm Jones – Two of my uncles ended up in the Korean War, one in the Canadian Army, the other in the American Army (how that happened is a story in itself). Cy was a sergeant in the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, assigned to the Canadian headquarters where, among other...
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    August 19, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    John Richardson of Calgary tells us of a sergeant majorly order that, he says, was meant in all seriousness. It was at the 1st Commonwealth Division’s Korean War battle school at Hara Mura, Japan, in 1953, where Richardson, after a tour with 1 Princess Patricia’s...
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    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...
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    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,...
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    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...
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    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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    July 31, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Here’s an item from D.S. Climie of Nipigon, Ont.: “Because of a surplus of trained artillery officers, I sat around transit camp in Windsor, N.S., from July to November, 1943. Many of us were given leave in October and my roommate brought back from Montreal,...
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