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...
  • Humour Hunt

    July 3, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Hugh Baird of Oshawa, Ont., says the soldier in a military hospital greeted the new arrival with: “Don’t trust the night nurse – she keeps the bedpans in the fridge.” That reminded us of story about the late Joe Finn of Ottawa, a renowned practical...
  • Humour Hunt

    July 1, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Legionnaire David Sim was wounded at Passchendaele at age 17 and became a deputy minister in the Department of National Revenue in 1930 at 30, the youngest ever appointed to that rank in the federal civil service. Sim has always been a passionate believer in...
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    June 26, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    John D. Kenney of Windsor, Ont., reminds us indirectly that recipients gave all kinds of outlandish reasons for being awarded the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal. He quotes a chief petty officer of his motor torpedo boat as telling a Yank in a pub on the...
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    June 24, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Hugh Baird of Oshawa, Ont., sent a story about a pensioner who walked into the local and asked for a pint of 1914 ale. The barman was puzzled and asked the manager what he should do. “That’s all right,” said the manager, “just give him...
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    June 19, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    First World War veteran Herb Stonham of Dunnville, Ont., recalled this incident at Camp Borden in 1916 when his unit was preparing for embarkation leave:    “We were all on our best behavior except for Private Williams who somehow landed himself six days at Confined...
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    June 17, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Daisy Cook, 90, of Regina sends this: A young padre, visiting a hospital ward for the first time, asked for a list of patients. Beside 20 names were the initials RC; beside two, the initial P. “How is it there are so many Roman Catholics?”...
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