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

    June 12, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Campbell C. King of White Rock, B.C., a member of the Great War Veterans’ Association and Legion for 63 years, recounts: An Anzac outfit was in line next to the 44th Manitoba Battalion and a badly-wounded Canadian soldier was brought unconscious into a tented-off corner...
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    June 10, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Here’s a sign story from John Edlund of Cobble Hill, B.C. “Among the prominent posters displayed in Britain during the war was one saying ‘FOOD WILL WIN THE WAR.’ “My chum and I got off the tube in London one day and someone had printed...
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    June 5, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Rear-Admiral William Landymore didn’t endear himself to Defence Minister Paul Hellyer when he fought the good fight against service unification. But Canadian sailors loved him, partly because he was unstuffy. Here is a Landymore story recounted by Bill Murdock of Wallaceburg, Ont., former able seaman:...
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    June 3, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    James T. MacDonald of Amherst, N.S., recounts when he was in a signals holding unit at Cove, Hants, England, in 1941. The flow of parcels had slowed to a trickle. Everything was in short supply. “One evening as I sat down in the writing room...
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    May 29, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Wilf Clark of Spencerville, Ont., wrote about his time with the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. The Boufarik Winery in North Africa was at one time the billet of 420 Squadron. The upper storey housed the tops of the 12-foot-square wine...
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    May 27, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Jack Wallace of Ottawa digging in the national archives found this: In late 1942 or early 1943, there was smoldering resentment among the Cape Breton Highlanders in Britain because some of their number had been shipped out due to, ah, incompetence. One morning the commander...
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