Gunfire at the Château Frontenac

– Illustration by Malcolm Jones – This issue, we have a mix of tales ranging from a sly private and unconventional menu items to a story about wartime gunfire in the halls of Quebec’s famed hotel, the Château Frontenac. Bob Anglin of Ottawa, who joined the Black Watch in the 1960s, recalls an incident...
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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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    May 15, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Frank L. Saunders of Winnipeg, a former regimental sergeant major with the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, served from 1929 to ’65 and can recount military episodes going back a piece. He sends us this one about horses: “Every summer we would spend seven weeks in...
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    May 13, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    We’ve heard variations on this but we like the version of Diane Thompson of Hayter, Alta., (and believe every word of it): “Dad was invalided home after his plane crashed in fog on the Isle of Mann. He arrived in Vancouver on furlough and called...
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    May 8, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    John K. Rhodes, DSO, of Fonthill, Ont., writes about the late Strome Galloway. “During the Italian campaign I had been to B Echelon one day and was walking back to my company when I met Strome Galloway herding along several German prisoners. I was a...
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    May 6, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Here’s a Newfoundland joke with a difference, as well as a happy ending. It’s from L. Mitchell of Curling, Nfld. “The late Eric Vavasour and I were signallers in 137 Bty., 166th Newfoundland Field Regt. We laid our line out to the forward observation post...
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    April 24, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Victor G. Smith of Burnaby, B.C., tells us of a couple who were fleeing in night clothes to a bomb shelter while their block was being flattened during the London blitz. They had scarcely reached the street when the wife turned back toward the house....
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