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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    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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    April 22, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Kenneth E. Schneck of Fort Macleod, Alta., writes about being on parade. “We were preparing for a parade at Aldershot, England, some time in 1943.  Shiny brass, polished boots and Blanco’d equipment were all essential of course.  We would Blanco, let it dry and brush...
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