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

    April 10, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    C.V. Thomas of Victoria, a former member of the Royal Air Force, tells this one: “After the Japanese surrender at Singapore, we were lined up in front of our aircraft awaiting inspection by the air officer commanding.  His plane had been delayed by bad weather...
  • Humour Hunt

    April 3, 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...
  • Humour Hunt

    March 27, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    A.E. (Bunny) Brown, DFC, of Burlington, Ont., relates an experience from the time he was pilot of a Lockheed Hudson on U-boat patrol in the North Atlantic: “I landed and taxied back to the flight line where the ground crew beckoned me in. The corporal...
  • Humour Hunt

    March 25, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Gordon Thompson of Tide Head, N.B., five miles west of Campbellton and once called Head of Tide, sends us this: A sergeant and a private were court-martialled for kicking a colonel as he was getting into his car.  The sergeant explained that the colonel had...
  • Humour Hunt

    March 13, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Albert Ganser of Provost, Alta., told the magazine he was making his first Anson flight in 1942 at Mossbank, Sask., and asked the Royal Canadian Air Force (Women’s Division) parachute packer how the chute worked.  She replied: “If you don’t use it right the first...
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    March 11, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Vera Muxlow of Strathroy, Ont., swears that when she joined the Canadian Women’s Army Corps (CWACs) in 1942 some of her fellow recruits, obeying instructions on how to keep their buttons clean, went immediately to the canteen and asked for elbow...
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