Laughing at life in the military

–Illustration by Malcolm Jones– Military humour, much like military everything, is an acquired taste. As with all comedy, it depends on the audience. A great comedian once said something like, “Tragedy is me slipping on a banana peel. Comedy is you slipping on a banana peel.” Most military jokes would make unlikely material for...
  • Humour Hunt

    September 28, 2016 by Carl Christie
    Illustrations by Malcolm Jones As we wind down our regular look at some of your lighter experiences in uniform, those that raised a smile, a chuckle, or occasionally a lusty guffaw, John Baker shares a story from his uncle, Ralph “Buz” Post of Bradwardine, Man.,...
  • Brief inspection

    August 9, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Think back 58 years, exactly 58 years, to July 1958. Think of a beautiful July day, perhaps like the one you are currently enjoying. That’s how Sandra Chater (Austin then) remembers her summer of 1958 in basic training at St-Jean, Que. She found the marching...
  • Humour Hunt

    July 12, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Ralph Gibson, 93, a life member of Cumberland, B.C., Branch, giving gardening advice at the Pacific Command convention last summer: “Soak all grass seed in whisky before planting it. That way, it will come up half...
  • Humour Hunt

    July 7, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Larry MacDonald of Ottawa tells this one: A coy Auxiliary Territorial Service girl asked the young Jock: “And what is worn under the kilt?” “Och, there’s naething worn under the kilt. It is all in verra good condition.”...
  • Humour Hunt

    July 5, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Jon Proudfoot, Huntingdon, Que., says a private went to the padre with a tale of woe: His wife needed money to buy fuel and shoes and winter coats for the children. He was desperate for $200. The padre advised him to pray as hard as...
  • Humour Hunt

    June 30, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    C.A. Brodie of Mississauga, Ont., leads off this issue with a story that he puts in the naval setting of Halifax. The destroyer’s company had just started shore leave and some sailors went promptly to barber shops. In one, a lieutenant occupied a chair next...
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