Centurions of Christmas

– Illustration by Malcolm Jones – There’s a photo that hangs in our church taken in the early 1940s. It’s a big church in Toronto—it seats about 800 or so—with one of the largest United Church congregations in Canada. The photo was taken from up in the east side gallery looking down on the...
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    March 1, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Pat Roberts, L.A. zone commander in Kamloops, B.C., reports on a roasting of Mike Boscott, zone commander, at North Thompson Valleys Branch in Barriere. Bob Campbell recounted that Boscott once lamented on seeing a truckload of fresh sod being delivered: “I wish I could afford...
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    February 23, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Janet Wilcox of Gander, Nfld., says her granddaughter, Allison, had just started school and was asked why she had a holiday on Nov.11. She replied: “It’s for all poppies and grandpoppies who helped to fight the...
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    January 26, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    A Christmas-leave story from Danny Arntsen of Delisle, Sask.: I was orderly sergeant at Debert, N.S., when the regimental sergeant major asked my advice about a telegram he had just received from my friend Blacky. The telegram said: “Please grant three-day extension of leave. Sister...
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    January 21, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Cane of St.Catharines, Ont., says he has proof that old soldiers not only don’t die, they don’t even fade away. His 94-year-old uncle, Jim, a First World War veteran, wrote a cheque to pay his city taxes but died before the cheque was cashed. He...
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    January 4, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Lloyd Allaby of Bloomfield, N.B., says before he sailed for England in 1942 he eavesdropped on older companions for tips on how to get along with Englishwomen. The main advice seemed to be to keep nylons handy. He surreptitiously bought three pairs. His first encounter...
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    December 22, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Stan Knight of Bobcaygeon, Ont., writes: During the Second World War, our escort group ran a convoy with HMS Revenge. The mighty Revenge sat steady as a rock in the water while the Canadian corvettes bobbed around her like corks. I was duty signaller on...
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