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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    December 3, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Padre C.F. Waite of Oakwood, Ont., says there was an ambitious lieutenant who wanted to impress everybody around him with how busy and efficient he was. He had his name painted on the door to his new office and spread papers on his desk. Hearing...
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    December 1, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    John K. Rhodes of Fonthill, Ont., recalls that during the German bombing raids on England in 1940 he was a lieutenant in the West Novas and spent many nights on church towers and rooftops watching for signals that enemy agents were supposed to be flashing...
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    November 24, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Here’s a mess story from Jeffrey Hanley of Vernon, B.C.: We had won a small battle and the commanding officer (CO) decided on a small feast. With the sweets and savories spread profusely on the tables, the CO said: “Men, I’m proud of what you...
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    November 19, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Art Nelson of Toronto says that at one Canadian base during the war seemingly every issue of posted orders carried a reprimand from the commanding officer. It usually read: “It has come to the attention of the commanding officer that (and then followed an outline...
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    November 16, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    A.F. Wigglesworth of Port Mouton, N.S., says a group captain and wing commander were walking down Portage Avenue in Winnipeg and were meeting many saluting aircraftmen. Each time he returned a salute, the group captain muttered: “And the same to you.” “Why do you always...
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    November 10, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Rod Dawson of Tamworth, Ont., tells about the Queen Mary, pride of ocean liners, which served as a troopship in the Second World War. She was the largest ship afloat, distinctive in profile and her crew was proud of the instant recognition accorded her wherever...
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