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

    March 17, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Here is a story from R.E. Crumb, Berwyn, Alta.: A German officer, travelling home from the Russian Front through Poland, shared a train compartment with three Poles–a pretty young woman, an elderly woman and a man. The train entered a tunnel and in the complete...
  • Humour Hunt

    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...
  • Humour Hunt

    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...
  • Humour Hunt

    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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