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

    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...
  • Humour Hunt

    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...
  • Humour Hunt

    November 5, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    J.L. Atkins of Lyme Regis, England, wrote about dropping propaganda pamphlets during the Second World War. A Royal Air Force plane was on a wartime raid over Germany and the navigator was throwing them out, still tied in bundles. The pilot remonstrated: “Good heavens, man,...
  • Humour Hunt

    November 3, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Mavis Schultz of Eckville, Alta., relates that a Canadian officer in Korea had a houseboy whose fragile grasp of English often produced results as frightening as front-line combat. The Korean would wake the officer in a loud whisper: “Captain, your time has come.”...
  • Humour Hunt

    August 20, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    C.F. Waite of Oakwood, Ont., wrote: The sergeant came into the barracks and asked if anyone knew shorthand. A recruit raised his hand. “Good,” said the sergeant. “Get over to the cookhouse. They’re short-handed.”      ...
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    August 18, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    William Mills of San Diego, Calif., says that during the Second World War an ugly rumour once went around London that the pubs were going to close at least an hour earlier, at 9 p.m. One regular was asked what he thought about such a...
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