Humour Hunt

Gunfire at the Château Frontenac

– Illustration by Malcolm Jones – This issue, we have a mix of tales ranging from a sly private and unconventional menu items to a story about wartime gunfire in the halls of Quebec’s famed hotel, the Château Frontenac. Bob Anglin of Ottawa, who joined the Black Watch in the 1960s, recalls an incident...
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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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    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,...
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    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.”...
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    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.”      ...