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...
  • Humour Hunt

    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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    August 13, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Now, two leave stories, both from Jeffery Hanley of Vernon, B.C. A friend of mine was one day late from leave and telegraphed his commanding officer (CO): “Unable to return to duty because of unexpected snowstorm. Will return as soon as possible.” The CO telegraphed...
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    August 11, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Dave Richards of Calgary joined the armed forces shortly after unification and wore the standard green uniform when it was relatively unknown. On one of his first leaves, he was in downtown Victoria waiting for a bus. As he tells it: “An older man at...
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    June 11, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Rev. George Beach of Port Dufferin, N.S., says this incident took place at No. 4 RAF Air Gunnery School at Walney Island in northwest England during WW II: The station warrant officer, a regular known as Little Willie throughout the RAF, was not happy with...
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    June 9, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Ruth E. Dunnett of Thunder Bay, Ont., says that for women joining the services, one of the most difficult things to learn during basic training was tying a tie. After tying and untying my tie umpteen times, and in complete frustration, she threatened to go...
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    June 4, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Jack Wilson of Exeter, Ont., tells us of an incident aboard a Canadian frigate outward bound from Halifax in 1944: An able seaman (AB) had joined us the previous night from HMCS Scotian, a shore base for experienced men who could be drafted at short...
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