Legion Scotland Today


My good friend and army buddie sent me the latest Legion magazine from Scotland. Its a very interesting read from page one to the end. There no cheap advertisements trying to sell me poppy embossed tat, but plenty of articles on fund raising through the Poppy campaigns. There is also a very interesting story about one Jack Ransom, a World War two veteran held in a Japanese POW . He was captured in 1942 and was part of the slave workers on the Thailand-Burma Railway, the death Railway. He survived and was returned in England in August 1945, he weighted 6 stone. Today this 97 year old veteran still has a warm and friendly smile that gives nothing away about his war time ordeals.. In the photo you can see he wears his WW2 medals on the left and two WW1 medals on his right. The ww1 medals belonged to his uncle, his fathers brother who was killed in the first battle of Amiens, he was aged 19.

I would love to hear from someone at Dominion Command explain why, if Jack lived in Canada, he would be arrested under Canadian law for diluting and wearing his uncles medals and repeatedly flaunting the law . We can be sure we will not hear from Dominion or any other member who supports this inane law. Of course we should be understanding Dominion Command are probably all busy selling their latest Poppy Bird Feeders.

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About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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