The Royal Canadian Legion Today.


I sit here sometimes and think about my youth, my time in the Royal Navy. Wonderful times filled many experiences of visiting many lands. I think back to the time on the Submarine Alcide when we surfaced thought the Arctic ice at the top of the world. This and many other events recalled are often referred to as war stories. There was a time when we veterans could sit together and listen to our individual exploits. Often agreeing having been in the same story but at a different time or place. Some stories were exaggerated  some hard to believe many funny, but all enjoyable and entertaining. Veterans can’t do this anymore, we sadly have no place to sit and reminisce. You might say, hey! what about the legion? Very few veterans enter a legion branch these days. The Royal Canadian Legion has lost its way. Membership requires nothing more than being a Canadian citizen. Anyone can join, they can wear the legion uniform wear the fake legion medals vote on legion decisions and hold any of the executive positions including in dominion command. Unfortunately the legion still hold centre stage on Remembrance Day and are generally revered by the public as veterans. The three photos are an example of today’s civilian legion veterans. They look like veterans they wear several legion medals, legion uniform with beret and white gloves. Indeed, many look very impressive parading and saluting and laying wreaths at cenotaphs around the country. The truth is that they are civilians most have never served of wore their country’s uniform, in short they have never served in any military branch, RCMP or Coast Guard. Note carefully the three photos of today’s legion veterans. They look very military and indeed very decorated! The medals are all fake legion medals and are worn on the right breast. Only real medals authorized by the Queen may be worn on the left over ones heart. You asked why I don’t use the legion, well now you have your answer. Why would want to I rub shoulders with these phoney veterans???? God Bless and keep reading

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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