Monthly Archives: June 2008

Lily & Me

Forgot to mention in my Canada Day blog,¬† the New York Book Festival was held yesterday 29th June 2008. I entered my book in the autobiography category and while I didn’t actually win I did receive an “Honourable Mention”. Thats … Continue reading

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Happy Canada Day

Well folks its the last day of June 2008 and we are still waiting for summer to begin on Prince Edward Island. Tomorrow is “Canada day” if the weather is good I shall be taking the old Rover down to … Continue reading

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Monkey Business Aboard HMS Cockade

Still thinking about 1956 Australia, or perhaps the Far East in general. I recently sent a photo to the Military Museum in Esquimalt BC for their exhibit, a photo show of animals aboard ship. I think it mostly featured dogs … Continue reading

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Eat at Joe's

Something else remembered from the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, on the wharf where the Cockade was tied up we had a regular visit from a mobile canteen. He sold sandwiches and such but what I recall best was his … Continue reading

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Olympic Games Melbourne Australia 1956

I was part of the Royal Naval Olympic Squadron escorting the Duke of Edinburgh aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia. The Duke was scheduled to officially open the games. I was only seventeen but had one or the best jobs ever, … Continue reading

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More on the Belfast Blitz

In the aftermath of the heavy raid of April 15th/1941much of the city transit system was out of order. Nevertheless life went on and people walked to work. Hitler had stopped the trams running for a few days but didn’t … Continue reading

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First blog of June 2008

I can’t believe there are no submariners and no Rover owners out there, is there anyone from Belfast N.Ireland???? talk to this lonely Rover owner, ex submariner from Belfast. It seems my blog is stuck in a bog!!

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