Over the last few weeks I have received many visits to my web page/blog about HMS Cockade. I have decide to re-post several photos from my Cockade days that some of you may remember of the ship or maybe recognize old shipmates.
I still have my album with many more photos that I will eventually get onto the computer. In those long ago times we had no computers, internet or email. The biggest event for us when returning to harbour was getting mail. Everyone I knew kept a photo album, the photos were in black and white, it was a sort of history or log of the two years spent in the Far East. It was our computer so to speak, we sent photos home to family and friends so they might see the amazing and exotic places we were so fortunate to visit. All changed now, who writes letters anymore? indeed, it is surely a lost art. One might wonder if today’s sailors write letters or would know how to write letters. Letter writing to girl friends and loved ones was an art and a skill. Our letters usually opened with “My Dearest Darling”or perhaps “My dearest Mary the sweetest girl in the world” I guess I probably wrote a few dandies myself. We also had a host of acronym’s to place on the back of the envelope to our sweethearts. I’ll just give you an easy one, anyone know what “SWALK” was????You will show your age if you can answer that one
Ah!!!! the good old days.
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