Monthly Archives: July 2019

July 31st 1970, Black Tot Day.

I had left the Navy three years earlier, so miss this momentous shift in Royal Navy policy. The 31st of July 1970 was the last issue of the daily ration of rum, better known on the mess deck as the … Continue reading

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What a Deal!!!!!!!!WOW!!!!!

Attached you will find the email invitation I just received from the Royal Canadian Legion. I’m overwhelmed by their generous gesture and kindness, and its all for me.  I cant imagine it was really intended for me. Not after the … Continue reading

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Walking in the Shadow of Veterans.

When I think about the present day legion, I recall legion members from years ago. Here on Prince Edward Island we had a Premier in the early 1980s who was a decorated veteran. Angus MacLean flew with bomber command during … Continue reading

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Veterans are Family

Today’s Royal Canadian Legion is in serious trouble, membership is plummeting and new veterans are not joining. There have been many issues and complaints about policies and the Poppy Fund administration. Many other serious side issues range from various branches … Continue reading

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This beautiful Island.

Driving across the island I marvel at its beauty, the trees in full foliage, the lush green hills and valleys. The glorious colourful flowers in gardens, lupins along the roadsides, contended animals grazing in the fields. So very pleasant and … Continue reading

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15 million fund for Potato Farmers

JIt will be interesting to see if I get an honest and open response, indeed any response at all. Dennis King campaigned on a slogan of “Its About People” lets see which people he was referring to. Was it the … Continue reading

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Old British Cars

Years ago Linda and I would jump in the car on a Sunday afternoon and drive around different parts of the island. Our purpose, looking for old and or discarded British cars. We found many and towed many home. Alas … Continue reading

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Wearing of Blood Relatives Medals

I sent the letter below to the two Island Newspapers, I’m wondering if they will publish it??? I continue my campaign to have section 419 of the criminal code amended to allow blood relatives to wear their late loved ones … Continue reading

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HMS Ganges

This blog post is for all Ganges Boys through the ages , and would be of great interest to     the many family members, sons daughters etc. It’s huge with probably thousands of photos, I didn’t try to count. … Continue reading

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Interview with the Author.

Interview with the Author. “Lily and Me” Posted on April 6, 2019 by irishroverpei Interview With Author Frederick Ben Rodgers by NFReads.com http://www.nfreads.com/interview-with-author-frederick-ben-rodgers/ Introduction I was born in Belfast N.I on 15th January 1939 delivered at home by Dr Frederick … Continue reading

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