Category Archives: HM Submarines

Follow Up to yesterday’s blog (Legion still awarding Fake Medals)

  I thought it was worth re-running this blog from last year. It really shows the poor attitude of those at Dominion Command regarding wearing of medals. Its a crime for a blood relative to wear late loved ones medals … Continue reading

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New Minister of VAC????????

A good read from Sean Bruyea: Will a new Minister at Veterans Affairs do the same old thing? By Sean Bruyea Removing Minister Kent Hehr from Veterans Affairs Canada was the right thing to do. The new minister, Seamus O’ … Continue reading

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The Cod War

As my good friends Carl and Jan are visiting Iceland and the fact I asked them to keep an eye out for an old Royal Navy Whaler, I thought I should explain. Please read below the story of my adventures … Continue reading

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Captain Obvious Branch Maybe?????

Is it possible Captain Obvious is a Legion Member of some mystery branch. Has he designed a new legion uniform for his members? Seriously I have to ask where this Cenotaph Parade took place and what are these unusual uniforms. … Continue reading

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The Royal Navy and Me.

The Royal Navy & Me by Frederick Rogers “This is a story told through the eyes of a young sailor who joined the Royal Navy in 1955 as a Boy Seaman 2nd class, the absolute lowest rank in the Navy. … Continue reading

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Still Waiting for the Knock?????

There is some irony in yesterdays blog “Still waiting for the Knock”. At my branch in Wellington PEI  in January 2016 at the first regular meeting of the year, no one but me appeared to  have any problem with the … Continue reading

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Ministry of Defense—–DVA

In early March 2017 I visited a specialist about an old injury to both my hands which was incurred during my time aboard HM/SM Alcide. Lately I have experienced severe cramps in both hands. The doctor prescribe Physiotherapy in the … Continue reading

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Boy Soldier or Child

I have a serious issue with this huge compensation award to Omar Khadr, and the flimsy excuse that he was just a child or boy soldier.  Romeo Dallaire stated on national television, “a child is a child is a child? … Continue reading

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Who can wear late loved ones Medals?

My continuing struggle to have section 419 of the criminal code changed to allow blood relatives to wear late loved ones medals, met another road block. This time is was very disappointing response and the reason offered of the very … Continue reading

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Why is a Submarine called a Boat?????

There is a lot of chatter on the “Shipmates Reunited” Face Book page. They are asking why a submarine is referred to as a boat. Well its a rather dated use of the name boat, originally a boat/submarine was carried … Continue reading

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