Category Archives: HM Submarines

Whilst in Isolation, something to do!

Chapter 21 ArmageddonPosted on August 19, 2019 by irishroverpei This is an exciting story, perhaps believable perhaps not!Chapter XXI Armageddon. My latest work and first one of fiction.Back cover BioAdam opens the Holy Bible to the book of Revelations chapter … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The History of Toilet Paper!

The history of Toilet Paper! With the run on toilet paper that we’ve had it’s nice to learn about it’s origin. This is a bit of history that will truly make us thankful. We definitely need to thank the Chinese. … Continue reading

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My first day in the Royal Navy at HMS Ganges!

On this day 15th March 1955, Sixty Five years ago, my first day in the Royal Navy! On arrival in Ipswitch carriage doors flew open to discharge their eager cargo. We had arrived. Several Petty Officer Instructors from Ganges were … Continue reading

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More on the Cadet Program.

The recent courts martial of a commanding officer of the Charlottetown Army Corps caused me to think of my own time in the program. I served for twelve years as CO of the Summerside Sea Cadet Corps and then created … Continue reading

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The Royal Navy and Me

The Royal Navy and Me Posted on January 31st 2020 by irishroverpei 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 … Continue reading

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The Forth Bridge

This morning doing my usual scan of FB I came across a photo that stirred memories of long ago. In 1942 I crossed the Forth Bridge by train heading to Rosythe. I was three years old and had never seen … Continue reading

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Salty Sailor Tales from the Mess Deck!

The most popular time to hear the most outlandish tales aboard ship happened at Tot time (rum issue). Some were almost believable others less so. There was the story told by an officers steward. On my last ship there was … Continue reading

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HMS Dolphin, submarine base.

”The land mark that has graced Gosport since the early 1950s is to be decommissioned. I hate to use the word obsolete! Because that word also applies to me. I first ascended the 100ft tower of water in the summer … Continue reading

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Cadet Instructor Cadre

I note that the former Commanding Officer Todd Bannister of the Charlottetown Army Cadet Corps has pleaded guilty to the latest charges of sexual misconduct. The fact these incidents occur comes as no surprise to me. I served twelve years … Continue reading

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