Category Archives: HM Submarines

Sinking to Crush Depth

A Submariners Story. Posted on September 14, 2016 by irishroverpei This story records what was probably the most frightening two minutes of my life. A Submariner’s Story (Sinking to Crush depth) It was a 0400 hrs on a Thursday morning … Continue reading

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The Decaying Legions

Have you ever considered the first impressions when entering one of our Royal Canadian legion branches? At the entrance we are often greeted with an overwhelming odor of cigarette smoke and a walkway littered with butts. Once through the doors we have … Continue reading

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My Legion Letter of Resignation.

Below is a copy of the letter I sent to my local branch roughly four weeks ago. I thought or perhaps expected that someone would try to reach me to say they have changed the rules regarding veterans and wives paying … Continue reading

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Health Care on PEI

I was already planning to write this blog before reading this mornings paper. However, the front page article on the closing of hospital beds during the March break fits well with my topic. Regarding closing beds, well it might sound … Continue reading

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Happy Saint Patricks Day

A Touch of Blarney (A True Story) My story is what is called in Ireland  a long short story, its a bit long for a short story, but its Irish and an Irish mile is about three miles long!!! Enjoy my … Continue reading

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My First day in the Royal Navy – March 15th 1955

Kippers for Breakfast  Wednesday, the fifteenth of March 1955. I was on board the Belfast to Liverpool steamer, one of six new Royal Navy recruits en-route to HMS Ganges. Crossing the Irish Sea from Belfast had been unusually calm. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Leaving for HMS Ganges. 62 years ago

Today 14th March 2017.  My journey to join the Royal Navy began on this day 62 years ago but it still feels like yesterday. Chapter One    Lily & Me. Tuesday morning the 14th of March 1955, the last day of … Continue reading

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Then God Created the Submariner

In the beginning there was the word. And the word was God and all else was darkness and void and without form. So God created the heavens and the earth. He created the sun and the moon and the stars, … Continue reading

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Memories of the 6th Canadian Submarine Squadron

In late 1965 I was nearing the end of my time with the 6th Squadron and would soon be returning to the UK. I recall a couple of items we had aboard in those far of times. One crew member had … Continue reading

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A Mystery behind the legion pretend Medals

This is just a small sampling of the many available legion medals. Most are awarded but a few can be purchased by any member and worn on their legion uniforms. Only $25 ea plus P&P. I have tried to discover when … Continue reading

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