Category Archives: HM Submarines

Looking back on the year 2018

This morning 27th December 2018 I was listening to the radio and people phoning in to tell of their New Year resolutions. It made me think if I should be making a new resolution of 2019.? I decide no, I’m … Continue reading

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Men are Happier!

MEN ARE JUST HAPPIER PEOPLE Needs no explanation…and is a fun read no matter your gender Men Are Just Happier People — What do you expect from such simple creatures? Your last name stays put. The garage is all yours. … Continue reading

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Remembering lost friends at Christmas

Michael Chislett was my shipmate and best friend. We sailed together on the submarine Taciturn. Later in Canada we re-connected whilst I was with the 6th Canadian Submarine Squadron. Michael had left the RN in 1966 and re-enlisted in the … Continue reading

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In Which I Served.

In Which I Served Posted on Dec 18th 2018 by irishroverpei There is something odd about a submarine on which I once served, becoming a museum! It tends to make one think of oneself as old!!!. What???no not me. Seriously … Continue reading

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Idea for Christmas Stocking Stuffer

Still looking for that elusive Christmas gift for that special person? Please allow me to suggest a copy of my third book “Chapter XXI Armageddon”. This is my first work of fiction and is full of twists and turns. It … Continue reading

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History Repeating Itself.

(1) Trump-Make America Great Again.  Adolph Hitler-Creating a Master Race.  (2)Trump-Nationalism. Adolph Hitler-National socialism (NAZIS)  (3) Trump-Fake News.  Adolph Hitler-policy of Gleichschaltung.(control of free press)  (4) Trump-Anti immigration policy aimed at non white races. Adolph Hitler-Anti Jewish Policy.  (5) Trump-Supporter … Continue reading

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The Legion should no longer hold a monopoly on the Poppy

This is a very good article by the author Sean Bruyea Remembrance Day and the poppy are inseparable. But should the poppy and the Royal Canadian Legion also be inseparable? That’s the status quo now, with the organization holding a … Continue reading

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Life in a British Submarine circa 1960

It is strange as we grow old we seem to dwell more and more in the past. I often go back to my time in submarines. Mostly it was good, mostly uneventful, and most importantly water tight!. Today, I have … Continue reading

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Trafalgar Days (October 21st 2018)

Trafalgar Days 21st October.2018 Posted on October 21, 2018 by irishroverpei Trafalgar Day Trafalgar Day is the most important day in the calendar of HMS Victory, the oldest commissioned warship in the world. Each year on 21 October a ceremony … Continue reading

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The Royal Navy and Me

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. Follow his induction at HMS Ganges, the toughest … Continue reading

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