Category Archives: HM Submarines

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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Using my Thumb!

Hitching a Ride in Uniform My old shipmate gave me the idea for today’s blog, He mentioned our long ago Navy days of hitch hiking in uniform. Of course we were an irresistible lot in those days, it was very hard … Continue reading

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More Legion Disgrace

Another display from a legion of not caring. Just when you think it can’t get any worse they manage to prove us wrong once more!   Stephanie Johnston June 6 at 10:54pm · Simcoe, ON · I’m absolutely disgusted with … Continue reading

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MV Abegweit (The PEI Island ferry)

As we are about to celebrate 20 years of the Strait Crossing Bridge,  it seemed like the appropriate time to repeat a story I related on my blog back in 2013. The worse ferry crossing of my life, at one point I thought … Continue reading

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Our Pretend veterans???

Why today’s veterans avoid the Royal Canadian Legion Most members of today’s Legion have never spent a day in military uniform by Robert Smol November 10, 2016 8:00 AM The Three Associate members photographed here have approx. 29/30 medals between … Continue reading

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Bruce Poulin Defends the Legion Pretend 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, but … Continue reading

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The Silence is deafening

  Royal Canadian Legion’s Lack of Vision I have come to the conclusion that Dominion Command and probably several Provincial Commands have only one interest in life and that is in protecting their own little empires. It is evident to many … Continue reading

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