Category Archives: HM Submarines

Yard Art!!

I have just added my second attempt at what I call yard art? not sure if anyone would agree, but I like it. The Irish Guard on the right was my first older attempt, not sure if I’m improving??.  I … Continue reading

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Tattoos Gone Wild!!!!

Tattoo’s A Wiser Decision of my Youth Posted on 1st June 2019 by irishroverpei In 1956 I joined HMS Cockade stationed in the Far East, I was just seventeen years old and a very new sailor. It was a natural … Continue reading

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HMS Ganges – Shotley Routine!

HMS Ganges Boys Training Camp Posted on 23rd May 2019 HMS Ganges located near the village of Shotely, the proud centre piece of this famous/infamous boys training base was the 143 ft Mast. I was talking with another Ganges boy … Continue reading

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Is There a way to Save the Legion?????

Is There a Way to Save the Legion????? Re-Posted on May 20th 2019 by irishroverpei I agree with the general view, the younger veterans really do not appear to show interest in the Legion in its present form. I also … Continue reading

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The Contemptible Legion Behaviour

I have added below a response to my blog dated 6th May 2019. There were several other responses also, but I will just use this one for now, the writer is not a veteran and he is not associated with … Continue reading

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Outrage at legion Pretend Medals.

I’m adding another letter from a veteran, he clearly condemns the prolific use of these pretend legion medals. I whole heartily agree with his outrage, legion medals are out of hand. They are everywhere,  associate members wear them with pride, … Continue reading

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Veteran Care, Then and Now

Here in 2019 there is a constant outcry for better veteran care, better medical treatment and better pensions. However, when I look back to my youth, I have to wonder if there was ever good care for veterans. During my … Continue reading

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Overheard at Wal Mart

Overheard at a Walmart Checkout Posted on May 4th 2019 by irishroverpei ‘Lisa, hello! How’re you?’‘Good. Yourself?’‘Where’s your friend Madison today? She alright? ’‘Yeah. Well, no, not really actually.’ ‘Oh? What you done?’ ‘Well, we had a bit of a … Continue reading

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A Medaling Affair

A Medaling Affair? Posted on March 30th 2019 by irishroverpei Rate This I wonder if one of the intellects at Dominion or Provincial Commands might wish to answer this very perplexing question about Legion medal policies. I’ll start with the … Continue reading

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Who is to Blame???

I believe asking the question who is to blame is valid. I Don’t think there is one simple or right answer, both veterans and associates have played a part in the legion demise. In 1964 as a young Royal Navy … Continue reading

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