Category Archives: HM Submarines

My late shipmate Bob Lamb

It’s the only photo I have of Bob, it was taken in 1964 aboard HM/SM Alcide. In the fore end compartment ,Bob Ted, me, Barney can’t remember the other lad by name. Good times long ago. RIP shipmate.

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July 31st 1970, Black Tot Day.

I had left the Navy three years earlier, so miss this momentous shift in Royal Navy policy. The 31st of July 1970 was the last issue of the daily ration of rum, better known on the mess deck as the … Continue reading

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What a Deal!!!!!!!!WOW!!!!!

Attached you will find the email invitation I just received from the Royal Canadian Legion. I’m overwhelmed by their generous gesture and kindness, and its all for me.  I cant imagine it was really intended for me. Not after the … Continue reading

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Walking in the Shadow of Veterans.

When I think about the present day legion, I recall legion members from years ago. Here on Prince Edward Island we had a Premier in the early 1980s who was a decorated veteran. Angus MacLean flew with bomber command during … Continue reading

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Wearing of Blood Relatives Medals

I sent the letter below to the two Island Newspapers, I’m wondering if they will publish it??? I continue my campaign to have section 419 of the criminal code amended to allow blood relatives to wear their late loved ones … Continue reading

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HMS Ganges

This blog post is for all Ganges Boys through the ages , and would be of great interest to     the many family members, sons daughters etc. It’s huge with probably thousands of photos, I didn’t try to count. … Continue reading

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Interview with the Author.

Interview with the Author. “Lily and Me” Posted on April 6, 2019 by irishroverpei Interview With Author Frederick Ben Rodgers by NFReads.com http://www.nfreads.com/interview-with-author-frederick-ben-rodgers/ Introduction I was born in Belfast N.I on 15th January 1939 delivered at home by Dr Frederick … Continue reading

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Anzac Days in Australia.

I thought I’d share these photos from down under. Thousands flock to Anzac Day Celebrations, Australian equivalent to our Remembrance Day Ceremonies. Other than the dates and location there very much the same type of Remembrance Ceremony. There is however, … Continue reading

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Didn’t earn it can’t Wear it?????

Those are words I have often heard from other veterans and legion members, if you didn’t earn it you can’t wear it. Now, I agree if a person in uniform or perhaps legion blazer wears a medal not earned, yes … Continue reading

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The All New Legion Night Clubs—Strippers coming soon?

One has to wonder where the direction of a majority of legion branches are headed? Night clubs, hot spots, Topless dancers???? Seem they are prepared to do anything to keep their doors open. My question is this, how is this … Continue reading

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