Category Archives: HM Submarines

I Joined to Honour my Mom and Dad

This idea may have some merit, but not the way the legion want to do it. I have for several years advocated for blood relatives the right to wear their late loved ones medals on their right breast to such … Continue reading

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Legion Response (Sarcastic)

.Im so amused!!!! the legion responded to my blog regarding the lovely Poppy memorial at Stoney Plains. They have just sent me a listing of all the trashy items they emboss with the sacred Poppy and sell.. I should be … Continue reading

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Respecting the Sacred Poppy

I commend the Stoney plains legion branch 265 for their total respect for the sacred Poppy. It’s just a pity the members at Dominion Command do not have the same level of respect. Their commercializations of the Poppy is outrageous. … Continue reading

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HM/SM Alcide.

Just learned today of the passing of another shipmate from the submarine Alcide. The Alcide long ago went to the salvage yard, now many of her crew are gone too. It’s very sad, but even more difficult to come to … Continue reading

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A good read, that includes in its many items a Nuclear Submarine

CHAPTER XXI ARMAGEDDON by Frederick Rodgers My latest book, a work of fiction, and a story based in sci fi, but with many touches of the real world woven into the pages. When I completed writing this book I did … Continue reading

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HMS Ganges Hospital—- Patient Care?????

The Ganges Naval Hospital HMS Ganges was a Boys Naval Training Base. The recruits were on average 15 year olds. We never for moment imagined what we had let ourselves in for by joining the navy! Nevertheless, while the training … Continue reading

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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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