Category Archives: HM Submarines

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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Mirage???

Mirage is a naturally occurring optical illusion, (example) often imagined oasis seen by delirious desert travellers craving water. My comparison is the Royal Canadian Legion, a naturally occurring illusion of being there for veterans. They claim they are an organization … Continue reading

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A Long Short Irish Story (True)

Happy Saint Patricks Day Posted on March 17, 2019 by irishroverpei A Touch of Blarney (A True Story) My story is what is called in Ireland a long short story, its a bit long for a short story, but its … Continue reading

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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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