Category Archives: HM Submarines

Community Service or Veterans

Where do I begin? This is very tricky, and perhaps from the public’s point of view not easy  to fault the legion for providing community service. Equally difficult to explain to veterans why the legion feels they can use the … Continue reading

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Christmas in Auckland 1956.

Auckland Christmas 1956 Posted on 12th December 2019 by irishroverpei Christmas 1956, Auckland New Zealand We tied up outboard of HMS Consort in the city of Auckland on the evening of 23rd December 1956. Danny and I were off duty … Continue reading

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Footprints in the Sand

Posted on December 11th 2019 by irishroverpei This is a story from a Ganges Boy that seems appropriate at this special time of year. I’d like to share it with you. Many years ago two young boys were called upon … Continue reading

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Medals Galore. Get your order in while supplies last!!!!!

I’m not sure where to begin with this story! its really quite unbelievable. I have to think the Royal Canadian Legion is at the root cause. Associate legion members (civvies) have for several years adorned themselves with fake legion medals. … Continue reading

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Christmas is almost upon us!!!!

My Very Secret Christmas Cake Recipe. Posted on December 3th 2019 by irishroverpei I just realized how quickly the month of December is going. It is time for my Christmas cake recipe, and at this busy time of year you … Continue reading

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1956 Olympic Games

It’s a dreary rainy 28th day of November 2019, but I’m back in a sunny November of 1956. I was a young 17 year old sailor serving in the Royal Navy. HMS Cockade a World War Two destroyer stationed at … Continue reading

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Easy Pay Day Loans

I posted this blog just over a year ago, but I thought with Christmas fast approaching it might be a good time to remind people. These Pay Day loan companies present a very slippery slope and should be avoided at … Continue reading

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So Disappointed Today

Today, November 11th 2019. I woke up this morning not feeling well, my Remembrance Day kit was all ready, medals polished, shoes shined and blazer brushed. Alas it was not to be, just could not muster the energy to parade. … Continue reading

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A Day to Remember.

Today is a very special and important time to remember those who have gone before us. For me it is a day with a sad memory. My shipmate and best friend is no longer with us, Growing old, ones memories … Continue reading

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One of the First V1 Flying bombs

Londoners went about their business, happily speculating that the war was won. People no longer feared danger from the skies with the same intensity has had been the case during the blitz. Hitler however, held a different view of who … Continue reading

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