Category Archives: HMS Cockade

Where our Poppy Money Goes?????

I realize we are into the Christmas Season and probably most people do not want to hear more rants about the Legion. Nevertheless, there are many hurting veterans out there for which Christmas will not be a good time as … Continue reading

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A Little Serious this Sunday, Actually very Serious

This is a long letter but one that needs to be read by all Canadian Citizens. November 27th, 2017 Dear Mr. Trudeau, A veteran is someone who, at one point in their life wrote a blank cheque made payable to … Continue reading

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HMS Ganges Boys Training Camp

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 the other day and got to thinking of my time … Continue reading

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The Palace Guard, not before time.

I was delighted to hear that the Royal Navy have been finally selected to mount guard at Buckingham Palace and the other Royal residences. Its not before time, we are after all, the Senior Service. Thinking back to my days … Continue reading

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Me vs Legion, part two!!!

Its difficult to understand the silence of the Legion Leadership Commands!! Yesterday I sent my daily blog (Me vs Legion) to both Dominion Command and PEI Provincial Command. However, like the many other blog posts I have forwarded to them, … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion?

From: Reg Murphy _ Date: Sun, Nov 5, 2017 at 3:08 PM Subject: Re: Quiz To: Robby McRobb > Good morning Robby from Morewood, Ontario. Reference your comment/opinion below which you are entitled to (and continue to harp on); in … Continue reading

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To Dominion-Provincial Commands?

The photo of this very smart little boy should speak volumes to the leadership of the Royal Canadian Legion. Please tell me which photo you think portrays “Pride-Honour-Remembrance and Respect for our Veterans???????   If you think its Tom Eagles, … Continue reading

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We Will Remember Them.

IN FLANDERS FIELDS POEM The World’s Most Famous WAR MEMORIAL POEM By Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place: and in the sky The larks still bravely … Continue reading

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The End of the Anderson Shelter?

Moving to Padstow, a tiny fishing village in Cornwall. Restricted Zone. Ben arrived home for a short visit at Easter and was appalled to see the extent of destruction in our neighbourhood. Concerned for our safety, when he returned to … Continue reading

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Me vs Legion

There has been several comments both pro and con about my Legion posts. I think its about time I addressed the root cause. Firstly, one should understand I’m not anti Legion, however I have serious issues with some of the … Continue reading

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