Category Archives: HMS Cockade

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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Homophobia and Sexual Discrimination!

I believe the majority of Christian Nations would claim they are open and welcoming society to all peoples. I believe most faiths/churches would claim similar values. Yet, here we are with a nation of those claiming to be Christians in … Continue reading

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Yard Art!!

I have just added my second attempt at what I call yard art? not sure if anyone would agree, but I like it. The Irish Guard on the right was my first older attempt, not sure if I’m improving??.  I … Continue reading

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Tattoos Gone Wild!!!!

Tattoo’s A Wiser Decision of my Youth Posted on 1st June 2019 by irishroverpei In 1956 I joined HMS Cockade stationed in the Far East, I was just seventeen years old and a very new sailor. It was a natural … Continue reading

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HMS Ganges – Shotley Routine!

HMS Ganges Boys Training Camp Posted on 23rd May 2019 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 … Continue reading

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The Red Devil!

It was about this time way back in 1958, we had just returned from the Far East after roughly two years. We brought HMS Cockade home for her final fateful voyage after serving in the 8th destroyer squadron for several … Continue reading

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Is There a way to Save the Legion?????

Is There a Way to Save the Legion????? Re-Posted on May 20th 2019 by irishroverpei I agree with the general view, the younger veterans really do not appear to show interest in the Legion in its present form. I also … Continue reading

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The Contemptible Legion Behaviour

I have added below a response to my blog dated 6th May 2019. There were several other responses also, but I will just use this one for now, the writer is not a veteran and he is not associated with … Continue reading

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