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Category Archives: HMS Cockade
No fair balance in Legion sob story
I’m frustrated with the PEI Guardian newspaper coverage of the Legion articles pleading for government assistance. Two bias articles appeared on 5th and 8th September 2020. After reading the first article on 5th I immediately sent in a rebuttal. Both … Continue reading
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Ottawa must help Legions?NOT
This headline appeared in the opinion page, Saturday 5th Sept edition of the Guardian.. The article paints a very warm and cozy picture of today’s legions. However, that picture is not at all accurate. Most of today’s legions are merely … Continue reading
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A Naval Hospital!!!!!
HMS Ganges Hospital—- Patient Care?????Posted on 4th September 2020 The Ganges Naval Hospital HMS Ganges was a Boys Naval Training Base. The recruits were on average 15 year old’s. We never for moment imagined what we had let ourselves in … Continue reading
HMS Cockade a last Reunion
An old shipmate sent me an email relating the Last Cockade reunion that took place in England on the weekend of Sept 25th-27th 2019. How sad the emotional feelings that swept over me, such wonderful memories and such nostalgia. I … Continue reading
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Mak Anthony’s post this morning about the legion not about veterans, it’s all about membership recruiting. It fits well with my blog subject today. Maritime Noon is a popular lunch time radio show, they host a variety of experts, example … Continue reading
I cancelled my Legion membership in January 2016 over double standards for veterans at the local Wellington branch PEI . Since then I have had nothing to do with any part of the Royal Canadian Legion, period. Nevertheless that does … Continue reading
Adventures in my Austin Seven!!!
First question many will ask, that is an Austin Seven? So I will post a photo of one, it will not be exactly like my somewhat tattered version, but will give one the idea. The number Seven indicated the car … Continue reading
Over the last few weeks I have received many visits to my web page/blog about HMS Cockade. I have decide to re-post several photos from my Cockade days that some of you may remember of the ship or maybe recognize … Continue reading
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The Royal Canadian Legion Today.
I sit here sometimes and think about my youth, my time in the Royal Navy. Wonderful times filled many experiences of visiting many lands. I think back to the time on the Submarine Alcide when we surfaced thought the Arctic … Continue reading
My first day in the Royal Navy at HMS Ganges!
On this day 15th March 1955, Sixty Five years ago, my first day in the Royal Navy! On arrival in Ipswitch carriage doors flew open to discharge their eager cargo. We had arrived. Several Petty Officer Instructors from Ganges were … Continue reading
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