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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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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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Whom we may or should salute??

This subject was raised today, and we have one or two conflicting answers. My personal view is I make a decision depending on the situation. I’m not a legion member and do not wear their claimed uniform. I do wear … Continue reading

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Memories of HMS Ganges.

This is one of those days when I’m feeling my 80 years, no energy, aching joints and unsteady feet. In my chair I reminisce about those long ago times at Ganges. It was March 1956, my division were in the … Continue reading

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I Joined to Honour my Mom and Dad

This idea may have some merit, but not the way the legion want to do it. I have for several years advocated for blood relatives the right to wear their late loved ones medals on their right breast to such … Continue reading

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Legion Response (Sarcastic)

.Im so amused!!!! the legion responded to my blog regarding the lovely Poppy memorial at Stoney Plains. They have just sent me a listing of all the trashy items they emboss with the sacred Poppy and sell.. I should be … Continue reading

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Respecting the Sacred Poppy

I commend the Stoney plains legion branch 265 for their total respect for the sacred Poppy. It’s just a pity the members at Dominion Command do not have the same level of respect. Their commercializations of the Poppy is outrageous. … Continue reading

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HMS Ganges Hospital—- Patient Care?????

The Ganges Naval Hospital HMS Ganges was a Boys Naval Training Base. The recruits were on average 15 year olds. We never for moment imagined what we had let ourselves in for by joining the navy! Nevertheless, while the training … Continue reading

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July 31st 1970, Black Tot Day.

I had left the Navy three years earlier, so miss this momentous shift in Royal Navy policy. The 31st of July 1970 was the last issue of the daily ration of rum, better known on the mess deck as the … Continue reading

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What a Deal!!!!!!!!WOW!!!!!

Attached you will find the email invitation I just received from the Royal Canadian Legion. I’m overwhelmed by their generous gesture and kindness, and its all for me.  I cant imagine it was really intended for me. Not after the … Continue reading

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