Category Archives: military

Remembrance Day Memories. (The Blitz of Belfast N.Ireland)

This is my last Remembrance Day memory for 2019. I hope those who read my stories enjoyed and now know a little more about the war years. The Belfast Blitz is an unusual story, the city was never prepared for … 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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Brown Paper Package tied up with String

Just a few days after Christmas 1944, the postman delivered a parcel. It was wrapped in brown paper and secured with string; it had at least a dozen foreign stamps above the address. A thrill of excitement ran through me … Continue reading

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My Father in the First World War.

My father told me this story in late 1958 as we sat by a dying fire. He was smoking a last cigarette before beginning his nightly routine of winding the clock, putting the empty milk bottles out, and locking the … 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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Please Read Before You Vote!!!!

I would like to qualify this blog by stating I was unable to fact check all the dollar amounts as being accurate. However, clearly some speak for themselves as being true, and I have little doubt the rest are real … Continue reading

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