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The Battle of Britain.
The Battle of Britain took place from July to October 1940. The Royal Air Force fought off the German attempts to gain mastery of the air. The Germans needed to control the skies if their invasion plans were to succeed. … Continue reading
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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
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
My Arrival in Canada 1964
The things that I take for granted today, were indeed both exciting and strange when I first set foot on Canadian soil back in January 1964. I was a 24 year old submariner aboard HM/SM Alcide, we were joining the … 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