Category Archives: The Royal Navy & Me

A Medaling Affair

A Medaling Affair? Posted on March 30th 2019 by irishroverpei Rate This I wonder if one of the intellects at Dominion or Provincial Commands might wish to answer this very perplexing question about Legion medal policies. I’ll start with the … Continue reading

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Trafalgar Days (October 21st 2018)

Trafalgar Days 21st October.2018 Posted on October 21, 2018 by irishroverpei Trafalgar Day Trafalgar Day is the most important day in the calendar of HMS Victory, the oldest commissioned warship in the world. Each year on 21 October a ceremony … Continue reading

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The Royal Navy and Me

This is a story told through the eyes of a young sailor who joined the Royal Navy in 1955 as a Boy Seaman 2nd class, the absolute lowest rank in the Navy. Follow his induction at HMS Ganges, the toughest … Continue reading

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Soldiers Pride Poppy Brooch

First time I have come across this “Soldiers Pride” and it looks like an American company that sells military banners, posters flags etc. If this is correct I have to wonder how they have come by the commercial rights to … Continue reading

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Questions swirl around Legion Leadership?

Questions of leadership arises again and again! From my own experience I saw the collapse of the Rustico branch 13 when the manager, an assoicate member stole in the region of $100.000 in approximately one year. A loss of that … Continue reading

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A Wee Bit Early?What the Heck!!!!

Christmas Present — Stocking Stuffer!! Posted on August 24th 2018 by irishroverpei Still looking for that elusive Christmas gift for that special person? Please allow me to suggest a copy of my third book “Chapter XXI Armageddon”. This is my … Continue reading

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My Opinion is of No Value????

Just yesterday I ran into a very obnoxious encounter on FB with one Kelly Robinson. Clearly this young lady believes I have no right to an opinion that opposes her opinion. She showed no respect for my views and answer … Continue reading

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A Last Promotion before Surgery!!!!!

I have to get up at 4 am on Monday morning,  in order to be at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by 6 am. Cataract surgery on my right eye. Have been waiting almost three years, it will be nice to … Continue reading

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A Pressing Naval Matter

Posted on 3rd July 2018 by irishroverpei At age 15 joining the Royal Navy as a Boy Seaman at HMS Ganges was to say the least, a very steep learning curve. Apart from learning all the necessary marching skills, wearing … Continue reading

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Trafalgar Days 21st October.2017

Trafalgar Day 21/10/2017 Trafalgar Day is the most important day in the calendar of HMS Victory, the oldest commissioned warship in the world. Each year on 21 October a ceremony is held on board Victory marking the anniversary of the … Continue reading

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