Category Archives: The Royal Navy & Me

A Good Read of an Unusual Fictional Story

Chapter XXI Armageddon. My latest work and first one of fiction. Back cover Bio Adam opens the Holy Bible to the book of Revelations chapter 21. The year is 4013. You might ask how he came to end up two … Continue reading

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Salty Sailor Tales from the Mess Deck!

The most popular time to hear the most outlandish tales aboard ship happened at Tot time (rum issue). Some were almost believable others less so. There was the story told by an officers steward. On my last ship there was … Continue reading

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Medals Galore. Get your order in while supplies last!!!!!

I’m not sure where to begin with this story! its really quite unbelievable. I have to think the Royal Canadian Legion is at the root cause. Associate legion members (civvies) have for several years adorned themselves with fake legion medals. … Continue reading

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1956 Olympic Games

It’s a dreary rainy 28th day of November 2019, but I’m back in a sunny November of 1956. I was a young 17 year old sailor serving in the Royal Navy. HMS Cockade a World War Two destroyer stationed at … 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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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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Racism,Then and Now.

In my more than 80 years of life I have witnessed, experience and learned many things. Yet racism seems to been ever present throughout this long life. As a young boy I experienced little in what we refer to today, … Continue reading

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Semaphore!

I read an interesting article on FB about the first radio transmission between Royal Naval ships in 1896. Many old Admirals and ships captains did not trust and preferred to use flag signals and lamps. We seem to now have … Continue reading

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Chapter 21 Armageddon

This is an exciting story, perhaps believable perhaps not! Chapter XXI Armageddon. My latest work and first one of fiction. Back cover Bio Adam opens the Holy Bible to the book of Revelations chapter 21. The year is 4013. You … Continue reading

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