Category Archives: The Royal Navy & Me

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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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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HMS Ganges

This blog post is for all Ganges Boys through the ages , and would be of great interest to     the many family members, sons daughters etc. It’s huge with probably thousands of photos, I didn’t try to count. … Continue reading

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Interview with the Author.

Interview with the Author. “Lily and Me” Posted on April 6, 2019 by irishroverpei Interview With Author Frederick Ben Rodgers by NFReads.com http://www.nfreads.com/interview-with-author-frederick-ben-rodgers/ Introduction I was born in Belfast N.I on 15th January 1939 delivered at home by Dr Frederick … Continue reading

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