Category Archives: The Royal Navy & Me

Sinking to Crush Depth

A Submariners Story. Posted on September 14, 2016 by irishroverpei This story records what was probably the most frightening two minutes of my life. A Submariner’s Story (Sinking to Crush depth) It was a 0400 hrs on a Thursday morning … Continue reading

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A Sailor’s Christmas.

The Sailor’s Christmas… A letter left by Santa on Her Majesty’s Ships… T’was the night before Christmas, the ship was out steaming, Sailors stood watch while others were dreaming. They lived in a crowd with racks tight and small, In … Continue reading

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Promotion Time 2

My second book covered the eleven years I served in the Royal Navy. Starting on 15th March 1955 when I entered through the gates of HMS Ganges, the Royal Navy’s Boy Seamen training establishment located in the village of Shotley, … Continue reading

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Royal Canadian Legion’s Lack of Vision

I have come to the conclusion that Dominion Command and probably several Provincial Commands have only one interest in life and that is in protecting their own little empires. It is evident to many that these command elites have the … Continue reading

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My Theme of Remembrance.

Pip, Squeak and Wilfred — Medals from WW1 Lord of hosts, be with us yet. LEST WE FORGET, LEST WE FORGET.  Here is a very good reason why blood relatives should be encouraged to wear late loved ones medals 0n Remembrance … Continue reading

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The Poppy.

This is a brief explanation of the poppy! Here is the origin for you and anyone else who is not aware of the history of wearing the Poppy each year in the lead up to Remembrance day 11th November. In … Continue reading

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The Case Against the Legion Command is Building

  The Canadian Forces is distancing itself from a Royal Canadian Legion initiative to charge those suffering from post-traumatic stress and other related illnesses a $10 fee to join a support group. The legion’s new group has the same acronym … Continue reading

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Different Legion Standards

Only in Canada, as they say!!!!     RSL (Legion Equivalent Australia) National President. Rear Admiral Ken Doolan (ret) Royal British Legion National president. Air Vice Marshall Walker (ret) Royal Canadian Legion National President. Tom Eagles Plaster Rock NB Employee … Continue reading

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Legion Transparency Not!!!

I recently sent an email to the PEI Provincial Command asking for a list of the members currently listed as Provincial command members.. I was aware they are probably available at my branch, but found it easier to inquire via … Continue reading

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Royal Canadian Legion Hypocrisy

The simple definition of the word “Hypocrisy” : the behavoir of people who do things that they tell other people not to do. : behavoir that does not agree with what someone claims to believe or feel. This is not … Continue reading

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