Category Archives: The Royal Navy & Me

Interview with the Author. “Lily and Me”

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 Smith, for whom I was named. We lived in one of the thousands of … Continue reading

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Christmas Gift Suggestions.

Read a Good Book Lately???? Posted on 5th December 2018 by irishroverpei Rate This Have you read a good book lately, and the answer is no, why not try one of my books or maybe all three? I have received … Continue reading

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Idea for Christmas Stocking Stuffer

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 first work of fiction and is full of twists and turns. It … Continue reading

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An Oldie but a Goodie

I first posted this two years ago, but thought it was time for a rerun! A New Legion Tactic — Intimidation. Posted on August 25, 2016 by irishroverpei Rate This Please read the letter below sent from a fellow veteran … Continue reading

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Stolen Valour – Treatment of Veterans

It seems we see more and more of these phonies popping up these days. Stolen Valour appear to be doing a good job spotting them, but what about the legion branches?. Are they just so intent on recruiting new members … Continue reading

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The Royal Navy and Me

The Royal Navy & Me Now available as an E-Book, go to http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/irishrover 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 … Continue reading

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The Royal Navy and Me.

The Royal Navy & Me by Frederick Rogers “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. … Continue reading

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Ministry of Defense—–DVA

In early March 2017 I visited a specialist about an old injury to both my hands which was incurred during my time aboard HM/SM Alcide. Lately I have experienced severe cramps in both hands. The doctor prescribe Physiotherapy in the … Continue reading

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MV Abegweit (The PEI Island ferry)

As we are about to celebrate 20 years of the Strait Crossing Bridge,  it seemed like the appropriate time to repeat a story I related on my blog back in 2013. The worse ferry crossing of my life, at one point I thought … Continue reading

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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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