Category Archives: The Royal Navy & Me

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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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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