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Category Archives: The Royal Navy & Me
A Little Weekend Humour.
The Reason I joined the Royal Navy! You see, all people in the Army are soldiers, all privates are soldiers, but not all soldiers are privates. Some are officers who are commissioned, but some are officers who are not commissioned. … Continue reading
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March 14th 1955 Heading to HMS Ganges.
Sixty Five years ago today. 14th March 1955. These are my memories of the two days that forever changed my life for the better. Joining the Royal Navy. Stepping off the bus, I turned onto High Street at a brisk … Continue reading
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Legion Town Hall!
The president of Dominion Command will hold a town hall question and answer session in April 2020. I have already posed the question of doing away with right breast legion medals. It will be interesting to see how that is … Continue reading
The Royal Navy and Me
The Royal Navy and Me Posted on January 31st 2020 by irishroverpei 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 … Continue reading
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HMS Dolphin, submarine base.
”The land mark that has graced Gosport since the early 1950s is to be decommissioned. I hate to use the word obsolete! Because that word also applies to me. I first ascended the 100ft tower of water in the summer … Continue reading
Christmas in Auckland 1956.
Auckland Christmas 1956 Posted on 12th December 2019 by irishroverpei Christmas 1956, Auckland New Zealand We tied up outboard of HMS Consort in the city of Auckland on the evening of 23rd December 1956. Danny and I were off duty … Continue reading
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A Day to Remember.
Today is a very special and important time to remember those who have gone before us. For me it is a day with a sad memory. My shipmate and best friend is no longer with us, Growing old, ones memories … Continue reading
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A good read, that includes in its many items a Nuclear Submarine
CHAPTER XXI ARMAGEDDON by Frederick Rodgers My latest book, a work of fiction, and a story based in sci fi, but with many touches of the real world woven into the pages. When I completed writing this book I did … Continue reading
Wearing of Blood Relatives Medals
I sent the letter below to the two Island Newspapers, I’m wondering if they will publish it??? I continue my campaign to have section 419 of the criminal code amended to allow blood relatives to wear their late loved ones … Continue reading