Category Archives: veterans

Prayers from the Submarine Family

As days pass and still no positive sign or communication from the missing Argentina submarine the chances of survival are growing dim. The Argentina Navy are putting a brave face on their reporting but I’m not so sure. They tell … Continue reading

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Me vs Legion, part two!!!

Its difficult to understand the silence of the Legion Leadership Commands!! Yesterday I sent my daily blog (Me vs Legion) to both Dominion Command and PEI Provincial Command. However, like the many other blog posts I have forwarded to them, … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion?

From: Reg Murphy _ Date: Sun, Nov 5, 2017 at 3:08 PM Subject: Re: Quiz To: Robby McRobb > Good morning Robby from Morewood, Ontario. Reference your comment/opinion below which you are entitled to (and continue to harp on); in … Continue reading

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To Dominion-Provincial Commands?

The photo of this very smart little boy should speak volumes to the leadership of the Royal Canadian Legion. Please tell me which photo you think portrays “Pride-Honour-Remembrance and Respect for our Veterans???????   If you think its Tom Eagles, … Continue reading

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A Cold War Story

My final story of the Remembrance period is about the cold war and an event that I lived through. Its a true story that indicates the dangers faced in both war and peace. Submariner’s Story (Sinking to Crush depth) It … Continue reading

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We Will Remember Them.

IN FLANDERS FIELDS POEM The World’s Most Famous WAR MEMORIAL POEM By Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place: and in the sky The larks still bravely … Continue reading

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The End of the Anderson Shelter?

Moving to Padstow, a tiny fishing village in Cornwall. Restricted Zone. Ben arrived home for a short visit at Easter and was appalled to see the extent of destruction in our neighbourhood. Concerned for our safety, when he returned to … Continue reading

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Anderson Shelters and a Bomb that didnt Explode

1943 -44  Living in Seven Kings, a suburb  of London As the war dragged on, it seemed that every night we were roused from our beds to go to the shelter. We were so very tired – tired of war, … Continue reading

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My Childhood Memories of 2ndWW-continued

The Belfast Blitz – Continued Posted on Nov 6th, 2017 by irishroverpei I told of the Percy Street school taking a direct hit, the school was just two street behind our house on Northumberland St. My father decided we should stay … Continue reading

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My Childhood Memories of the 2nd WW

The Belfast Blitz 1941. Posted on November 6th 2017 by irishroverpei   The Belfast Blitz is an unusual story, the city was never prepared for air attacks. Although a major British industrial centre it was not listed as a priority simply because … Continue reading

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