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Canadian Submarines Future
As a retired submariner I despair every time I hear negative attitudes from Government and their using the deficits as their excuse. There failure to keep updating the RCN is a crime. The four British Upholder classes that we bought … Continue reading
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December 7th 1941
A day that will live in infamy, These were the words broadcast by FDR to the United States on that fateful day 73 years ago. The Japanese Empire attacked Pearl Harbour in the Hawaiian Islands at 7.45am on the 7th … Continue reading
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A Day To Remember. Nov 21st 1918
Armistice Day is remembered as the day World War One ended, but for naval historians Britain’s greatest victory came 10 days later. Operation ZZ was the code name for the surrender of Germany’s mighty navy. For those who witnessed “Der … Continue reading
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Roll Out The Barrels!!
“Roll out the barrel we’ll have a barrel of fun”, was an old wartime favourite pub singalong, those of you in my age category will fondly remember it. In the photos I have posted today you will see the USS … Continue reading
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Learn About Your History Before you open your mouth.
The radio was on yesterday morning, I wasn’t paying much attention to what was being said until I heard the word submarine. I picked up my ears and listened. There were two people discussing whether Canada should scrap our submarines. … Continue reading