Tag Archives: Cold war

As 2016 Ends, The Legion–No Discussion, No Interest, No Attempt to Listen.

My Final Blog of 2016, Wishing my readers a Happy and Prosperous New Year. Leaving the Legion was not a rushed decision on my part, it came about from many years of frustration and of being ignored. Regarding the issue … Continue reading

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The Royal Canadian Legion- Do or Die

In the last week the PEI Provincial Command of the Royal Canadian Legion announced the selling of the Charlottetown Branch Number One. This is the largest legion branch in the Province. Not so long ago the Summerside branch (second largest) … Continue reading

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Wearing Deceased Veterans Medals

Please don’t be alarmed the two handsome young men featured with this blog are very much alive and well. However, I’m very concerned about an obscure and very silly law listed with the Canadian Justice System. I only recently I … Continue reading

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Attack on New York

During the Cold War we often worked with NATO on war exercises. Sometime in 1965 we were doing a simulated nuclear missile attack on New York City. Of course this was all pretend training, the submarine Alcide wasn’t nuclear and … Continue reading

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Submarine Ojibwa Leaves Halifax for Last Time.

Submariners salute Ojibwa as she leaves Halifax. Ordinarily the send-off of a ship on her final journey is a somber occasion. This was not the case today in Halifax as retired submariners gathered to send the Cold War submarine HMCS … Continue reading

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This Day in History

Interesting two days on 26th June 1948 & 1963. The first was the Russian blockade of West Germany, which was successfully thwarted by the Allies 26th June 1948 : In response to the Soviet blockade of land routes into West … Continue reading

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Government Reply??

My MP finally replied to my email regarding a Cold War Medal. he states he’s in agreement in principle but would need to check out details?? and discuss it with the military. Typical and expected reply!! What details? did the … Continue reading

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More on Medals!!

It was a nice surprise to receive a response from Jerald Terwilliger, National Chairman, American Cold War Veterans Inc. One of the issues I and many other ex servicemen have is the fact that many have served anywhere from three … Continue reading

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