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- Recommended by a Very Important Person (VIP)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. Follow his induction at HMS Ganges, the toughest boy’s training establishment in England, if not the world, and his first assignment to HMS Cockade in time to visit Australia for the opening of the 1956 Olympic games. This is a thoroughly amusing tale, tempered with dark moments of despair, as he visits islands in the South Pacific, tours Hong Kong, Korea and Japan, passes through the Suez Canal enroute to Malta and Gibraltar, helps to capture an Icelandic boarding party during the Cod Wars. He dives in a submarine to play cat and mouse with our Cold War adversaries, surfaces through the polar ice at the top of the world, feel the tension in the submarine as it sinks toward crush depth. Laugh at the antics of his fellow sailors and the strange situations they found themselves in. Learn the meaning of the acronym PASAHB, and sympathize with this naive young sailor as he falls for one of the oldest tricks in the book.Whether a sailor or a dreamer of the sea, this is one voyage not to be missed.
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What a lovely thing to have a daughter say about her father. She has made me very proud. I loved my two girls with absolute conviction and will until the end of my days. I had a most unpleasant childhood, … Continue reading
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I realize many of you think I’m merely teasing or perhaps attempting to embarrass my young daughter via my blog. However,you would be wrong, I enjoy retelling stories of both of my beautiful young daughters and their misadventures/adventures while growing … Continue reading
Today is the beginning of the Thanksgiving Long Weekend and the last weekend in our old Ebenezer home. We will begin the final move next week on the 15th 16th October and I think it will be a very emotional … Continue reading