Tag Archives: Games

Working your Ticket

Working your ticket???anyone know what that means in Jack Speak? Well it means trying to get out of the Royal Navy before your time has expired. Let me explain, when I joined the Navy in 1954 I had to sign … Continue reading

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Hazzard to Navigation

Over the weekend I received a video about a large US warship ordering a lighthouse to change course to avoid collision. While the video was funny, I didn’t laugh too hard. Having done something similar myself, and indeed, as have … Continue reading

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The First Day of Spring

Ah!! that wonderful first day of Spring when love is in the air and young men turn to thoughts of romance. When the fields and valleys are alive with the renewal of life. When the trees burst forth in blossoms … Continue reading

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My Royal Irish Blood

The photo in this post is of one of my many loyal Irish flag waving subjects. My niece (Ann the Genealogyhunter) has traced our Irish roots back to the Kings of Ireland, in fact, back to Naill of the Nine … Continue reading

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Melbourne Olympics1956

As promised in yesterdays post here is my Olympic Story (found in my book The Royal Navy & Me) This is a true event that took place in 1956 at the Melbourne Olympic games, Doubt it couldn’t happen today!!!! Around … Continue reading

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The UK Olympics???

The streets of London are decorated and ready for the Olympic Games, but is the Nation ready. The question of security is scary to say the least. An amount of 300 million pounds was said to have been paid to … Continue reading

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