Tag Archives: Germans

Sailors Then and Now – 1955 2012

Many changes have taken place over the years in the Royal Navy. Once we enjoyed a tot of rum issued at noon every day, that’s now long gone. Not such a bad thing when we think of sailors running nuclear … Continue reading

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Got a New Year Hangover????

If you are back at work today suffering the after effects of a busy party season, how about a bit of Naval medicine remedy and cure. The hair of the dog that bit you so to speak. The proven results … Continue reading

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Bootneck – Royal Marine. Matelot – Sailor

There was always a friendly rivalry between the members of the Royal Navy and the Royal Marines. So here is a light hearted and tender story of the love between Matelots and Bootnecks Matelot Saves Bootneck A touching story, especially … Continue reading

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Memories of an Old Sailor

I am ashore for good now and grow wistful about my Royal Navy days, when I was young and a new adventure was ever over the horizon. Stamped on my brain is my Official Number and an anchor where my … Continue reading

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Remembering Dieppe

August 19th 1942 6000 Canadian troops supported by the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force landed on the beaches at Dieppe. In the preparations leading up to the raid one officer termed it a piece of cake. It was anything … Continue reading

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HM/SM ONYX

The submarine Onyx returning from the Falklands war. Royal Navy submarines hadn’t flown the Jolly Roger since WWII. The dagger on the flag indicates the Onyx was involved with clandestine ops, most probably in support of special forces personnel, SAS … Continue reading

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Remember the Barrage Balloon??

I clearly remember these fat little balloons drifting over the cities during the war, I also remember doodlebugs and my finger?. n 1938 the British Balloon Command was established to protect cities and key targets such as industrial areas, ports … Continue reading

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Coventry Blitz Remembered

On the night of November 14th 1940 the City of Coventry was devastated by a German air raid. Coventry Cathedral was destroyed in the raid, the photo shows Churchill later walking through the ruins. It was believed the government were … Continue reading

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Belfast Blitz Remembered 70 yrs Later

On Easter Tuesday 15th April 1941 The City of Belfast was bombed from 10.20pm until 5.00am the following morning. A total of 200 German planes were engaged in the raid. A light raid had been experienced on the 7th April … Continue reading

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Election Fever and other Beefs

Hello Folks, well here we are into another general election, God help us! Steven Harper has started off well, he bullied the CBC into excluding Elizabeth Mays (Green Party) from an up coming leadership debate. The ground swell of protest … Continue reading

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