Tag Archives: HMS Eastbourne

The Cod War 1958

There seems to be a strange mystery around the history of HMS Eastbourne and the first Cod Wars of 1958. I have searched the internet and while I did find a brief mention of Eastbourne and prisoners being set free … Continue reading

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Into November.

Well we survived another HALLO’WEEN night with a minimal of destruction. It was quiet around Abram Village, just heard a few fireworks going off, but no ghosts or gobblins came to our door trick or treating! The only problem with … Continue reading

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Remembering Old Shipmates in 2014

  Thinking of all my old shipmates at this special time of year. I will tip a glass of Irish to you. Christmas Day. How many Christmas days did we spend away from families and loved ones  whilst in the … Continue reading

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My 1952 BSA 650 Twin Golden Flash

A very dear friend sent me this tiny black and white photo of my BSA motor bike and sidecar. It is a 1952 BSA 650 Twin Golden Flash with a one seater sidecar. I purchased the bike in late 1958 … Continue reading

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Rum Issue in the Royal Navy

I have been reading some of the comments about women serving in British Submarines. Some are just plain silly, some make sense, but the one that caught my attention was this. The RN Submarine service always was and remains a … Continue reading

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The Cod Wars-HMS Eastbourne.

I was a young sailor aboard HMS Eastbourne, in 1958 when we were sent to protect the British trawler fleet fishing off Iceland. The Icelandic Government had increased the territorial waters from 3 to 12 miles. The British Government refused … Continue reading

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