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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 onesĀ  whilst in the … Continue reading

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Yard Sales of Old!!!

I wonder when and where yard sale/garage sales first began. Not in the sixties? I recall first setting foot in Canada in 1964, (Dartmouth NS) whilst aboard the submarine Alcide. Crew members rushed around looking for cheap furniture to set … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace Shipmates

I keep up my membership in the UK Submarine Association and receive newsletter and other info on a regular basis. There is a lot of interesting reading about the latest submarines etc. they list all the upcoming events, events I … Continue reading

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The Iron Lady

Britain has lost one of their great Prime Ministers, Margaret Thatcher. In the posted photo she is seen peering through the eyepiece of HM/SM Conqueror’s periscope. Conqueror was the Royal Navy submarine ordered to sink the Argentinian cruiser General Belgrano … Continue reading

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The Last VI Flying Bomb Launched on 29th March 1945

Although it happened a long time ago the memory of those terror weapons are still vivid in my mind. During the 2nd World War, my sister and I came close to death when a VI destroyed the flat we were … Continue reading

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Add this to Your Bucket List!!!!!

Lots of people talk about their bucket lists! Personally I have never had a particular bucket list, there were a few things I wanted to do and places I wanted to visit. However if they didn’t happen it would have … Continue reading

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Loss of a Submarine

On 25th January 1968 the Israeli submarine Dakar was lost with all hands. I served aboard this submarine in 1963 when it was HMS Totem and I retain fond memories of those times. Today 45 years later, I still think … Continue reading

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Battle of Trafalgar (Modern Day)

Most people are familiar with Admiral Lord Nelson and his famous victory at Cape Trafalgar, In 1805 he sailed aboard his flag ship HMS Victory under the command of Captain Hardy. As they prepared to engage the French and Spanish … Continue reading

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My Worse Christmas – 1952 – Isle of Wight

A couple of days ago I posted my worse Christmas Eve – K Mart 1972. Today I’m going to relate my worse Christmas ever, it took place in the tiny village of Brightstone on the Isle of Wight. I was … Continue reading

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Is Your Jar Full

For many Christmas is not the warm and happy time its portrayed to be in the media, the decorated stores and by the bright Christmas lights. For many it is a time of struggle and disappointment. What I have posted … Continue reading

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