Tag Archives: honour and pride

One Sunday Long Ago

On a Sunday morning back in March 1956 I was the guard commander of the class guard. Every Sunday morning at HMS Ganges we held Divisions, followed by Church parade.¬† Every boy, instructors, officers, and the Royal Marine band formed … Continue reading

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Here is a Bigot with a Beef???

It grieves me to say the statement I have added below came from not just a retired member of the Royal Navy, but like me he was also a Ganges Boy. I have always been proud of having passed through … Continue reading

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Arsenal and Horse Meat

What does Arsenal have to do with horse meat??? actually nothing!! I just wanted to brag about Arsenals great win yesterday, they beat West Ham 5-1. Horse meat is a subject entirely unto itself. Apparently traces of horse meat have … Continue reading

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HMS Cockade – My Other Family

I doubt in this day and age the kind of shipboard comradeship I experienced aboard HMS Cockade back in 1956 still exists. I flew from London to Singapore to join the Cockade in early August 1956. This grand old ship … Continue reading

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More on Ganges Pedophiles.

On the 4th December 2012, I posted an article about the pedophiles at HMS Ganges. It occurred to me I should post it on the forum at the Ganges web site. I felt it was a subject that should be … Continue reading

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Pedophiles at HMS Ganges

Pedophiles at HMS Ganges is probably not what Ganges boys want to remember. Nevertheless, the camp had its share in the days when such things were never mentioned. Like all Ganges boys I’m proud to say I passed through those … Continue reading

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Loss of HMS Bounty

The loss of any ship or members of her crew at sea is a tragedy. However the loss of HMS Bounty seems more significant because of her history. The original Bounty is long gone,the mutineers destroyed her by fire on … Continue reading

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Something Different!!

With all the irresponsible things our Provincial Government are doing it is sometimes hard to blog about anything else. However, it is also tedious and a depressing subject and I’m in need of a change. So lets go down Memory … Continue reading

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HMS Ganges

HMS Ganges was a Royal Navy Boys Training Establishment located at the village of Shotley near Ipswich. I joined on the 14th March 1955, and had no idea what I had let myself in for. Twelve months training at what … Continue reading

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