Tag Archives: Midget Submarines

November 11th 2015 Remembrance day.

┬áThis blog in honour and memory of my shipmate Michael Chislett RN -RCN. In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, May 1915 In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the … Continue reading

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The Submarine is Born.

Its a little ironic that I chose 2nd October 2015, as the day to write about the Canadian submarine HMCS Windsor. If I’d been more alert I would have realized this particular date had a much more important significance for … 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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Some Respect for Stokers!!!!

I joined the Royal Navy in March 1955 and I’m quite sure that even back then we had no coal burning ships in the Navy. Yet the poor old engine room guys were unable to shake the name “Stoker”. Their … Continue reading

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