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Bye Bye Miss American Pie

I never ever gave any thought to this hit song, frankly I was never much impressed by it—–Until now. How sad, how poignant, how moving. The attached video is well worth the time and I just hope it plays for … Continue reading

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This Story Might Ring A Bell

After Quasimodo’s death, the Bishop of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, France sent word through the streets of Paris that a new bell ringer was urgently needed.The Bishop decided that he would conduct the interviews personally and went up … Continue reading

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Happy Saint Patrick Day

The Blarney Stone – Myth or Legend? The Blarney stone has woven around itself a unique tradition of myth, legend and Romance. It is said that the secret of the holy stone was given to Cormac MacCarthy, King of Munster … Continue reading

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Six Million Dollar Man or Bionic Budge????

In the years before Budge started school she became extremely fascinated by the TV show “The Six Million Dollar Man”. This was back in the days when we had at most, two TV channels. I suppose to be fair the … Continue reading

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HMS Ganges Mast 143 feet Ht

l/iAQFdQQAYAQGR9YNFDpBgEEiyY8kaqaQpMG99hQ3kEikslw/www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSuZXlUxwbk hope this video works for everyone, its something I did in 1955 and seems hard to believe all these years later. It sure stirred my blood this morning watching the boys climbing that grand old mast. It was the … Continue reading

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The Battleship HMS Vanguard

So What does the Spinnaker Tower and the Royal Navy’s last Battleship have in common? Nothing really accept it spiked in me an old memory. The tower was not there during my Naval career, it was built in 2005 and … Continue reading

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An Growing World Power???

Kochi: India launched its first indigenously-built aircraft carrier on Monday, a landmark moment in the $5 billion or 500 crores project that seeks to project the country’s power and check the rising influence of China. The INS Vikrant comes into … Continue reading

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In Memory of John Gould my Shipmate. RIP

John and I served together aboard the submarine Taciturn 1960-62, we were both Able Seamen and RP3’s (radar operators). He recently crossed the bar in Australia Rest in Peace dear friend and shipmate. ‘The Submariner’s Prayer’: O Father, hear our … Continue reading

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HM/SM Alliance (Dolphin Museum)

I was quite taken by the photo of the main passageway of the submarine Alliance and the young people sleeping in the bunks. The Alliance has just completed a total and very costly restoration at the Submarine Museum in Gosport … Continue reading

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Music the Universal Language (even in the navy)

I was thinking of my earlier blog post about Alma Cogan and it got me to thinking. Music is indeed the universal language of the world. Anyone remember the German U Boat movie “Das Boot”, in my opinion the best … Continue reading

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