Tag Archives: New Zealand

Christmas Morning Auckland NZ 1956

Excerpt From “The Royal Navy & Me” Outside the front door we removed our shoes and tiptoed up the stairs whispering and giggling. The girl’s room was at the back of the house and furnished with two single beds. Still … Continue reading

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Christmas 1956, Auckland New Zealand

We tied up outboard of HMS Consort in the city of Auckland on the evening of 23rd December 1956. Danny and I were off duty on Christmas Eve and Christmas day and headed ashore just before noon. Auckland was quiet … Continue reading

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Battle of the River Plate

Over the week end I watched an old movie that was filmed around 1956. The title was Battle of the River Plate, it was the first major sea battle of the second world war. The hunt for the German Pocket … Continue reading

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A Very Nice Review

This is a thoroughly enjoyable read delivered with great humour and a nice level of detail which really lets the reader understand the experience. I found it very thought provoking, one minute thinking ‘Yes this is exactly what young people … Continue reading

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No Pregnancy test kits in 1963

If there had been test kits for pregnancy in 1963 I would not have fallen for one of the oldest tricks in the book. So all you young courting couple out there take heed. She told me she was pregnant. … Continue reading

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Where Did This Young Sailor Go???

Its a fact that as we grow older, slower, stiffer,and lose most of our hair, our mind remains young. As the body ages it regularly fails to live up to the expectations of the mind. We make silly statements like, … Continue reading

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The Royal Navy & Me

I thought it was time for another promo???just a short excerpt from chapter four. Hope you enjoy. CHAPTER FOUR (Excerpt) Outside the front door we removed our shoes and tiptoed up the stairs whispering and giggling. The girl’s room was … Continue reading

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Ths Pamir

Over the weekend I acquired a very nice model of the four masted sailing ship Pamir. It now sits in a prominent position on the mantle over our fireplace. The Pamir was never destined to be covered in glory or … Continue reading

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1956 Admiralty Driving Permit

I was issued this Admiralty Driving Permit in Singapore Dockyard after taking a driving test with the Civilian Transport Manager. I was then appointed a driver for the duration of the Melbourne Olympic Games. The vehicle was originally a US … Continue reading

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