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Origin of the word Boycott.

The word boycott entered the English language during the Irish “Land War” and is derived from the name of Captain Charles Boycott, the land agent of an absentee landlord, Lord Erne, who lived in Lough Mask House, in County Mayo, … Continue reading

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The SAS and a Submariner

The SAS for those who do not know, is a very elite British military service. Comparable to the US Navy Seals, and other elite special forces and commando units. Back in 1960 we took an SAS team  aboard the submarine … Continue reading

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The Night Before Christmas – K Mart 1972 (My Final Christmas Story)

Well folks its finally Christmas Eve, I hope, if you didn’t enjoy the darker side of my Christmas stories, you were at least moved by their situations and sadness. Today, my life is good, I have a wonderful wife, a … Continue reading

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Halifax International Tattoo

I did not get to take in the Canada Day Celebrations as we were travelling back from Halifax. Nevertheless, I did celebrate on Tuesday evening at the Halifax International Tattoo. what an amazing show that could not fail but to … Continue reading

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Struggle to Change the Law!!!!

I believe I have reached the last hurdle in my campaign to have the law changed on Deceased Veterans families wearing their medals as a mark of respect and remembrance on Remembrance day and other such suitable occasions. This doesn’t … Continue reading

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Sixty Years Ago this Month (HMS Ganges)

Sixty years ago on the 15th March 1955, I entered the gates of HMS Ganges, a boys Royal Naval Training establishment located in the village of Shotely England. A harsher place I have never known and yet they provided the … Continue reading

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Memories of The Fijian Police

Back in 2006 Linda and I visited the UK for a ten days. On the last day of our visit we stayed at a hotel near the airport awaiting our flight home the following morning. Whilst wandering around the hotel … Continue reading

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The Local Pub.

I can’t believe its another storm day , the schools are closed again! Another day of the snow blower and shovel, its enough to drive one to drink. Speaking of drink made me think back to my days stationed in … Continue reading

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Tiny Police Vehicle

With cars growing ever smaller the British Police forces have decided to downsize their patrol cars. This has created a huge savings in running and fuel costs. Policemen are also found to be generally fitter. The only complaint to date … Continue reading

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Tiny Police Vehicle

With cars growing ever smaller the British Police forces have decided to downsize their patrol cars. This has created a huge savings in running and fuel costs. Policemen are also found to be generally fitter. The only complaint to date … Continue reading

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