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Olde Farts

Old farts —- You will probably think this is another blog in a long succession of Politician blog jokes! Well its not, most politicians are not old farts they are just full of s–t  Don’t worry – fart is an … Continue reading

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Remembering Admiral Lord Nelson

Trafalgar Day – 21st October. Trafalgar Day is the most important day in the calendar of HMS Victory, the oldest commissioned warship in the world. Each year on 21 October a ceremony is held on board Victory marking the anniversary … Continue reading

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Tis a Grand Day for the Irish

Tis a grand day in the Republic of Ireland. The nation voted overwhelmingly in favour of same sex marriage. What an amazing break through in Ireland, what an amazing break away from the domination of the Catholic church in Ireland. … Continue reading

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Royal Canadian Legion—Change is Needed

Today I completed my resolution which I intend to present at the monthly meeting of my local legion branch on Monday evening 12th January 2015. I think I’m well prepared and I hope I have drawn up the resolution correctly. … Continue reading

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The Irish Army Today.

I read an article in today’s newspaper about the Irish Army and the serious shortage of uniforms. At a recent state funeral in Dublin soldiers had to scramble to borrow, mix and match pieces of uniform in order to appear … Continue reading

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In God We Trust –US Dollars

In Canada today it seems we too often offend newly arrived immigrants from Muslim lands. They don’t like our dogs, their women are not allowed to show their faces, if a Muslim sneezes and we say God Bless, they are … Continue reading

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A Proud Moment

Back in 1989 I sailed with the Royal Navy for the last time. I was very fortunate to be assigned the duty as escort officer to fifty Sea-Army and Air Cadets aboard HMS Ark Royal. The Ark Royal was one … Continue reading

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A Wee Bit of Ireland

Ireland has long been credited with saving civilization at the time of the fall of the Roman Empire. All the knowledge amassed across Europe was gathered in Ireland and saved from destruction as the Huns pillaged across the lands . … Continue reading

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Working Hard???

I don’t often agree with our Conservative Government, but I do agree with much of what the Finance Minister said regarding Employment Insurance and foreign workers. The need to bring in foreign workers while we have Canadians not working and … Continue reading

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The Greatest Naval Hymn

ETERNAL FATHER – The Naval Hymn http://www.youtube.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KCiMdR1ox0 Hope you can view the the attached video okay. A wonderful and moving hymn. My pride in having been a member of the Royal Navy and a Ganges boy grows with age. … Continue reading

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