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January 18th 1967 arrived at Pier 21 Halifax NS.
Pier 21 is today a museum to commemorate the thousands of immigrants that landed here to begin a new life in Canada. I was one of the last immigrants to arrive at Pier 21 on the 18th January 1967. It … Continue reading
Posted in family, Prince Edward Island, Uncategorized, veterans Tagged Alcide, ary, British Auto garage., dartmouth, Janu, Pier 21, RCN, snowy day, Submarines, trunk, winter 2 Comments
Is Big Better????
I’m quite amazed at the size of the Royal Navy’s new Aircraft Carrier,(HMS Queen Elizabeth) to date the biggest ship ever built for the Royal Navy. I’m not an expert on carriers, indeed I only ever sailed in one way … Continue reading
Posted in HM Submarines, Uncategorized, veterans Tagged aircraft carrier, Ark Royal, Billions of Pounds, Canada, escorts, GBP's, no worries eh, RCN, royal navy, sink.sank, Submarines, sunk, torpedos, U Boats Leave a comment
RCN Submarines 1914-2014
The photo is that of U 889 surrendering to members of the Royal Canadian Navy in 1945. Just another page in the history of our great Navy. I hope you will view the attached video history of celebration of 100 … Continue reading
Posted in HM Submarines, military, veterans Tagged 100 years of service, BC, Blue Heron Sea Cadets, blue heron.RCSSC 323 Blue Heron 1992, Chilean Navy, Federal Gov, First CO, First CO Lt F.Ben Rodgers CD RCN, first world warirst, founded 1992, German Cruiser, holland class, LT F.Ben Rodgers CD RCN., RCN, Seattle, Submarines, surrender, U889, usa Leave a comment
Roll Out The Barrels!!
“Roll out the barrel we’ll have a barrel of fun”, was an old wartime favourite pub singalong, those of you in my age category will fondly remember it. In the photos I have posted today you will see the USS … Continue reading
Posted in HM Submarines, HMS Cockade, hms ganges, military, The Royal Navy & Me, veterans Tagged 16 inch guns, Arizona, battleships, Japan, MacArthur, Missouri, Navy, Phoenix, quarter deck, RAN, RCN, RN, RNZN., surrender, tokyo, USN, Vanguard, Wesley Bolin Plaza Leave a comment
A New Month
On the 1st of September 1942 HMCS Morden launched a depth charge attack on a submerged UBoat. Two days later the UBoat was listed as missing and several years later the Morden is given credit for the sinking. HMCS Morden … Continue reading
Posted in HM Submarines, military, veterans Tagged convoys, Corvettes, escort vessel, Halifax., Navy, RCN, Sackville, UBoats, war Leave a comment
Canadian Submarines in the News Again
The sad saga of our four Canadian submarines are in the spotlight again. However, this time the concern/criticism comes from an unexpected quarter. A member of the British Parliament has questioned the motives of the Ministry of Defense behind the … Continue reading
Posted in HM Submarines, politics, veterans Tagged Australian, British MP, buyer beware, low mileage, ministry of defense, nuclear, RCN 2 Comments
Learn About Your History Before you open your mouth.
The radio was on yesterday morning, I wasn’t paying much attention to what was being said until I heard the word submarine. I picked up my ears and listened. There were two people discussing whether Canada should scrap our submarines. … Continue reading
Royal Canadian Navy -RCN
By admitting that our Conservative Government have finally done something right, I’m risking a rebuke from my good friend Robby. I just know he is going to say I’ve been telling you so for years. Nevertheless, I applaud Peter McKay … Continue reading
Posted in military, politics, veterans Tagged Bravo Zulu Peter, Elliots Eye, Great day ofr the Navy, midshipman, Peter McKay, RCAF, RCN, Sea Element Ugh!! 5 Comments
My Shipmate Michael
My shipmate Michael, taken on the fin (conning tower) of what looks like an “O” boat. The “O” boats were a class of diesel electric submarine launched in the late fifties-earlier sixties and were considered to be one of the … Continue reading
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