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Christmas 1957. A Quiet Affair in Singapore
Just before Christmas I was assigned to act as a guard on the railway travelling between Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Penang. The old coal burning steam engines needed to stop often to take on water. These stops were tense moments, … Continue reading
Posted in HMS Cockade, The Royal Navy & Me, veterans Tagged 1st Lieutenant, Cheese dish, Christmas, Cockade, Floated, Jimmy, Singapore Leave a comment
HMS Cockade The Last Reunion.
An old shipmate sent me an email relating the Last Cockade reunion that took place in England on the weekend of Sept 25th-27th. How sad the emotional feelings that swept over me, such wonderful memories and such nostalgia. I could … Continue reading
Where Did You Learn To Drive
We often hear some one say “where did that idiot learn to drive”???Not an unusual question in this world of mass automotive transport. Well this idiot (the writer) learned to drive in Belfast in 1954. All that was required back … Continue reading
Posted in family, Rover Automobiles, vehicles Tagged 1954, 1958, 1964, Australia, automatic transmissions, Belfast, double decker buses, drivers, idiots, Isle of Wight, large buses, LHD, license, narrow roads, nerves, roundabouts, Singapore, small cars, tiny cars, UK 2 Comments
The backside of my Admiralty permit.
Thought you might like to see the opposite side of my driving permit. I does confirm dates and places!
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 1956, Admiralty Driving Permit, Olympic Games, royal navy, Singapore 3 Comments