Tag Archives: Taciturn

Thirteen Days

I watched a TV documentary recently titled “The Thirteen Most Dangerous Days in the History of the World” it was about the Cuban Missile Crisis. Almost forgotten today, but it was indeed a time when the world was facing Armageddon … Continue reading

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Memories of Life in a Submarine

It is strange as we grow old we seem to dwell more and more in the past. I  often go back to my time in submarines. Mostly it was good, mostly uneventful, and most importantly water tight!. Today, I have … Continue reading

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One Over the Military Police!!

Last night I lay in bed unable to sleep, probably because it was a strange bed. My mind wandered back to a time in Londonderry around 1960. The story of my one and only run in with the Military Police, … Continue reading

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HM/SM Alliance

Prince William, who is Commodore-in-Chief for Submarines, visited HMS Alliance at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport, Hampshire.  The Alliance has just completed a Seven million pounds sterling restoration and is the only surviving British World War Two submarine. … Continue reading

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More Adventure in the Toilet

I feel flushed with success this morning, yesterdays blog “My Mind is in the Toilet” had more than double the usual number of hits. Obviously an interesting subject to many people and a message to me that you would like … Continue reading

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Remembering My Old Shipmates

Thinking of all my old shipmates at this special time of year. I will tip a glass of Irish to you this Christmas day. How many days did we spend away from families and loved ones at Christmas whilst in … Continue reading

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Battle of the Atlantic Toy

During the 2nd World War children’s toys were rarely available because of the war effort. This resulted in parents making toys for their children for Christmas birthdays etc. Rag dolls, doll houses, cradles etc for girls. For boys the toys … Continue reading

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Longest Three Days of my Life

The last days of October 1962 were indeed the longest and most frightening days of my life. We sailed on the 24th October 1962 in the submarine Taciturn. We were stored for war, live torpedo’s, pennant numbers painted out and … Continue reading

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More on Medals!!

It was a nice surprise to receive a response from Jerald Terwilliger, National Chairman, American Cold War Veterans Inc. One of the issues I and many other ex servicemen have is the fact that many have served anywhere from three … Continue reading

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