Tag Archives: The Royal Navy & Me.
Woof Woof Snow!!! Thanks Yoda that is a very accurate weather report. No church today it is already snowing quite heavy and the forecast is for approx 25 to 35 cms of snow with high winds. The winds are the … Continue reading
You will see in the photo with this post four Royal Navy Destroyers, in order from top HMS Cheviot – Cockade – Concord – Comus, steaming in line somewhere in the China sea. In 1956 I flew out to Singapore … Continue reading
I was a young sailor aboard HMS Eastbourne, in 1958 when we were sent to protect the British trawler fleet fishing off Iceland. The Icelandic Government had increased the territorial waters from 3 to 12 miles. The British Government refused … Continue reading
I remember standing on the foc’sle on morning watch weighing anchor with the smell of the North Wind whipping in from ahead and the taste of salt spray on my lips. The feel of the ship beneath my feet, a … Continue reading
It is Saturday morning and I’m off to the Craft Fair at the Milton Community Hall in an hour or so to hopefully sell some of my books. I haven’t been working at it very much lately so got to … Continue reading