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- Recommended by a Very Important Person (VIP)This is a story told through the eyes of a young sailor who joined the Royal Navy in 1955 as a Boy Seaman 2nd class, the absolute lowest rank in the Navy. Follow his induction at HMS Ganges, the toughest boy’s training establishment in England, if not the world, and his first assignment to HMS Cockade in time to visit Australia for the opening of the 1956 Olympic games. This is a thoroughly amusing tale, tempered with dark moments of despair, as he visits islands in the South Pacific, tours Hong Kong, Korea and Japan, passes through the Suez Canal enroute to Malta and Gibraltar, helps to capture an Icelandic boarding party during the Cod Wars. He dives in a submarine to play cat and mouse with our Cold War adversaries, surfaces through the polar ice at the top of the world, feel the tension in the submarine as it sinks toward crush depth. Laugh at the antics of his fellow sailors and the strange situations they found themselves in. Learn the meaning of the acronym PASAHB, and sympathize with this naive young sailor as he falls for one of the oldest tricks in the book.Whether a sailor or a dreamer of the sea, this is one voyage not to be missed.
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Many people today purchase a new car based on the fact the manufacturer claims great fuel economy. When we bought the Kia Soul they were advertized at 48 mpg. Shortly after the purchase it was discovered the mileage figure was … Continue reading
I thought this cute little story was worth sharing. —————————————- The 12 year old soldier of the Great War: In 1916 a 12 year old boy walked into the Recruitment Office and signed up. I can’t recall which regiment he … Continue reading
The naked truth is out, Americans don’t know our intrepid Canadian leader Steve!!!! How do I know this??? On Jeopardy a few nights ago, a photo of Harper was displayed for contestants to guess who it was. Not one of … Continue reading
Here we go again, our Liberal Government are preparing for another spending spree. Ghiz has major Island unions on his case over the planned civil service pension cuts. Of course not the politicians pensions just the civil service both working … Continue reading
This is a copy of the letter I sent to the Premier of my Province and several other politicians. It is an example of this hated H.S.Tax that has been loaded onto the backs of every senior, the working class … Continue reading
A day of quiet reflection. ———————— In Flanders Fields. In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row That mark our place and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns … Continue reading
</a Our amazing minister of finance was on the radio this morning talking about the governments need to reform civil service pensions. In one statement when questioned on the Politicians lucrative pension plan after only 6 years while civil servants … Continue reading
I left on Friday to look at a Mini Cooper convertible in Halifax, the weather was awful,heavy rain and high winds. Not what you’d call ideal conditions to view an open top car. Nevertheless, I fell in love with this … Continue reading