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Christmas Story 1942. “The Toy Sinking Ship”

Christmas of 1942 was the first Christmas that I have  memory of. I was almost three years old and living in Rosyth,  Scotland. I recall my excitement crossing the Firth of Fourth Bridge by train. I got soot in my … Continue reading

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Remembering HMS Hood.

In 1941 the biggest threat to the Atlantic convoys supplying England was the German Battleship Bismark. The biggest battleship of the war it out gunned the largest ships of the Royal Navy. The Prime Minister Winston Churchill said it had … Continue reading

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West Coast Safe from Attack

Canadians living on the West Coast can finally relax in the knowledge that an invasion by Hawaiian war canoes is now much less likely. The announcement that our one submarine (HMCS Victoria) that can actually go to sea has at … Continue reading

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