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Promotion Time!

CHAPTER XXI ARMAGEDDON by Frederick Rodgers Its December and Christmas is only short days away! Time to think of that special gift for a loved one or a friend who might be difficult to buy for.. Maybe one of my … Continue reading

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Canadian Submarines Future

As a retired submariner I despair every time I hear negative attitudes from Government and their using the deficits as their excuse. There failure to keep updating the RCN is a crime. The four British Upholder classes that we bought … Continue reading

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The War That Wasn’t

I wonder how many people remember the Korean War? or indeed know if it really was a war? I have just finished reading a very good account of the Korean war in a book by Les Peate. His stories of … Continue reading

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Where is the Legion???Norwegian Sailor!

This is a very difficult story to believe!!! Not an eligible veteran? I cannot understand Veterans Affairs turning this man down, surely the proof is overwhelmingly in his favour. They have his Naval identity book, it states Royal Norwegian Navy … Continue reading

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Into the Storm

Sunday evening I watched the movie ”Into the Storm” it tells the story of Winston Churchill becoming Prime Minister of Britain in 1941. Besides being a very accurate account of the history of the war years, it was also a … Continue reading

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My Ireland One Hundred Years Later.

https://www.facebook.com/rtenews/videos/1271699616192371/ I have copied and pasted a very moving moment in Irish History and I wondered if it would work on my blog. Unfortunately it doesn’t, at least not for me, perhaps someone smarter can make it work. I have … Continue reading

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Christmas Story 1945. The Christmas Mars Bar”

This story takes place in England in 1945 in the little town of Beaminister. The war was over, however, we were still feeling the effects of rationing and shortages. Sweets and chocolate were still a very rare commodity in the … Continue reading

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Christmas Story 1944. ” That Wonderful Jeep.

In late 1944 we were living in one tiny furnished room in the port of Lowestoft. We had lost all our belongings months early when our London flat suffered a direct hit from one of the first V1 flying bombs. … Continue reading

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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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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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