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November 11th 2015 Remembrance day.

┬áThis blog in honour and memory of my shipmate Michael Chislett RN -RCN. In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, May 1915 In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the … Continue reading

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Some Respect for Stokers!!!!

I joined the Royal Navy in March 1955 and I’m quite sure that even back then we had no coal burning ships in the Navy. Yet the poor old engine room guys were unable to shake the name “Stoker”. Their … Continue reading

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A Sad War Memorial

I posted this sad photo around this time last year, but its such a moving story I decided to post again. As I said before its doubtful this bicycle was left by the tree by a young man going off … Continue reading

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The Poppy

Please wear a Poppy with Pride and remember those brave men and women who gave their lives that we might be free. In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in … Continue reading

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HM/SM Alliance. Submarine Museum Gosport UK

Anyone with even a little interest in submarines this is a site worth a visit http://alturl.com/rs2am. HM/SM Alliance is close to my heart as I briefly served aboard her in 1961. I served on a total of three “A” class … Continue reading

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Little Known Submarine Fact of D Day

The Normandy Landings on June 6 1944, also known as D-Day, saw 24,000 British, American, Canadian and Free French troops begin an airborne assault shortly after midnight. This was followed by the war’s biggest ever amphibious landing of Allied infantry … Continue reading

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