Gus Honeywood

Rear Admiral John Bythesea VC, CB, CIE

Rear Admiral John Bythesea VC, CB, CIE

It may surprise many people that there were Special Forces style operations as long ago as the Crimean War. Most will look upon that conflict as epitome of conventional warfare, characterised by the tragic and needless loss of life resulting from the Charge of the Light Brigade.

The exploits in 1854 that led to Lieutenant Bythesea RN being awarded the Victoria Cross were no less a Special Forces…

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Old Fart Pride

I’m passing this on as I did not want to be the only old fart receiving it. Actually, it’s not a bad thing to be called, as you will see.

Old Farts are easy to spot at sporting events; during the playing of the National Anthem. Old Farts remove their caps and stand at attention and sing without embarrassment. They know the words and believe in them.

Old Farts remember World War II, Pearl Harbour,…

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Jesus Is Watching You

Jesus Is Watching You

A burglar broke into a house one night.

He shined his flashlight around, looking for valuables when a voice in the dark said,

‘Jesus knows you’re here.’

He nearly jumped out of his skin, clicked his flashlight off, and froze.

When he heard nothing more, after a bit, he shook his head and continued.

Just as he pulled the stereo out so he could disconnect the wires, clear as a bell he heard ‘Jesus…

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Latest Events - April 2014

Latest Events – April 2014

Hello Shipmates

In February we had a good turn out at the post Christmas lunch at the Oakland’s with 28 shipmates attending. We will be looking to plan the next lunch for early May.

Maybe a bit early, but Trafalgar night will be held at the Wensum Valley Golf Club and I will be taking names in June.

May bank holiday will be our usual trip to France this year, which this year will take in the…

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Mesothelioma and other Asbestos related Lung Cancer

Mesothelioma and other Asbestos related Lung Cancer

From the RNA Monthly Circular – April 2014

The Royal British Legion is researching current compensation arrangements for veterans with mesothelioma and other forms of asbestos-related lung cancer. They are particularly interested in hearing from single or widowed veterans currently living with this disease. If you know someone who has been affected, please contact Harriet Deane, Policy Adviser,…

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31 March 2014 – Toseland - Renegade

31 March 2014 – Toseland – Renegade

T-RArtist: Toseland
Album: Renegade
Release Date: 24 March 2014

Band Overview:
Origin: England
Genres: Hard Rock, Progressive Rock, AOR
Years Active: 2012–Present
Labels: 52 Music
Associated Acts:

Rum ‘N’ Rock Rating: 6.22

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March 2014 - Angostura 1919

March 2014 – Angostura 1919

Angostura-1919Description: Angostura® 1919 is a specially blended multiple award winning rum, which celebrates a very particular date in the development of the rum industry in Trinidad & Tobago, as well as the Caribbean.

After a fire in 1932, which destroyed the Government Rum Bond, the master blender of Fernandes Distillers, J.B. Fernandes, bought the charred casks, only to discover they had been filled in…

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