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…
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,…
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…
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…
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,…
Release Date: 24 March 2014
Genres: Hard Rock, Progressive Rock, AOR
Years Active: 2012–Present
Labels: 52 Music
Rum ‘N’ Rock Rating: 6.22
Description: 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…