Category Archives: Portsmouth and Gosport

Remember the War

“Many people laid down their lives in that terrible conflict. They fought so we could live in peace, at home and abroad. They died so we could live as free people in a world of free nations. They risked all … Continue reading

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Remembering the Dorita

Many years ago the Transvaal Branch of the World Ship Society went on one of its periodic trips down to Durban. For some reason I was not with them but when they came back they told me about a small … Continue reading

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OTD: Argentina Invades The Falkland Islands

On this day: 2 April 1982, Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. In response to the invasion the British government dispatched a naval task force to engage the Argentine Navy and Air Force before making an amphibious assault on the islands. The conflict lasted … Continue reading

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And then I was in Southampton

Continuing with my retrospect of events that happened 5 years ago. By the end of March 2013 I was ready to leave London, although disaster was about to overtake me on the day before I left. The first disaster was … Continue reading

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Nelson’s last stand?

Recently there was a spate of “statue bashing” in the United States, mainly centred around statues pertaining to the American Civil War. We are no stranger to  statue bashing in South Africa, and I would hate to think that it … Continue reading

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