Friday, 8 February 2013

Express Advocate Cocks up Again.

Some of the gibberish particularly when quoting statements made by persons they interview both astonish and irritate persons like myself and others with first hand knowledge of incidents wrongly explained.
I refer to the article in the Express Advocate local central coast edition, where the story relating to the consummation of 70 years of marriage by a couple from Portsmouth England in their nineties now living up the road from me on the central coast of NSW Australia, a Mr & Mrs Bush.'The Advocate stated Mr and Mrs bush grew up in Portsmouth Mr bush served in the Royal Marines at Portsmouth and was in 1942 ( on the cruise ship Fiji during the battle of Crete ) in the mediterranean when it was sunk by German bombers . He survived this situation and his happy married life continues on to this day Read about it. Actually they married in the same church ( St Mary's) Portsmouth as my eldest son was baptised in 1956. Rosemary and I are approaching our sixtieth.

Now the cock up, the Fiji was 'NOT a Cruise ship but a Warship of Cruiser class, and I can assure readers they were not built for lazing around in the sun. I served on similar class ships, twice on HMS Ceylon 52 and 57 and HMS Mauritius !947 Doing 'Exodus Stuff ' in the MED-Palestine (Israel.

More info on HMS Fiji on Google.

Vest, back soon.
 

6 comments:

Vest said...

Read in today's Telegraph (Sydney).
Relating to population.
Three coloured areas, one stated There was 0.01 person in 1 hectare
1 in 10 hectares and 10 in 100 hectares.
Surely the last two are similar?

Vest said...

HMS Fiji (58) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Vest said...
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Davoh said...

Dunno whether this will get through the internet parameters .. but hey --- am still alive

Davoh said...

keyyFi 23

Wot?

WALLY. said...

Arnhemland would have fewr aboriginal than anywhere about 1 every sq mile

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