Listen to the dots and dashes
Why, how perfectly absurd!
Surely no man ever hashes
Such sounds to make a word.
Do you mean to say the clicking
Of that little brass machine?.
That small monotone of ticking
Talks, with miles and miles between?.
No, I never will believe it:
No one would, with any sense!.
Reason, judgment, can’t receive it
“Tis the veriest pretence.
Just because I’m old and feeble,
People tell me dreadful lies,
Thinking I’ll believe such twaddle,
Young folks think they’re awful wise!.
Now when I was young (and pretty),
Young folks would respect grey hairs.
But in these days – mores the pity
Old people ain’t anywheres!.
(by Fanny Frond 1882)
copywright NZ Vintage Radio Society publication
Thanks Alby C for the contribution
This makes for an interesting read on the rules regarding beards in the Royal Navy.
With the exception of a pioneer sergeant in the army, the Royal Navy is the only British armed force that permits beards. Click HERE for the item.
I am unsure if you have to request to dis-continue shaving in the current Navy. maybe someone can enlighten me.
One of our members has discovered this new Naval Recruit Video. He has a sense of humour…. I wonder if you can identify who this might be! Click HERE for video
The following Sailors ‘Crossed the Bar’ during the month of February 2016. Details of funerals etc can be found by clicking HERE.
WOLFE, Lyall Ronald
MCDOWELL, Gordon Douglas
LAUCHLAN, Brett Robinson (Steve) PO Cook
PARKER, Allan WORS click HERE for Allan’s Biography
The following Sailors ‘Crossed the Bar’ during the month of January 2016. Details of funerals etc can be found by clicking HERE.
KERSEL, Brian Raymond:
HARGREAVES, Alfred Edward Earl (Alf) OSIG
BLACK, Bernard Roy (Bernie) Seaman
BRANT, Peter Alfred (Lofty) LREM
RONGONUI, Abraham Diddie Stoker
MANNERS Margaret NZ WREN 898 LCK
SAUNDERS Kyrene Michelle (nee Hunt) PORP
TOMLIN Harold Ernest ME1
DUNLOP, Stephen Desryck (Des) RNZNVR
PECK, George William Bertrid (Bill) Seaman
MORLEY-HALL, Nicholas St John LTCDR
MORRISON, Hugh Adair SLT
TATANA David Joseph LEM
PATTERSON, Jack Sherwood Telegraphist