Rodaways of ww1-2

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 NEW SIGNING IN THE ROYAL NAVY

BY TELEPHONE TODAY 28TH APRIL 14,my grandson Nick Rodaway, was told to report to Plymouth   on the 12th JULY   Two months sooner than expected, for the start of his career in the Royal Navy,

 Enjoy Nick,you are about to begin the best part of your life,

ARDENTINNY   THE  NEW MEMORIAL   HMS ARMADILLO 

I FOUND THIS VIDEO of a protest at Ardentinny against Trident subs, 1 minute 35 seconds in you can clearly see the plaque I took up, on the new cairn memorial, and yes its still raining, a big thanks to Rick Smallman , who designed the plaque,Keith Page and Dee and my wife Pam, who came up with me, and all those wonderful people up at Ardentinny, just seeing on the cairn as made my day, and a few other's too, many thanks Tony

 http://ardentinny.org/2015/07/05/picnic-peace/

ITEMS OF INTEREST

MEMORIAL PLAQUE,

I will be taking up to ARDENTINNY SCOTLAND   a memorial plaque  honoring the crew of the H.M.S PRINS ALBERT AND THE COMMANDO'S who sailed on her for unveiling on the 6th June 2015 1400 hrs,

  

                                               

FROM PORT MacQUARIE IN AUSTRALIA TO BLACKPOOL LANCASHIRE 
AND ALL THE WAY UP TO ARDENTINNY IN ARGYLE-SHIRE 
I HAVE TAKEN ON A TASK TO CARRY A TREASURED PLAQUE 
TO HONOUR A LITTLE SHIP WITH A GLORIOUS PAST 
SHE CARRIED THE BEST OF OUR COMMANDO'S ONTO ENEMY SHORES
THEY CALLED HER THE LUCKY ALBERT 
BECAUSE SHE NEVER SHIRKED 
SHE GOT THEM ON THE BEACHES AND MOST OF THEM BACK AGAIN. 

IN HONOUR OF THE CREW OF THE H.M.S. PRINS ALBERT, 
AND ALL THE COMMANDO'S SHE CARRIED,

 

FAMILY MEDALS

I HAVE  FOR ABOUT 15 YEARS TRIED TO TRACE MY GREAT GRANDFATHER'S WW1 MEDAL PAIR AND PLAQUE,  ALSO MY GRANDFATHERS 1914-15 TRIO WITH NO JOY SO I HAD TO BUY QUALITY COPIES FROM BIGBURY MINT,  AND ON FRIDAY NEXT I WILL BE TAKING SOIL FROM MY GRANDFATHER'S WILLIAM RODAWAY GRAVE AND ALSO FROM HIS SON  WILLIAM TO CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY LONGUEVAL AND MIXED WITH FREDERICK'S THEN BRING SOIL BACK TO GO ON THEIR GRAVES