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Re: [WarOf1812] Re: Dates in Naval History - June 1

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  • suthren@magma.ca
    Dale, your enthusiasm and interest is an inspiration to all. Hats off to you for it, mate. Vic Suthren ... From: Dale Kidd To:
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      Dale, your enthusiasm and interest is an inspiration to all. Hats off to you
      for it, mate.

      Vic Suthren
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Dale Kidd" <ucpm_gunner@...>
      To: <WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2006 2:10 AM
      Subject: [WarOf1812] Re: Dates in Naval History - June 1


      > LMAO ...as I was corrected, in great detail, on the 1812 Royal
      > Navy group, as well! Ahhhh, well. Ocasionally my misunderstanding or
      > confusion over something I have read is bound to sneak up on me. I
      > just read too much, too quickly, and then confuse the facts. Thanks
      > for straightening me out, Admiral. I'm getting there... slowly.
      >
      > I remain,
      > Your Humble and Obedient Servant,
      >
      > Dale Kidd
      >
      > --- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, <suthren@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Dear Dale
      > >
      > > Thank you for your interest in naval dates of importance; it's
      > heartwarming
      > > to anyone who wears blue and white and hopes to succeed in
      > recreating the
      > > Navy of George III.
      > >
      > > The 'Glorious First Of June' was not, however, Nelson's victory off
      > > Trafalgar, which took place in October of 1805. June 1, 1794
      > marked the
      > > defeat of a French squadron under Admiral Villaret by a British
      > squadron
      > > under Admiral Richard "Black Dick" Howe, and was fought some 400
      > miles into
      > > the Atlantic off Ushant. The French were defeated, but their
      > resistance
      > > allowed a desperately neded convoy of 117 grain ships from the
      > United States
      > > to arrive safely in France to feed a population on the brink of
      > starvation.
      > >
      > > It's an important day, whatever took place on it. Thanks for the
      > reminder,
      > > Dale.
      > >
      > > Yours aye
      > >
      > > Vic Suthren
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: "Dale Kidd" <ucpm_gunner@...>
      > > To: <WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com>
      > > Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2006 1:39 AM
      > > Subject: [WarOf1812] Dates in Naval History - June 1
      > >
      > >
      > > > Of particular interest to Naval personnel:
      > > >
      > > > Today marks the anniversary of the Glorious First of June, when
      > in
      > > > 1794, Nelson defeated the French fleet at Trafalgar.
      > > >
      > > > As well, and more pertinent to "our" war, on this date in 1813,
      > the
      > > > HMS Shannon took the USS Chesapeake.
      > > >
      > > > Here's to the victorious British Navy in both battles... and to
      > all
      > > > the men of all nationalities who gave their lives.
      > > >
      > > > ~Dale
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > The War of 1812: In Europe, thousands fought over the fate of
      > hundreds of
      > > square miles: in North America, hundreds determined the fate of
      > THOUSANDS of
      > > square miles...
      > > >
      > > > Unit Contact information for North America:
      > > > ---------------------------------
      > > > Crown Forces Unit Listing:
      > > > http://1812crownforces.tripod.com
      > > >
      > > > American Forces Unit Listing
      > > > http://usforces1812.tripod.com
      > > > Yahoo! Groups Links
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
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      > The War of 1812: In Europe, thousands fought over the fate of hundreds of
      square miles: in North America, hundreds determined the fate of THOUSANDS of
      square miles...
      >
      > Unit Contact information for North America:
      > ---------------------------------
      > Crown Forces Unit Listing:
      > http://1812crownforces.tripod.com
      >
      > American Forces Unit Listing
      > http://usforces1812.tripod.com
      > Yahoo! Groups Links
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