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    Bloody hell, mate, you needed some Commonwealth assistance. Weren t there any Canadians around? Vic ... From: John Potter To: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com Sent:
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      Bloody hell, mate, you needed some Commonwealth assistance. Weren't there any Canadians around?

      Vic
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: John Potter
      To: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2008 6:53 PM
      Subject: [SPAM] 1812 Re: The Immortal Memory of Nelson



      Thought I'd share this little story with you.. I was at a Trafalgar
      Night Mess Dinner last Friday night, sponsored by the British Embassy
      and organised by our local RN officer with lots of the local USN
      officers in attendance. It was all done on very RN lines with the
      meal prepared and served by some young RN trainees of the Defence
      Force Catering School in the UK. Unfortunately the attempt at singing
      some sea shanties was an abyssmal failure which was quickly abandoned
      by the Mess President.. Seems American Naval Officers have no idea
      how to sing "Rule Britannia" or "Drunken Sailor" even with RN and RAN
      assistance..!

      Cheers,

      John

      --- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, "Vince Wilding" <vince@...> wrote:
      >
      > Ship's Company sponsors several Sea Chantey Sings in the
      > DC/Baltimore/Annapolis area. We end each one with the following,
      > written (53 years ago) on the occasion of the 150th:
      >
      > Come all ye bold seaman wherever you're bound,
      > And always let Nelson's proud memory go round.
      > And pray that the wars and the tumult may cease,
      > For the greatest of gifts is a sweet lasting peace.
      > May the Lord put an end to these cruel old wars,
      > And bring peace and contentment to all our brave tars.
      >
      >
      > --
      > Vince Wilding, AKA Honest Jock Matlow
      > Web Page: www.WincingDevil.com
      > MSN: vwilding AOL: WincingDevil Yahoo: Wincing_Devil
      > The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > -------- Original Message --------
      > Subject: 1812 The Immortal Memory of Nelson
      > From: <suthren@...>
      > Date: Tue, October 21, 2008 9:32 am
      > To: <Warof1812@egroups.com (E-mail)>
      >
      > He may have been a weasely little hypochondriac adulterer with one
      arm
      > and virtually one eye who ruthlessly promoted himself, was
      permanently
      > seasick at sea, and was lucky to get away with self-serving
      > insubordination, but he was an incomparable leader of men and the
      finest
      > example of a fighting admiral in the great age of sail. Gentlemen, I
      > give you "The Immortal Memory" of Horatio Nelson.
      >
      > Vic Suthren
      >
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