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Born in Belfast N.I in 1939, attended a total of 15 schools. Served in the Royal Navy Submarine Service. Immigrated to Canada 1967, married a Prince Edward Island girl in 1971. We have two grown daughters. Today we are retired and living on our 15 acre hobby farm in Ebenezer PE. Our livestock consist of two dogs and two cats.
My life long hobby was restoring Rover and other British cars, but as I aged it grew more difficult to work under a car on cold concrete. In 2000 I began my first book and self published in 2004, my second book was published in 2009. Writing is a wonderful hobby and certainly more comfortable than working on an old rusty car. I'm about to begin the next book once winter sets in again.

favourite books

Lily & Me
The Eagle Has Landed
Gone With the Wind.
Once on a Cold and Grey September
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and series

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THE ROYAL NAVY& ME

FREDERICK RODGERS

The adventures of a young sailor who joined the Royal Navy at the age of 15 and served for twelve years.


The story is told through the eyes of a young sailor who joined the Royal Navy in 1955 as a Boy Seaman 2nd class, the absolute lowest rank in the Navy. Follow his induction at HMS Ganges, the toughest boys training establishment in England, if not the world, and his first assignment to HMS Cockade in time to visit Australia for the opening of the 1956 Olympic Games. This is a thoroughly amusing tale,tempered with dark moments of despair as he visits islands in the South Pacific,tours Hong Kong,Korea and Japan, passes through the Suez Canal en-route to Malta and Gibraltar. Patrols Iceland during the Cod Wars, and plunges to crush depth aboard a submarine. This is a voyage not to be missed

 

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I wrote 83 days ago

Thank you so much, yours is without doubt the most generous review of my work, even humorous "Well done Rock" indeed!!! You asked about Naval radar aboard Cockade-Eastbourne etc. Contact me off authonomy at my email address -irishrover1@live.com and I will do what I can to answer your questions. view book

I wrote 171 days ago

Only had time to read first chapter, it is very good and gives clear descriptions of the characters, I have starred and backed. Many great writers and poets have come out of Ireland maybe you will join that famous list one day. Wishing you all success. Hope you have time to read and Back my book. view book

I wrote 171 days ago

Only had time to read first chapter, it is very good and gives clear descriptions of the characters, I have starred and backed. Many great writers and poets have come out of Ireland maybe you will join that famous list one day. Wishing you all success. Hope you have time to read and Back my book. view book

I wrote 262 days ago

thank you Elizabeth for your kind words and interest in my book, HMS Ganges was indeed a rough introduction to the Royal Navy, but perhaps not as bad as being hunted by a bear!! I have starred and WL your book, and hope you will consider doing the same for my book. view book

I wrote 267 days ago

Hi Vicki I read the opening chapter of your book, great story, will come back later to read more. I have starred and added to my Watch List. Perhaps you might take a look at my book and if you like add to your WL view book

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