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#61 Cassidy

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 04:12 PM

Looks like the Captain might have been having a bit of a rough day though!



#62 Nparker

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 04:34 PM

Looks like the Captain might have been having a bit of a rough day though!

I believe his decedent would eventually captain the Queen of the North.



#63 On the Level

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 10:27 PM

FWIW....one of my Grandfather's letters referencing Clover Point. Lots of history there.

 

October 5, 1915

 

 

The “Rainbow” is going south on a 3 month “cruise” on Thursday.  They are going down as far south as South America.  They are taking men out of the barracks (about 40 or 50) and I don’t know whether they will send me.  I am not anxious to go because we go up for our efficiency exam on Friday and if they send us south we will not get it till we come back.  After our efficiency, we get 15 a day more.  I intend to get my A. B.s rating and get transferred to a Stokers rating then any time I want, I could get transferred back. 

 

On the rifle range at clover point the R.N.C.V.R. whipped the “Rainbow” by 80 points. I am send home some postcards of the bunch and will bring home one of our magazines.

 

Well folks I close now because is 7 Bells.  S Long and Be Good

 

 

 


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#64 Cassidy

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 10:39 PM

Awesome letter!

A touchstone to history in Victoria.

 

Besides target practice, the soldiers in training also used Clover Point and the fields to the West to practice digging and fighting in trenches.

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#65 Sparky

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 11:07 PM

Boy, you guys got this Clover Point thread redhot!

 

Bravo!


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#66 Bingo

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 07:51 AM

Awesome letter!

A touchstone to history in Victoria.

 

Besides target practice, the soldiers in training also used Clover Point and the fields to the West to practice digging and fighting in trenches.

 

There you go. Why not get the army back to dig the trench for the new sewer line from Clover to Odgen.

 

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#67 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 07:57 AM

Ya and use the same men, they have experience.

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#68 LJ

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 08:00 PM

We don't have enough guys in the army now to dig a latrine.


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