At that time one was an eight year old boy beginning to understand what was going on and going to church with my mother to pray for "the lads". My Mother had already experienced both World War 1, the Easter Rising of 1916 and the Troubles that followed before Ireland became a fully independent nation. One can remember the terribly wounded Veterans of World War 1 and now here it had all repeated itself once again.
NAUTICAL LOG is now in his 80th. year more than likely one has achieved this and a long most enjoyable career in the Merchant Navy due to the sacrifice of others. So thank you to those who rest "In Flanders Fields" including members of my own family. Rest assured you all are not forgotten by this Merchant Navy Officer.