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  • Last Remaining World War II Submarine Skipper Joins His Crew On Eternal Patrol

    R.I.P. Royal Navy CDR William "Bill" King, who passed away yesterday at the age of 102. CDR King was skipper of submarine H.M.S. Telemachus during World War II and while skipper of that boat, he sank Japanese submarine I-166.

    May he and all the skippers who went before him R.I.P.

    -Matt
    SGT, 210th MP Battalion, 2nd MP BDE, MSSG

    Fervently PRO-TRUMP, anti-Islam and anti-Steelers!

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    102 wow!! He'll be joining many much younger comrades in arms now.

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      RIP and Godspeed
      "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."- Sir Winston Churchill, about R.A.F. fighter pilots."
      "It is well that war is so terrible, else we grow to fond of it." - Robert E. Lee

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Matt Jones View Post
        R.I.P. Royal Navy CDR William "Bill" King, who passed away yesterday at the age of 102. CDR King was skipper of submarine H.M.S. Telemachus during World War II and while skipper of that boat, he sank Japanese submarine I-166.

        May he and all the skippers who went before him R.I.P.

        -Matt
        Gawd!~ We are falling 'off the perch' at a fair old rate of knots aren't we!! lcm1...........And again,
        'By Horse by Tram'.


        I was in when they needed 'em,not feeded 'em.
        " Youuu 'Orrible Lot!"

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        • #5
          RIP. God knows, he deserves it

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            There are no Nazis in Ukraine. © Idiots

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              Allow me to amend the title of the Message to 'Oldest Submarine Skipper' instead of 'Last Remaining Submarine Skipper'. Korvettenkapitan Reinhard Hardegen is still with us at age 99, one of only 6 Kriegsmarine Knight's Cross recipients (and only 2 Kriegsmarine Oak Leaves recipients) still alive.

              -Matt
              SGT, 210th MP Battalion, 2nd MP BDE, MSSG

              Fervently PRO-TRUMP, anti-Islam and anti-Steelers!

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              • #8
                Fair winds and following seas...

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                  "To be free is better than to be unfree - always."

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                  • #10
                    RIP.

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                      Commander King
                      Skip

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                          Originally posted by Surrey View Post
                          Hi Surrey,I'm a Sussex, your verse reminds me of my favourite in that vein, I have done it before but at a time like this it is well worth a repeat.

                          Here lie we dead,because we did not choose to shame the land
                          from which we sprung.
                          Life 'tis said,is no great thing to loose, but young men think it is,
                          and we were young.
                          (Author unknown.) lcm1
                          'By Horse by Tram'.


                          I was in when they needed 'em,not feeded 'em.
                          " Youuu 'Orrible Lot!"

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                            “Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” -- Albert Einstein

                            The US Constitution doesn't need to be rewritten it needs to be reread

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