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WWII And Somewhere in the South Pacific

World War II and my father — a Surgeon Lieutenant Commander, was posted somewhere in the Pacific Ocean quite possibly aboard the HMAS Canberra. I am unsure of the exact ship the below incident occurred on however after looking at his service records I am led to believe it may have occurred on board the HMAS Canberra because both the story and the date of his promotion to a more senior rank are almost in accord.

And so, the story goes, it seems my father was sitting at dinner opposite the Captain of the ship when said Captain started — once more — to bully one of…



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a. a. gallagher

Thank you for reading & following. I love a jolly good story: I write short stories, enviro. poetry, and kids’ rhymes. Prev. Education includes a. Dip. S.R.M.