Posts Tagged ‘Royal navy’

Here is an intriguing subject that has been covered here many times before. But I recently received an email from a reader who while liking my short story the Special Section, said it was somewhat undermined by its far-fetched in-service punishment set-up. Usually I wouldn’t care so much as one hopes given the nature of […]


The three junior midshipmen stood before Acting Lieutenant Peacock quaking in their seat boots. For one of them, this was the third time this week and the umpteenth time since the HMS Artemis had left England. When Mary Wells had taken her late cousin, Martin Wells’ place as a midshipman on board, she had not […]