The Sea Cadet, No. 5, Vol. 2, January 1945

S to resat FALMOUTH,SOUTHAMPTON ,BRISTOL, LIVERPOOL ,HULL y NEW CASTLE «GLASGOW Published b they Navy League ,for the Admiralty, at their offices, Grand Buildings, Trafalgar Square, London, .CW .2. Printers, Advertising Agents and Circulation Managers: Messrs .Gale& P olden Ltd .,Wellington Works, Aldershot, England. Sailor ways and sailor days The singing of shanties was a colourful but essential part of life aboard deep-water sailing ships. The shanty served to cheer all hands and unify their efforts under hardgoing and heavy weather. Each song had its own charm and particular purpose, short-haul shanties, such as “Paddy Doyle ,"and "Early in the morning,” accompanying the action of furling sailor sweating up the halyards. For longer tasks, such as hoisting topsails and pumping ship, there were the halyard shanties—-"B low the man down a,""R n zo ,”"Tom my’s gone to H ilo "W,"and a y ,hey, let the Bullgine run ."Other grand old tunes were sung when manning the capstan, typical being “Shenandoah,"" R io Grand e "S”and anty Anna.” I'he beauty of sail has faded from the sea and the shanties have gone with the men who sang them ,but cordage and canvas still play a worthy part aboard ship. One of our Unit Companies ha been serving sailor- Clipper ship "THE R MOPY LA E.”Specially painted by Frank H. Mason, R.l. men's needs since 1750. BRITISH HOPES LIMITED Hemp Rope Factories at LON DON ,SUNDER ,LELAND ,HIT CAR DIFF >ASSOCIATED MOTORCYCLES LTD., PLUMSTEAD ROAD. LONDON. S.E.I8 YOU CAN TELL AN ARMY MATCHLESS BY THE TELEDRAULIC FORKS UNDER the severe conditions o f war— w hether in the sands of the desert o r the mud of Europe— the MATCHLESS stands supreme in reliability and per­formance. N o wonder the boys who ride the robust MATCHLESS say “It’s the right machine for the job.” Therefore when the time comes to choose your Motor­ cycle— make it a MATCHLESS a machine o f which you will be justly proud.
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