Flower Class Corvettes
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- Second World War (1939-1945)
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Emblem: FLOWER CLASS CORVETTE/ ASSOCIATION/ WITHOUT HASTE BUT UNRESTING THESE TWO TREES ARE PRESENTED BY THE/ FLOWER CLASS CORVETTE ASSOCIATION/IN TRIBUTE TO THE CREW THAT SERVED ON BOARD THE/ CORVETTES IN ALL THE THEATRES OF WAR 1939-1945/ "SHEPHERDS OF THE FLEET"/ BY/ DENIS J. WOODS/ (Poem arranged in verses in two columns): THERE WERE ORCHIS AND PETUNIA,/TULIP AND PRIMROSE TOO,/ VERBENA AND AZALEA,/ ALL GOOD SHIPS THROUGH AND THROUGH./ THE SHEPHERDS OF THE FLEET THEY WERE,/ TO ALL WE OWE A DEBT,/ EACH ONE A GALLANT FIGHTING SHIP,/ A "FLOWER CLASS" CORVETTE./ THEY HASTENED NOT, BUT RESTED NOT,/ AND SAW THEIR DUTY DONE./ FROM THE ICY RUSSIAN CONVOYS,/ TO A BLISTERING TROPIC SUN./ ALL CREWED BY MEN OF IRON WILL,/ WHO NEITHER FLINCHED NOR FLED,/ WHEN DUTY CALLED TO GIVE THEIR ALL,/ AND THE SEA CONSUMED THEIR DEAD./ SUCH PRETTY NAMES THOSE SMALL '?/ THERE WERE LARKSPUR, HONEYSUCKLE/ DIANTHUS AND HOLLYHOCK,/ AND THE ONLY TIME THEY PAUSED FOR BREATH,/ WAS 'REPAIR TIME' IN A DOCK!/ BUILT TO WITHSTAND A RAGING STORM,/ AND STILL FIGHT TOOTH AND CLAW,/ THEY PROVED THEIR WORTH TO A STILL FREE WORLD,/ AS COUNTLESS MILLIONS SAW./ THERE WERE SNOWDROP AND/ SNAPDRAGON,/ CARNATION AND DAHLIA TOO,/ GERANIUM AND GARDENIA,/ ALL GOOD SHIPS THROUGH AND THROUGH./ THE SHEPHERDS OF THE FLEET THEY WERE,/ TO ALL WE OWE A DEBT,/ EACH ONE A GALLANT FIGHTING SHIP,/ A 'FLOWER CLASS' CORVETTE!