"AB & OS" is a cartoon following the colourful lives of two sailors during the time of the Napoleonic Wars (1793-1815).
The strip has been regularly featured in Warships IFR magazine (Published monthly) until recently. I'll be adding new cartoons here as they are published.
Hopefully, as well as putting a smile on your face perhaps you'll learn a little history of the period so be sure to read the descriptions for each comic if something zooms right over your head like a jumbo jet.
And check out the Roots page for Abie and Os's background, the Come Ashore page for a bit more fun and the Naval Stuff page for a bit more learning. If you want to spend some money, then the Donate button will be of interest to you.
B & OS is the brainchild of Peter Turner (Woodbridge, UK) whose pen name is Galf (a contraction of “Grand Alf”, a nickname from another life).
Starting out his working life as a draftsman, Peter later moved on to become...
Sid Secombe did not like a nor’easter blowing into his left ear one little bit. Especially he didn’t like a wet March 1774 nor’easter that was blowing off the Downs...
If’n we should come upon mounseer,An’ should the time o’ day be right, We’d see ‘im orf wiv jus’ a sneer, Cos ‘e ain’t keen t’ stand an’ fight...
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