Information from T.S. "General Botha" Old Boys Association web site:
T.S. "General Botha", Gordons Bay, 1954/55, cadet no.1884
Ports Safety Officer. 4 years later promoted to Head Office in Wellington as Research Officer in Industrial
1956 joined Clan Line Steamers. "A large chunk of my life in what became British & Commonwealth Line was in tramp ships of King Line."
1962 joined Union Steamship Company of New Zealand.
1964 returned to S.A. and joined S.A.R. & H rising to Tug Master
1970 returned to N.Z. Port Employers Association as a Relations.
1976 returned to S.A. Joined Rennies Stevedoring as superintendent in Durban.
Three and a half years later joined the S.A> Navy as a Lt CDR. Naval Pilot, Assistant Naval Harbour Master and OC of SAS Somerset.
1984 appointed Naval Harbour Master, Simon's Town. Bronze service & general service medals, C of DF commendation. 2002 retired from S.A. Navy and 2003 returned to New Zealand