George Paxton

Now that I come to think of it there is a photo of George in the ones I sent to you this morning. It's a very bad quality one of 4 or 5 cadets sunbathing. George is in his back at the front. It was your comment about carpet slippers reminded me! Reg

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From: Chris Isaac
To: 'Reg Mercer'
Subject: RE: George Paxton
Sent: Tue, Apr 23, 2013 1:34:30 PM


I am very sad to hear such news.

I knew George well. We sailed together on Southampton Castle he was 3/O and I was x2/O.

He always wore carpet slippers and supported Kilmarnock.

A couple of years ago at the Southampton reunion I had a long talk with Ian Shearer who was master at that time. He remembered George and would have been sad to hear the news. Capt Shearer passed away last year in his 90s. In Sept I am attending the overnight reunion in Southampton and I know that Alan and Helen Stewart will be there, he was 2/O at that time.

I think you followed me as 2/O on Southampton. I did one voyage on her just before moving to Good Hope. I was on her the voyage before the fire. Pity I missed that as it would have completed a fine hat trick, I was on Ayrshire when she was lost and on Capetown when she went aground in Flushing…. Missed out on having a good fire.

Regards

Chris

 

From: Reg Mercer
Sent: 23 April 2013 14:19
To: Chris Isaac
Subject: George Paxton

Not sure if you ever came across George but he was buried a few weeks ago. I did my first trip with him on Kinnaird Castle.

Reg

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From: Chris Isaac
To: 'Reg Mercer'
Subject: RE: Photos for New Web Site
Sent: Tue, Apr 23, 2013 9:07:52 AM

Thanks Reg

 From: Reg Mercer
Sent: 23 April 2013 09:53
To: Chris Isaac
Subject: Photos for New Web Site

Hi Chris,

Attached are some photos which might be of interest for new website.

 If you need any further details let me know.

 

Reg

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