I kept a log book of all visits to the surgery and cabin visits to passengers on 3 Union-Castle ships.
I attended a boxing tournament on Athlone Castle (Capt J D B Fisher) with Doctor Clemeson. I moved on to Stirling Castle (Capt D Sowden) with Dr Robin Black and then to Kenya Castle with Dr Francis Drake.
Looking back through my log books I can recall some fascinating people and events from that short time with the company.
From B&C Review August 1963
The picture of the girls’ dining table on Athlone Castle 1962-3 is: from left to right around the table –
Myself (Jo Dawson/nursing sister), Ann Tinsley Puserette, 1st class Dining Rm. Steward (unknown), Sara Deane – Purserette, and (I think) Margaret Parry – Purserette.
Sadly, Margaret later died in a motoring accident.