Email 6 August 2014
How did you manage to bypass being third officer?
Reply 6 August 2014
No doubt they were desperate! ....I had been sailing as 4/0 & 3/0 on the Edinburgh Castle.
Most of the 3/0’s in B&C at that time were uncertificated and I was dispatched to the Clan Macgregor to relieve Charlie Wood as soon as I passed second mates.
I seem to recall that Bob Bigwood the Ch Off only had a 1st Mates certificate at the time and all of the 0fficers apart from the Master and Ch Eng were under 30 years old.
Happy Days. For the last 22 years I have been Piloting at the Haven Ports (Felixstowe, Harwich, Ipswich & Mistley) on the East Coast.
Email 20 Aug 2014
I have dug out a couple of photos, “before and after”. I am the one on the right next to Glyn Lewis.... Don’t suppose there is any way I can get in touch with Glyn?
At Cornerbrook in 1972