John David Mangon Taylor
Joined 2 May 1956
Left 21 Aug 1959
Last Rank Senior Assistant Purser
Last Ship Edinburgh Castle
Served for 15 months in Capetown Castle. Then Round Africa (both ways) in Durban and Warwick Castle. Then on to Carnarvon Castle, finishing with five voyages on Edinburgh Castle.
During that time we carried HM Forces, Officers and cargo to supply the Simon’s Town base. Similar to Kenya and Aden in support of our forces.