Chris was one of those 'always enthusiastic' men, I cannot recall him being anything other than cheerful, one tended to hear his laugh before seeing him.
We sailed together as cadets and later fourth mates.
He was a very keen R.N.R. officer, somehow I think that he may have been better suited to the Royal than Merchant navy.
Anyhow it was all academic because he married and went farming in Oxfordshire.
"Pretoria Castle" Port Elizabeth,
Gerry Beaumont, 1st Officer, O.G. Keen, 4th Mate & Chris Brown, Extra 4th.
From B&C Review Dec 1963