Robert G Smith
Made redundant 05/04/86
Joined BP Shipping 06/04/86
Master BP. Made redundant 1992 on grounds of age. -- told I was too old; they wanted young vigorous Masters! I was actually 51.
Joined TK Shipping(Canada) 07/92
Took early retirement 05/97
I was offered more sea service , but declined the offer, however I did almost two years consultancy work for them out of TK's Glasgow office..
Initially on retirement I did quite a bit of angling, and took an HNC in IT.
I started on the HND course but the funding was withdrawn to fund mental health
Now due to health issues do very little, but read avidly.