Just to say I served on the UC mailboats from 1966 - 1981 from Jnr Engineer up to Jnr 2nd Engineer..................
Pretoria Castle - SA Orange was on at the changeover ceremony
SA Vaal was on at the opening of Richards Bay
Reina del Mar
It was the " best years of my Life" now nearly 65 and retired , will be at the Pursers Reunion in Southampton in September
Ships sailed on:
Clan MacGregor Pendennis Castle Clan MacClennan Clan MacTaggart SA Oranje Windsor Castle Clan Sutherland (took her to China) SA Vaal Nicholas Bowater Kinnaird Castle Edinburgh Castle Reina del Mar Clan Graham Everett F Wells Clan Grant
J2E on Reina Del Mar 1974
Jnr Engineer Clan MacLennan 1965
Kinnaird Castle - off Mombasa on a trip with chippie Tom Newstead and Kelvin Euridge
Kinnaird Castle First XI
back row :- Dave. Dave Dunnet, Paddy Parker Chief Eng Bob Furguson, Mike , Paul
front row:- Jacko, Steve, Me, John, Kelvin Euridge
unbeaten in 10 games including 6-0 agin the Germans, 3-0 agin the Italians, and 4-0 against the Zulu crew who played in bare feet......magnificent set of cadets....
From Walvis Bay it is a short walk to the Namib Desert
Crossing the line Ceremony "Kinnaird Castle" on the East Africa run round the Cape.
Jacob’s Ladder on St Helena
Davy in 2012
Older but obviously no wiser.
Remember Wembley 1981
On SA Oranje Dept Southampton Feb 21st 1969
Captain’s Cocktail Party
From left to right A Hornsey 2nd fridge eng officer T Ruddy Sen 4th eng officer W Park 3rd elec eng officer D Dawson Int 3rd eng officer (me)
W Davidson Jnr eng officer G Kennedy Ext 2nd eng officer B Dickson 2nd elec eng officer J Taylor Jnr 4th eng officer J Donald Snr 3rd eng officer F Cundy Int 4th eng officer
"Clan Maclennan" left London 3rd Dec '66 for South and East Africa.
L-R G Ravi J/2/E, G Beatram J/E, R Tedford Chippie, Alan Melia C/O, J Sanderson R/O, R Hobson 3/O, Me, Peter Howard 2/O.
This was taken in Piraeus on the way home, compliments of the ships chandler, the one and only freeby i got as an engineer.