Bryan “Sid” Settatree

My own memories

Sid was a shipmate of mine when we sailed togther on Rotherwick Castle. It was a double header and Sid was Senior Cadet and I was 2nd Officer. For the best part of 9 months he was my junior on the 12-4 watch at sea and in port.

It would be difficult to imagine a more amiable and contientious cadet. He and his fellow cadet (“Alf” Barnett) contributed to a hugely enjoyable voyage.  I have no recollection as to why they were called Sid & Alf but it just suited both of them and exemplifies the affection in which they were held by their fellow officers. I would think that “Alf” got the name first (Alf Barnett - Alf Garnett) and it just made sense to call the other “Sid”.

When I heard of his tragic passing in 1971 I was shocked and greatly saddened. Sid was a splendid shipmate, a very promising officer and a good friend.

Service Record

From

To

Pre-Sea School

Warsash

9/1966

7/1967

Clan Menzies

Cadet

8/1967

4/1968

Clan MacGillivray

Cadet

4/1968

9/1968

Mid Apprenticeship

Warsash



Clan Ranald

Cadet

5/1969

6/1969

Rotherwick Castle

Cadet

6/1969

3/1970

Clan MacLennan

Un 3rd Officer

4/1970

8/1970

2nd Mates Certificate

Warsash



Tantallon Castle

3rd Officer

1/1971

5/1971

Clan MacLay

3rd Officer

5/1971

6/1971

Clan Malcolm

3rd Officer

7/1971

11/1971

Killed while on leave

13 November 1971

Aged 22

Obituary - 1971

Clansman - December 1971

Supplied by his sister Sheila

Bryan James Settatree, also known as 'Sid' to his many friends and shipmates. 1949 -1971

Bryan qualified as 2nd Officer in 1970 and was due to return to sea serving in this role in late 1971, but sadly he was tragically killed on 13/11/71, aged 22, whilst on shore leave, where he was making arrangements for his forthcoming marriage to his fiancée Gill.

Gone far too soon but never forgotten.

Memories of Sid

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