15th January 2008, 06:36
Are there any ex weather ship men out there. I was a Radio/Op on the WX Monitor late 1968. There were six of us and we used to split the watch between Met and Aircraft frequencies.We provided a Radio Beacon and gave radar fixes, on request, to aircraft flying the North Atlantic. I also did a couple of trips on either the WX Recorder or Reporter, cant remember which,they didnt stamp our discharge books. We were employed by the Met Office and the ships were based at Greenock. The trips were usually 28 days with about 3 weeks in harbour. The pay wasnt all that thrilling but at least you got home regularly.