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Old 15th June 2007, 11:14
ian keyl ian keyl is offline  
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Harry Thompson Chief Engr;

Harry was any old family friend of my parents he was from Torry Aberdeen then moved to Wales, does anybody know anything about Harry . I may be wrong with his christian name .I know he took out a couple of the then new Glens and a Shire ,not sure which.

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Old 30th November 2008, 18:38
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A Harry Thompson was Chief Engineer in Glenorchy in 1961 on my first trip to sea. He was a large man with a moustache and I recall he once went swimming after dark and jumped into the pool that had been emptied of water! It was always rumoured he had been a Spitfire or Hurricane pilot in WW2. This is an old thread, hope this reaches you.
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Old 21st January 2009, 09:12
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Many thanks AGamemnon,
Yes Harry may have supporteda moustache at some time but was certainly a large bloke ,he took out a couple of new Glens from the builders yard and was on the Denbyshire for a while I think. I dont know of the WW2 pilot episode ,I think not as my mum went to school with Harry in Aberdeen before the war and i cant recall any mention of the RAF but who knows .many thanks for your reply .
Ian Keyl.
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Old 21st January 2009, 09:45
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I also sailed with Harry Thompson on the Glenorchy, 1961, I sailed as second trip assistant engineer, he was a jolly and very fair Chief. The captain was H S Clarke who was highly decorated during the second world war.

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Old 23rd February 2009, 15:32
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Yes, Capt H S Clarke was one of the most highly decorated MN officers of WW2. Sad to say his experiences got the better of him.....these days he would have been a strong contender for counselling!
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