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Old 6th April 2008, 09:23
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Frank Butler

Does anyone remember Frank? Is he still around?
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Old 9th April 2008, 15:27
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I remember Frank Butler well. He was one of the better Crew Super`s of the day, a thorough gentleman. Buy cant help you with where he is now.Sorry.
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Old 9th April 2008, 22:14
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ex Port Line bosun........and gentleman as you say.

wish i could help with his present circumstances, i would like to know myself.

best regards...........
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Old 10th April 2008, 08:45
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Remember Frank in the london office,a true gent,i remember we were flying out to join the New Plymouth in Piraues,had a night in the Heathrow airport hotel,it was my mates 21st so we ran up quite a bill,didnt pay in the morning said put it on Port Line slate.Forgot all about it,until about 7 months later flew home from Cairo,where Frank met us to pay off.He said we owed him about 70.00 for our bill in the hotel.we thought christ weve just done 7 months for nothing.He had us along for a while then put us out of misery,and said have it on Port Line.Always used to remind us that we owed him every time we saw him.Was a plessure to work for,a great guy.
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Old 10th April 2008, 09:29
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If you remember Frank do you remember his side kick John Vaughn, about 1993 i rang p&o to see if there was any jobs and it was him who answered.about 1987 he left cunard to go there after cunard let all there container/cargo division go. But then he had lost contact with Frank
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Old 11th April 2008, 14:45
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Frank Butler

I remember joining the Nicholson In Antwerp and Frank turning up with the expenses when I was so bad with the booze that I couldn't even sign my name! (Changed days!)

He took me down to a wee bar round the corner from the hotel and bought me two brandy and ports to ease the pain! A real gent!
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Old 14th May 2008, 13:05
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ex Port Line bosun........and gentleman as you say.

wish i could help with his present circumstances, i would like to know myself.

best regards...........
Frank was bosun on the Port Nicholson when i joined her in 1966
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Old 14th May 2008, 13:18
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Always struck me in my 7 or 8 years in Cunard as a top bloke(it's ok Frank, i don't want my job back).
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Old 16th October 2008, 12:10
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Frank Butler and John Vaughan.

Gents,
Frank still going strong,last seen at Vintage Port reunion May '08 on board HMS Wellington.
Sadly John Vaughan passed away only a few weeks ago in Rotherham.
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Mike lw
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Old 16th October 2008, 20:22
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Vintage Port............

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/VintagePort/
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Old 4th May 2009, 13:25
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i remember him well he ended my carearer in the merchant navy came back from a wee drink a shore one of the galley boys birthday big argument broke out as we were going on board ship dont remember what happend next but finisheh up in his office next morning he was'nt very friendly towards me as i was still an e.r boy 1 trip from being a greaser he ended it that was may 1968...
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Old 21st May 2009, 15:33
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I also joined the Port Nicholson 2nd Feb '66 to 30th July '66 as a JOS, I remember Frank well, Used to have a laugh with him when he worked in the Blue Star Port Line office in KG5.
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Old 21st May 2009, 23:17
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a pic of Frank...........credit to the Vintage Port website
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Old 25th May 2009, 23:09
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with Frank Butler when he was SOS on the Port Napier with his neighbourhood buddy "Vick Vikery". Have photos of the pair.

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Old 28th May 2009, 20:23
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Yep Cunard Cargo and Port Line ...it was Frank who gave me my jobs, also a straight guy to deal with, I saw a fair bit of the world through him...I will raise a glass to you ....Cheers Frank.

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Old 9th March 2010, 14:40
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Frank I hope is a gentleman and a scholar I cant confirm this but somebody told me he got the OBE for service to the industry Patrick Finselbach
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Old 9th March 2010, 21:03
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If he didn't he should have.
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Old 25th August 2010, 14:09
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He did
Frank Butler OBE
Sailed with Frank on the Port Nic
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Old 23rd January 2012, 20:32
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Frank

I remember Frank retiring about 85 or 86?
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Old 1st February 2012, 22:29
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Frank is on here somewere
http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/member.php?u=52360
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