Greetings to All

16th February 2008, 20:07
My name is Alan Coy and I started my working life as an Engineer Cadet with Alfred Holt in 1962. After 'swallowing the anchor' I spent 17 years in the UK National Health Service as an 'Estates Officer' in various guises. Spent my last 20 years in UK Universities doing similar work before retiring and moving to France, where I now live.
Ships I sailed on were 'Atreus', 'Glenlyon', 'Flintshire', 'Phyrus' (first trip out of Birkenhead after it's fire and refit), and 'Automedon'. 1962-64 were spent at Riversdale College, Liverpool and most of this time I was residential in 'Aulis'.
I have seen Derek Roger's thread on the subject of 'Aulis' and as a result decided to make my first 'post' in the hope of making contact with old shipmates (greetings Derek!).
Best regards to all.

non descript
16th February 2008, 20:37
Alan, a warm welcome to you. That's a nice introduction piece, well done and thank you for joining the community; enjoy the site and all it has to offer and we very much look forward to your postings. Bon Voyage.

Bruce Carson
16th February 2008, 20:49
Alan, from Michigan, a warm welcome to Ships Nostalgia.
Chances are you'll hear from old shipmates and find new ones too.
Make yourself at home and enjoy all that we have to offer.


K urgess
16th February 2008, 21:09
Welcome to the crew, Alan.
As you've probably noticed there are plenty of Blue Flue aboard.
Join in and enjoy the trip.

Steve Woodward
16th February 2008, 21:31
Welcome to SN from Suffolk, enjoy your time on the site

16th February 2008, 22:44
Welcome from Lancashire.

I hope you will enjoy the site.



16th February 2008, 22:45
Welcome aboard from Glorious Devon.

17th February 2008, 06:47
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

17th February 2008, 12:25
Greetings Alan and welcome to SN from a member in the south of England. Bon voyage.