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Dungeness Pilots.
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Hugh Ferguson



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Pilots going afloat in blowing weather!
· Date: Sun, 31 December 06 · Views: 784
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Hugh Ferguson

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Wed, 18 February 09 15:11

I took this photograph in Dec.1966. A new muster of pilots is heading out to board the tender, anchored in Dover Harbour, prior to being transported the ten miles down to Dungeness. Arriving there they will transfer to the cruising pilot cutter and await their turn to be called to pilot a ship to Gravesend, Sheerness, or possibly a port on the Continent.
The pilots are, from left to right, John Frankish; Eric Diggle (dcd.); Jim Francis &
Fred Gabriel (dcd.)
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Hugh Ferguson

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Sat, 11 July 09 07:22

The pilot on the left, John Frankish, died in May 2009.
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Hugh Ferguson

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Fri, 4 March 11 01:08

You can tell, by the expressions on their faces, what the weather is like!
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barrypriddis

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Fri, 4 March 11 19:50

A very nostalgic photo Hugh. The way it used to be, complete with duffel coat.

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Hugh Ferguson

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Sat, 5 March 11 14:25

Yes, Barry, this was an era before Sea-Safe coats (with the built in buoyancy aid) came on the scene. Trinity House pilots, being classified as self employed, were obliged to wear a uniform but no form of safety equipment. If a pilot had ever thought of donning a life jacket before going off in the boat he would have had some very strange looks from the others. That's the way it was done and had been for centuries: no-one ever gave a thought to changing it!
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barrypriddis

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Sat, 5 March 11 18:55

All of that Hugh, plus climbing a vertical wooden pilot ladder in a heavy sea. All part of the job, and no-one thought twice about it.

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