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Search: Posts Made By: Bill Aitken
Forum: Bank Line 19th August 2010, 23:07
Replies: 45
Views: 4,912
Posted By Bill Aitken
I did like a Japati with marmalade.[=P]

I did like a Japati with marmalade.[=P]
Forum: Bank Line 12th August 2010, 21:54
Replies: 30
Views: 3,271
Posted By Bill Aitken
The latest

Just a quick update.
I wanted to make sure I could get on an EDH course before spending money on the STCW 95 safety courses or I would forget this dream.
I sent all the information I have found to...
Forum: Bank Line 17th July 2010, 09:20
Replies: 30
Views: 3,271
Posted By Bill Aitken
Fantastic shot Alan. Thanks for that. Looks like...

Fantastic shot Alan. Thanks for that. Looks like smokol time. Happy days.
Captain Martin had lost a bit of his hair by the time he sailed on Yewbank.
He was a great Master. He was Master on the my...
Forum: Bank Line 16th July 2010, 22:27
Replies: 30
Views: 3,271
Posted By Bill Aitken
Thanks Terence. I received all the ships...

Thanks Terence.
I received all the ships logs/crew list for Yewbank and Speybank today and can see my name there. So I now have proof of these two ships., but not Lindenbank.
Some great stuff in...
Forum: Bank Line 14th July 2010, 21:36
Replies: 72
Views: 12,559
Posted By Bill Aitken
I seem to remember my kind ship mates trying to...

I seem to remember my kind ship mates trying to sell me off as a virgin in the Sunshine club Mombasa. I did look young back then. That's all I will say on that story. lol
Forum: Bank Line 12th July 2010, 22:14
Replies: 30
Views: 3,271
Posted By Bill Aitken
Latest is below. They are on there way to me par...

Latest is below. They are on there way to me par airmail.(Thumb)

Dear Bill,
I have just come back from our off campus storage site and was able to find the crew agreements for the Speybank, ON...
Forum: Bank Line 1st July 2010, 23:02
Replies: 38
Views: 6,361
Posted By Bill Aitken
On Yewbank 72-73 We had a chinese chippy. Any...

On Yewbank 72-73
We had a chinese chippy. Any one remember the guy ? He used shout "Fxxx Oxx" to the bridge many times and was very partial to brandy. (Pint)A real character.
I think the mate was...
Forum: Bank Line 1st July 2010, 20:52
Replies: 30
Views: 3,271
Posted By Bill Aitken
Once again thank you very much guys. Latest is...

Once again thank you very much guys.
Latest is Good News
I think I have found my discharge record cost me 5.00...
Forum: Bank Line 28th June 2010, 21:52
Replies: 30
Views: 3,271
Posted By Bill Aitken
Guys I thought I would share this information,...

Guys
I thought I would share this information, should anyone else need it.
Received this email
Dear Mr. Aitken:



Thank you for your email of 28 June 2010 regarding the crew agreements of...
Forum: Bank Line 28th June 2010, 18:04
Replies: 30
Views: 3,271
Posted By Bill Aitken
Thumbs up Sounds interesting. Is that health and safety at...

Sounds interesting. Is that health and safety at sea ?
Would you have any idea where to start looking ?
Thank you Sir.
Forum: Bank Line 27th June 2010, 22:48
Replies: 30
Views: 3,271
Posted By Bill Aitken
I know what you mean, but I'll keep the dream for...

I know what you mean, but I'll keep the dream for now.
Right now going back to IT is a second choice for me. I am 55 and pretty fit. First will be a medical and the STCW 95(Do all 4 in 5 days). All...
Forum: Bank Line 24th June 2010, 20:41
Replies: 30
Views: 3,271
Posted By Bill Aitken
Thanks again guys. Your advice is really great....

Thanks again guys. Your advice is really great. Received a copy of the Telegraph today.That lady at www.bibbyshipmanagement.com was true to her word. I will have a read tonight. Looks like a good...
Forum: Bank Line 22nd June 2010, 19:25
Replies: 30
Views: 3,271
Posted By Bill Aitken
Thanks Chad for taking the time to reply. Today...

Thanks Chad for taking the time to reply.
Today I contacted Andrew Weir. They are having a few problems themself right now with this recession. They don't have records going that far back it may be...
Forum: Bank Line 21st June 2010, 23:20
Replies: 30
Views: 3,271
Posted By Bill Aitken
Help Advice. Career change

Dear Bank line ship mates.
I left the the Bankline many years ago as a navigation cadet. I am now 55 years young. I joined MV Yewbank in Tampa USA in 1973 I think(9) months trip.Then SpeybanK...
Forum: Bank Line 16th June 2009, 00:53
Replies: 21
Views: 5,672
Posted By Bill Aitken
I sailed on Yewbank. Joined her in Tampa then off...

I sailed on Yewbank. Joined her in Tampa then off to India via Durban for bunkers. Back down coasting east/south/west Africia, then paid off in London.
I was a cadet and my cabin mate was a guy...
Forum: Bank Line 15th June 2009, 23:45
Replies: 66
Views: 8,031
Posted By Bill Aitken
This is how I remember this one. Blue is the...

This is how I remember this one.
Blue is the sea we sail on
Red is the blood we sweat
White is the line of starvation
Least you should forget
The joys past and present
Of sorrows yet to come...
Forum: Bank Line 15th June 2009, 23:03
Replies: 84
Views: 25,652
Posted By Bill Aitken
Hi there. I joined my first ship YewBank in the 70s..

Joined her in Tampa USA and off to India. What a Trip !!
Forum: Say Hello 15th June 2009, 22:53
Replies: 12
Views: 2,410
Posted By Bill Aitken
Forum: Say Hello 15th June 2009, 22:40
Replies: 12
Views: 2,410
Posted By Bill Aitken
Cool Ex Bankline 70s Yewbank Spey and Linden Hi

Just thought I would say Hi. I am ex Bankline Navigation cadet.
Had a great time. Would love to hear from some old ship mates.
All practical work in these days. Canvas hatch covers etc.
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