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Search: Posts Made By: Bernard McIver
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 25th September 2015, 00:35
Replies: 6
Views: 2,002
Posted By Bernard McIver
I obtained my Special Certificate in 3 months by...

I obtained my Special Certificate in 3 months by fast tracking through day and evening classes in order to beat the prospect of conscription as I had just reached 18. I was overseas for 2 years so...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 23rd May 2015, 23:49
Replies: 16
Views: 4,904
Posted By Bernard McIver
These postings bring back memories. Attended IMR...

These postings bring back memories. Attended IMR in Moseley St, Oct 1942-Jan 1943 and obtained Special Certificate. Thompson was the principal at the time.
I was living away from home at the time...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th February 2015, 09:04
Replies: 35
Views: 7,240
Posted By Bernard McIver
Like Teb I was at sea two weeks after obtaining...

Like Teb I was at sea two weeks after obtaining my Special Certificate. Probably saved me from National Service as I had just turned 18. First trip lasted 3 months then away for 2 years so no chance...
Forum: Histories 19th January 2015, 01:52
Replies: 1
Views: 868
Posted By Bernard McIver
Adrastus

Terri, If you Google S.S. Adrastus you will find several links relevant to your enquiry, including a posting on this site by Hugh Ferguson on 28th Feb. 2007. Adrastus was involved in a collision and...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 10th April 2014, 09:48
Replies: 35
Views: 9,673
Posted By Bernard McIver
I am seeking information on the movements of MV...

I am seeking information on the movements of MV Kauri in 1942/43. To date my search has proved fruitless. Any assistance greatly appreciated.
Bernard
Forum: Say Hello 30th January 2014, 08:53
Replies: 20
Views: 2,826
Posted By Bernard McIver
Trusty, Your reference to your father's medals...

Trusty,
Your reference to your father's medals is interesting. As they were issued in 1950 he should have received the Burma Clasp to be worn on his Pacific Star. The "R" could refer to the ribbon...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 8th November 2013, 08:48
Replies: 600
Views: 205,561
Posted By Bernard McIver
Hello David, Just come across your posting...

Hello David,

Just come across your posting requesting a photo of "Silverguava". Did you have any luck in locating one? I was 2nd Radio Officer on this ship July-November 1945. We were in...
Forum: Ellerman 6th November 2013, 23:07
Replies: 15
Views: 4,316
Posted By Bernard McIver
Hello Hugh, Heartfelt thanks for keeping...

Hello Hugh,

Heartfelt thanks for keeping their memory alive. This is a sombre time for rememberance of all who gave their lives in the service of their country, and the many who returned with...
Forum: Say Hello 1st May 2013, 01:00
Replies: 4
Views: 777
Posted By Bernard McIver
Hello A.B. 3550, I have sent you a PM regarding...

Hello A.B. 3550,
I have sent you a PM regarding John Haggerty as I am also researching his history for a friend.
Regards,
Bernard
Forum: The Radio Room 21st January 2013, 22:32
Replies: 6
Views: 1,547
Posted By Bernard McIver
Hello mvagnes, Looks like I may be the first...

Hello mvagnes,

Looks like I may be the first to put my hand up. Served as R/O on two Dutch ships 1943-45, then last ship Silver Guava. Like you living in Australia.
Regards,
Bernard
Forum: SN Directory Discussion 24th December 2012, 23:06
Replies: 23
Views: 15,371
Posted By Bernard McIver
Hugh, Re: Your posting #8 "The British...

Hugh,
Re: Your posting #8 "The British campaign medals are not allied ones they were awarded to those who served on British registered ships".
This may be misleading as in my case all my medals...
Forum: Ellerman 6th November 2012, 23:19
Replies: 15
Views: 4,316
Posted By Bernard McIver
Hello Hugh, It is a privilege to join good...

Hello Hugh,
It is a privilege to join good friends Stan and Eric in expressing our feelings for you on this sad anniversary. An opportunity also to thank you personally for the great work you have...
Forum: Royal Navy 14th May 2012, 23:59
Replies: 10
Views: 3,142
Posted By Bernard McIver
Thanks for posting the link, I found the photos...

Thanks for posting the link, I found the photos most interesting.
My father served on Carysfort, a sister ship of Caroline, from her commisioning in 1915 to the end of WW1.
Bernard
Forum: Ship Research 15th July 2011, 01:16
Replies: 53
Views: 10,335
Posted By Bernard McIver
Thank you Stan for your postscript. It is...

Thank you Stan for your postscript. It is interesting to note that we were almost together in our Westbound sailings. Clavella was in convoy ON 168 and Cape Howe in ON 169. I well remember the...
Forum: The Radio Room 8th April 2011, 23:25
Replies: 14
Views: 3,549
Posted By Bernard McIver
Hello Fran and welcome, May I suggest that...

Hello Fran and welcome,

May I suggest that you widen your search by placing your enquiry on this website: http://www.mercantilemarine.org
Provide as much detail as you can, full names, place &...
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd December 2010, 21:57
Replies: 234
Views: 47,600
Posted By Bernard McIver
I obtained my Special Certificate at IMR Mosley...

I obtained my Special Certificate at IMR Mosley St. Manchester, Oct42/Jan43.
The principal was Mr. Tomlinson. When did this college move to Brooks Bar?
Bernard
Forum: Say Hello 22nd August 2010, 00:26
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By Bernard McIver
Hello Rosalie 21, I don't know if this will...

Hello Rosalie 21,

I don't know if this will help. Some years ago when searching for my Uncle I found him in the 1901 Census shown as occupation RMLJ location Sark. After much investigation it...
Forum: Royal Navy 12th August 2010, 00:32
Replies: 23
Views: 11,410
Posted By Bernard McIver
Photographs of HMS TRACKER can be found on this...

Photographs of HMS TRACKER can be found on this link:

http://www.navsource.org/03/01006.htm

Bernard
Forum: Royal Navy 11th August 2010, 23:55
Replies: 23
Views: 11,410
Posted By Bernard McIver
The only WW2 HMS TRACKER I am aware of was the...

The only WW2 HMS TRACKER I am aware of was the first of 9 Baby Flat Tops completed in Portland Oregon in February 1943. I was there in February 1944 when the last one, HMS TROUNCER, was commissioned...
Forum: The Radio Room 17th July 2010, 00:32
Replies: 11
Views: 2,986
Posted By Bernard McIver
Bob, In my case I was referred to the Radio...

Bob,

In my case I was referred to the Radio Officer's Union in Liverpool who allocated a ship and drew up the contract. One problem facing many newly qualified Radio Officers was that they were...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th July 2010, 00:33
Replies: 11
Views: 2,986
Posted By Bernard McIver
Bob, I echo Ivor's remarks about Bridge...

Bob,

I echo Ivor's remarks about Bridge watch whilst in convoy. Not the preferred place during the winter of 1942/43. I remember we tried to relay the hoisted flag signal from the Commodore...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th November 2009, 21:55
Replies: 30
Views: 4,114
Posted By Bernard McIver
My apologies to all. This should have read...

My apologies to all. This should have read "1944".
Bernard
Forum: Model Ships 3rd October 2009, 10:05
Replies: 5
Views: 1,331
Posted By Bernard McIver
Hello Succour, I was able to visit the...

Hello Succour,

I was able to visit the Flying Angel Mission in Fremantle this morning and copied the following, hope it is what you want. If you have any further queries just ask.

COMMONWEALTH...
Forum: Model Ships 2nd October 2009, 09:09
Replies: 5
Views: 1,331
Posted By Bernard McIver
Hello Succour, I have just phoned the...

Hello Succour,

I have just phoned the Mission, the name of the ship is Port Townsville.
Will try to visit the Mission tomorrow and get all details for you.
Regards,
Bernard
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd October 2009, 00:17
Replies: 30
Views: 4,114
Posted By Bernard McIver
In 1994 at Colombo we were carrying out...

In 1994 at Colombo we were carrying out maintenance on the Spark transmitter.
The 3rd R/O had failed to operate the Condensor Discharge Button before opening the cage door, which was standard...
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