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Old 22nd March 2018, 18:34
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Originally Posted by Winmar View Post
2nd year: Andy Bourne, Neil Lovesey, Harry Williams, Martin Skinner, Lindsey Dowdall and Eddie Vitols.
There was a third year but I can only remember two guys, Paul Williams and John Walker/

Then Rocky's started to go with class 5 entries, these were lads who basically started as deck boys but the ones I remember below turned out to be great lads:-
Jon Whitford, Stuart Vallis, Tim Kelly, Chris Poole - Gleed, Ian Pinney, Jim Podger, Alec Gibbons, Terry Hitchens, Matt Black and my apologies, I cannot remember any other names.
We were all trained by great chaps, and I thank them secretly every single day, hope you all remember some of the following names? I am 60 years old now but am still that daft cadet! The following are my heroes, I hope they ring a bell for all you lads? Here Goes, in no particular order as they say on the telly!
Captain Derek Hunt, Captain Frank Craske, Captain John Bates, Capt Alex Mc Kinnon, Captain Alec Graham, Captain George Mount, Captain Noel Williams, Captain Rodney Burnett, Captain John Marsden, Captain William Millar, Captain John Phillips, Captain David Andrews, Captain Steve Pond, Captain Alan Everett, Captain David Cummins, Captain Ian Storrie, Captain Jim Mc Gregor,
Terry Frith, Bob Ord, Peter Marris, Joe Wilson, Kenny Plummer, John Steward, Tim O'Sullivan. Howard Swan, Colin Farmer, Gordon Coates, Chris Ford, Robin Ralling, Peter Turner, Mike Cooke, David Day and Dick Stevenson and so many others?
I wasn't an engineer but the following taught me and possibly you a lot?
Ian Shields, Graham Davies, Kevin Raby, Gordon Davies, Keith Boyles, Dougie Alexander, Peter Gough, Eddie Neylon, Bob Hedley, Kalli Aktar, Benjy Crentsil,Duncan Deefholts, Clayton(Sorry about the forgotten Christian name).
The real Rowbotham were a magnificent company, with great ships, great people and great training for us young and inexperienced lads. Everything I have I owe to all those great people. Apologies for anyone I have missed. I also feel I need to mention two amazing seamen that I still tell stories about, Boson's, Jimmy Ward and Ernie Horne! There is no one around today of their calibre! Class. I hope this post gives you all happy memories, it always makes me chuckle, great people, great character, great seamen and great role models!
Excuse any duplications, errors etc:
Mick Scanlon, Ted Thornley, Charlie Wescott (decd), DB Owen, Fred Windass, Steve Pond, Jerry Cosgrove, Bob Mallett, Willy Millar, Terry Frith, Norman Wardil, Trevor Hill, Gerry Whitehead, Alan Hepburn, Roger Havard (decd), Peter Brown, Bob Ord, Rex White, Arthur Smith, John Claxton, Alan Everett, Derek Hunt,Dave Andrews, Jo Wilson, Rusty Buchan, John Marsden, Dick Stevenson, Roy Stevens, Mr Witton, IP Odd,John Bates, Dave Muirhead, George Thompson, Howard Swan, Eddie Lees, John Blewett, Hughie Hall (decd), Allan Thurbon, Pete Marris, John Charlesworth, Frank Craske, George Cornwell, John Cook, George Patterson, Paul Burrell, Geoff Plastow, Ken Plummer, Alec Gibbons, Stuart Oberheim, Paul Mercer, Trevor Hill, Mike Cotton, Rod Burnett, Ian Shields, John Carolan, Dave Andrews, Kevin Raby, Steve Pond, Gordon Davis, Kenny McDonald, Turleogh MacMahon, Duncan Robertson, Gordon Sims, Dave Cummins (decd), Andy Shenton (decd), John Browning (decd), Kevin Geoghan, Chris Tate, Dave Roberts, Alec Graham, John Godwin, George Cheevers, John O’Brien, Brian Halliday, Phil Jameson, Keith Barnett, John Phillips (decd), Richard Lockwood, Mike Taylor, Capt Duffin, Gordon Kent, Harry Loughrey, Jim Cunningham, Billy Moshi, Tony Sheldrake, Mike O’Brian, Tim Kelly, Paul Larsen, John Henderson, Frank Craske, Chris Poole-Gleed, Clive Stevens, Alex McKinnon, Dieter Jaenicke, Gordon Coates, Eddie Neylon, Ernie Horne, Jim Podger, Ian Pinney, Paul Mercer, Colin Farmer.
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