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Old 12th July 2011, 21:14
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In the fifties, Union-Castle wanted passenger ship cooks to sit for the Board of Trade Ship's Cook 'ticket. They paid an extra two pounds a month to ticket holders. I passed my exam, August 1957, I was born September, 1937, therefore, I was nineteen years, eleven months old. I served as temporary Ship's Cook for ten days on the Athlone Castle when the ship's cook died...never so glad to scurry back to the passenger kitchen. I was told at the time I was the youngest seaman to have my ticket, and to have actively served as a ship's cook.

Rodney Mills, S,C. U.S.A.
Ship's Cook ticket #40151
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