Originally Posted by ROBERT HENDERSON
In 1951 I sailed as AB on the La Cordillera, which at the time I though was the first ship under the UK flag to carry a full female catering staff. I was also under the impression that the Langleclyde was operated bby the same group, i.e. Buries Marks.
Robert- thanks yours the other day I did not realise Buries Marks were the instigators of female cateringstaff. Obviously VanOmm. continued the tradition when they took over management from BM.Other vessels under VO Management /Ownership at the time did not carry female catering staff.They were Dunkery Beacon, Crowborogh Beacon, Hereford Beacon,Melbury Beacon,Ivinghoe Beacon Regards Teb.