Ships Nostalgia - View Single Post - BP female Navigation Cadets
View Single Post
Old 5th May 2012, 05:08
Graham Wallace Graham Wallace is offline  
Senior Member
Department: Engineering
Active: 1955 - 1962
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,456
Originally Posted by Shannoner View Post
I was in my final year of the R/O's course at the Ulster Polytechnic, Jordanstown (Belfast) doing the DoT Radar Maintenance Cert in 79/80, and I had the pleasure of sharing a house with Norman Paddle and Billy Ireland, two BP Cadets. Norman was from Cork and Billy was from just down the road from the Poly, in North Belfast. There was another cadet who had grown up in Africa but was originally from Co. Meath or thereabouts, his name escapes me. The lads were some craic, and we had the best Thursday night parties on the campus, all courtesy of the lads who were earning a good wage compared to our student grants. I think they were studying for their 2nd mates ticket at the time.
Graham, your post brought back great memories of wild times.
Mick ,
I have just come across Norman Howard Paddle ex 1976 DC. Went on to sail master but not with BP. Possibly in North Sea operations now.
Reply With Quote