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Old 12th September 2018, 04:05
majoco majoco is offline  
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Radio Officer
Active: 1964 - 1969
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 44
granty said:
i was a boatman from about 63 till 68 then i went to sea
in Shoreham.
You must have been there when I was the Sparks on "Sir William Walker" July to November '64 - I inherited the job from completing my 6 months as a trainee then the chief sparks went on extended leave and I stayed on. Had a good few sessions in the "Rising Sun" by the lock gates. A few years later - August 69 - I joined the RNR up the other end of the harbour and pleased to see that the colliers were still going to the power station.
Cheers - Martin
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