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Old 18th January 2013, 12:04
aambury aambury is offline  
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Originally Posted by ninabaker View Post
I am about contemporary with you, Alec. I dont think I recall you but I am hopeless at names and faces, so apols if we did meet. I was deck cadet 72-76 and then acouple of trips as 3/O on the Unity and the Progress before I went to Bibby's and then C&W.

My ships and dates were:
Deck cadet
British Willow 14 August 1972 - 28 December 1972
British Cavalier 23 Feb 1973- 28 June 1973
British Argosy 25 July 1973 - 26 Aug 1973
British Osprey 11 April 1974 - 19 Aug 1974 (this as the ship on which Vanessa sailed with me - she was about a year behind me at that point)
British Aviator 23 September 1974 - 18 Feb 1975 (although I was briefly signed off and then on again the same day due to a mix up at head office as to whether I was to leave the ship or not on 5th jan 1975)
British Gannet 22 Feb 1975 - 2 April 1975
British Willow 11 April 1975 - 15 Aug 1975
3rd mate
British Unity 29 May 1976 -16 Oct 1976
British Progress 13 jan 1977 - 3 April 1977

Then to Bibby Bros
3rd mate on Lancashire 1 July 1977 - 8 Nov 1977
2nd mate on Dorsetshire 23 nov 1977 - 21 Apr 1978

Got my 1st mate's cert 1 march 1979

Then to Cable & Wireless
3rd mate on cable ventrue 5 March 1979 - 14 June 1979

Then I left the sea for the last time

nina
Nina, I knew you well by name, but our paths never crossed sadly..
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