Interesting comment from Robert that BP thought everything would remain the same, can only assume they got a bit of a shock.
Would like to hear more from those who stuck it out for a few years, only bit of info. I got was about a local lecky who spent all/most of his leave in Spain to avoid paying income tax. Does not sound like much of a life to me.
Would have been a good chance to keep all their British officers and go for Indian crews, but by this time even they were starting to go downhill.