Was interested in your posting re LRTC vessels running in to Yelland. Being from Appledore,Reardon Smith would release me to obtain short amounts of qualifying seatime before sitting my tickets. I was Mate in the "Militence" in 1956 (Capt George Rayner) and again in the "Halcience"(Capt John Harris) Vernon, his brother, was senior pilot/harbourmaster whom you might know. One of my Uncles, Jim Cox was piloting till his retirement- probably before your time? Later pilots were John Hopkins/Colin Darch both ex Smiths a
Apprentices. I seem to recall that in the early days of Yelland getting going, the two vessels regularly coming in was J
"Jubilence" and "Kindrence", both ex Dutch coasters.