Shows how old age can play tricks, mind you I think I did pretty well getting the name nearly right. Thanks for your post.
I have a photo of some of the guys from my course, could have been 1st mates, who used to have a kick around on the playing fields at the back of the college.
I must post it 'cos I think Pete may be on the photo.
The story about the painting is a good yarn anyway.
all the best
Steve Mills (I also worked for UASC)