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Old 9th January 2015, 23:31
Jacafree Jacafree is offline  
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Engineering
Active: 1964 - 1967
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 5
Bidford Priory

Hi Everyone. I sailed on Bidford in 1966 Jr 5th Eng. I joined the ship with Chief and 3rd. The 3rd (John ? ) got hit by a truck in Trieste a few days before we joined ship. John survived but was a couple of weeks in hospital before joining the ship in Port Said. The Bidford sailed to Malta to go into dry dock for about a week (What a week) The dock pub --"The first and last " was well used. Another memory is when I joined the ship in Rejika Yugoslavia I was greeted by Engineer who told me I was replacing an engineer who Died while blowing boiler tubes . He showed me pictures of Sea burial -- Union jack an all. Any one remember this ? Those were the days !!

Anyone remember ! ?

Jack ( Vancouver Canada )
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