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Old 2nd July 2013, 16:28
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I took 2nd mates there in December 1958 & after one long trip in Hogarths, took 1st mates a year later. Billy was doing masters so we had Jackie who was the finest teacher I ever met. His rendition of the principles of a sextant stick in my memory 54 years later. I had a flat down the road with my pal John Newsome who I am going to France with next week. We had many happy parties there with lots of nurses. I took masters in Wellington in 1964 and was sailing the USS Co. of NZ and mostly on the NZR ferries & was chief officer on the Aramoana for quite a while. All happy days. David Mills
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