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Old 7th November 2012, 22:05
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Cadet (or should it be Cadette?)

Originally Posted by ninabaker View Post
I agree, but not of course my choice, and I did do my damnedest to keep my head below the parapet as much as I could, but after I started with them BP would occasionally foist publicity on me and some of the other female cadets. I knew the boys, rightly, resented it but there seemed to be nothing to be done at the time.
I recall that there was a female Deck Cadet on the British Robin in 1974/5. I think her name was Gail Hardy (both really good names for someone aspiring to be a ship's captain). She came in for her fair share of leg pulling but no more than any other first tripper
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