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Fyffes Cadet from 72-76, stayed until 83

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Old 17th May 2018, 02:10
Ron Kirby Ron Kirby is offline
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Smile Fyffes Cadet from 72-76, stayed until 83

Hi, anyone remember me? I was an engine cadet from 72-76, sailed on the Tucurinca, Morant and Magdalena. Stayed with Fyffes until 83, finished up as 2nd Engineer, got my Chiefs ticket just in time to get made redundant when the last 4 MK2 M boats were sold off. I was in fact aboard when they were layed up in Cadiz in Spain just before they were sold.
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Old 16th June 2018, 21:26
besty besty is offline  
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Active: 1976 - 1981
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Hi Ron, think i remember you did you have your wife on board her name lyn, and did you use to do Mick Jagger as your party piece. Regards Paul Best Gp1
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Old 14th November 2018, 19:34
DaveTom DaveTom is offline
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Active: 1978 - 2016
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Yes was with you and Lyn when the ships were in Cadiz.
Went to b boats after that redundancy in 1986!
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Old 10th June 2019, 18:19
Kit-Tennant1 Kit-Tennant1 is offline
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Department: Engineering
Active: 1974 - 1986
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Hi Ron

Yes, I remember you. Magdalena when I was 1st trip Eng Cdt. If memory serves, you were J/E and accompanied by Lyn.
Other Eng Cdt with me was Chris Rhodes.
I finished with Fyffes 83/84 and went on to be C/E on North Sea drill ship.
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Old 25th August 2019, 20:16
johnrecbartlett johnrecbartlett is offline
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I remember you!

Hi Ron, I was 'Paddy' Bartlett, Eng Cadet 74-78, and stood by Manistee in Cadiz until she transferred to HK when I joined Magdalene AKA Bluestream in Malta. Did another 3 years as 2/E and C/E under HK flag with the MK II M's and the subsequent 'Super-M's . Went on to EC II and a career with Lloyd's Register - fond memories!
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Old 4th February 2020, 15:10
bloomdido bloomdido is offline  
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hi Ron my dad is the chief bob grieves we sailed on manistee together when i was a kid.also sailed with you Kit on the magdalena christmas 81.
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