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Old 14th January 2011, 19:25
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Born in Lancashire 12 10 33 on a Thursday, sailed on my first trip on 12 10 50 on a Thursday on the Lancashire a troopship bound for Korea. Call sign engraved in my memory G L Z C.
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Old 14th January 2011, 19:38
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KWZD
The Black Douglas, a Fish and Wildlife research ship. My first trip to sea as a unpaid deck boy in 1962 at the age of 16, followed by a trip as OS in 1963. Why in the world I have that call sign branded in my brain is beyond my comprehension, but it is!
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thats the point ...its surprising after all these years that things like callsigns just never go away... i can remember almost all of them but the first one never goes....like a virgin hell i went into coast stations and got hammered with more of em!!!
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Old 14th January 2011, 21:36
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First Ship SS "el lobo" CT Bowerings 1969 Captain Pierre Robier
tanker sailing from elmsmereport to Venezuala
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Old 14th January 2011, 21:38
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Oops! forgot call sign El Lobo GCFH
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Old 14th January 2011, 22:03
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1942 MV City of Lille GSLN as 3rd R/O Capt Geo Vickers
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Old 15th January 2011, 00:18
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1942 MV City of Lille GSLN as 3rd R/O Capt Geo Vickers
Ivor that puts you at sea during the war... outstanding
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Old 15th January 2011, 00:33
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First ship "MV Statesman", call sign GMUD, 1974. Chief R/O L. Ricaud, Captain K. Long. Joined in West India docks London sailed to Caribbean and South America.
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Chris,

I thought the name rang a bell - thought it was just coincidence. Just looked at your profile and you are the same man. Worked with you at both GND and GLD at various times. I gather you will have seen the other GKA and CS members, some hiding under pseudonyms.
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Old 15th January 2011, 15:16
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Old 15th January 2011, 15:17
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GHVX British Hussar Isle of Grain 10-11-66, next stop Banias Senior R/O Mick Brown Captain JH Thompson from South Shields, like previous thread can rememeber most if not all of them up to the last one sov Ullswater V7VP6 which I left on the 11th January 2011 a career opf 44+ years swallowed the anchor at last
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Old 15th January 2011, 16:53
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Joined Seaforth Liverpool August 1976 next stop Melbourne Australia.

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MV Cumberland C/R/O Archie McGuigan ex NZS Capt H.R Phillips the man was a gent. me 2/R/O Archie sent TR to GNF I sent one to PCH Archie never set foot in the Radio Room again for 6 months!!! happy days....
Chris - I reckon that was Archie McGuiness, he liked the H-Boats with the Radio Room and accommodation on the boat deck aft of the funnel. Out of sight, out of mind. went round the land with him on Hinakura, he was coasting for a while after an operation.
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Old 16th January 2011, 18:25
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Was Lagos Palm October 1958 courtesy Marconi East Ham

Call sign I think was GYND first port Dakar
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Old 16th January 2011, 18:47
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Although I was not a Radio Officer I do remember my first ship's call sign.
MV St John GBRT. At first I thought it meant Great Britain!
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Old 16th January 2011, 19:22
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La Marea GBBU, Buries Markes on charter to Volkswagen, Captain Al Finlay, 1st R/O Davy Kay followed by Adrian Thomas. Smiley Holmes Apprentice, John Cole 3rd / 2nd Mate, Douglas Bidder, Leckie - "Mornin' Gentlemen...Mornin' Junior Sparks". Poor food but a happy ship for all that!
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Old 16th January 2011, 20:51
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Chris - I reckon that was Archie McGuiness, he liked the H-Boats with the Radio Room and accommodation on the boat deck aft of the funnel. Out of sight, out of mind. went round the land with him on Hinakura, he was coasting for a while after an operation.

you are absolutely right it was McGuiness ol bugger had a better tan than the crew...bless his cotton socks....I guess he is shuffled off by now. I think he did me a favour on my first trip it was sink or swim.. even had a telling off from GKA...later in my coast station days i met most of those that worked when i was at sea... we all keep in touch today... happy days eh... i was the last man to leave Landsendradio/GLD...
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Old 16th January 2011, 20:55
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Chris,

I thought the name rang a bell - thought it was just coincidence. Just looked at your profile and you are the same man. Worked with you at both GND and GLD at various times. I gather you will have seen the other GKA and CS members, some hiding under pseudonyms.
Glad to have you aboard.

Neville - Hawkey01

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Neville
you have the advantage on me mate..can you remind me when we worked together...I moved over to Ship Inspection in 94 till we lost the contract then ended up back in GLD as my office...i was the last man to switch the lights off...that always was a standing joke with the lads ...turned out to be true in the end.. I still keep in touch with a few of the CS and GKA lads a lot of them came over to the business i am doing now.
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Old 16th January 2011, 20:58
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Chris,

I thought the name rang a bell - thought it was just coincidence. Just looked at your profile and you are the same man. Worked with you at both GND and GLD at various times. I gather you will have seen the other GKA and CS members, some hiding under pseudonyms.
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Neville - Hawkey01

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Nevill are you still in touch with the lads from GLD? we have regular meets at the pub in Penzance
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Old 16th January 2011, 22:31
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Old 17th January 2011, 12:52
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It's coming on for sixty years since I came ashore and the only call sign I can remember is GDRC but I'm bg-------d if I can remember which ship this was !!! Anyone know?
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Old 17th January 2011, 13:26
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My first ship was British Pride, GRIQ, which I joined as 2R/O in November 1974 for a 6 month trip.
R/O was a chap called Bob Lane, sailing with his wife, Wendy.
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Old 17th January 2011, 15:13
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1971 Shell tanker s.s. MITRA/GYYW Capt Lomax (Aussie - I think)
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Old 17th January 2011, 18:11
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It's coming on for sixty years since I came ashore and the only call sign I can remember is GDRC but I'm bg-------d if I can remember which ship this was !!! Anyone know?
the callsign is sitting with a yacht now the Lady Sarya... i think it got it in the 70s...but i have a book when i left the coast stations that has them all just cant find it yet...
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Old 18th January 2011, 14:15
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I joined Brocklebank's SS Mahseer / GZSV in April 1963 in London. UK to India and East Pakistan as Chota Marconi Sahib (2R/O) under the watchful eye of Burrah Marconi Sahib Harry Jefferson (1R/O) and Captain John (a.k.a. "Gobby") Nuttall.
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