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Old 18th February 2018, 12:30
johnalistair johnalistair is offline  
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Can anyone tell me how I can get the GBLA badge I was on the Scottish Star at the beginning and visited most of the other ships though not all welcomed us at first, the Eastern Europeans and the French were not that friendly at the beginning. Happy memories. Many thanks.
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Old 18th February 2018, 13:35
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What's a GBLA badge?

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Old 18th February 2018, 16:17
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I think it is the Great Bitter Lake Association awarded to ships trapped in the Suez Canal during the canal closure
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Old 18th February 2018, 19:57
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Thanks George, that makes sense.

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Old 23rd February 2018, 12:09
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Hello John, I'm not sure where you can get a badge. Here's a photo of it.

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Old 23rd February 2018, 20:19
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Thanks Cath, I shall keep looking.
I have tried to send you a couple of emails to you but never got through to you.
As I am now in the presence of reading your book "Stranded" which put a few things straight which I forgot about or did not know about, so thanks for this. John
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Old 24th February 2018, 08:14
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Thanks for your reply John. I have tried to contact you before as well. Apologies for the email problems - there was an issue on my website, which has now been fixed.

I'm glad you have a copy of my book and would love to know what you think.
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Old 19th August 2018, 13:25
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Hi Cath, Siegfried Hellwig has contacted me so thanks for that.
They are having a reunion on the 02-05 September, so I will be seeing him on the 02 Sept. in Olsberg, which is about an hour drive from, so it will be interesting to meet the crew of the Nordwind and then I can see about getting a badge to go with my MN blazer badge. I will let you know how it went.
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Old 20th August 2018, 11:10
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Dear John Alistair, that's great to hear that you are going to the reunion with the Nordwind crew. I've been in touch with Siegfried and he told me all about it. He also put me in touch with Günter, who is going to take photos. If you get a group photo from the reunion, would you be able to email it to me? I'd love to use in a blog post about the Nordwind reunions. I hope you manage to get a badge too!

Also, if there's another GBLA reunion in Liverpool next year, would you be interested in attending?

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Old 20th August 2018, 22:29
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Hi Cath,
Will most certainly send you what photos that are taken.
I am afraid Liverpool is just too far for me, I suffer from COPD, which restricts my movements.
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Old 23rd August 2018, 20:44
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Hi John

Thank you very much for offering to send me a photo.

Sorry to hear you have restricted movements and wouldn't be able to go to Liverpool.

Hope you have a wonderful time with the Nordwind seafarers.

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Old 24th August 2018, 22:36
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Dear John Alistair, that's great to hear that you are going to the reunion with the Nordwind crew. I've been in touch with Siegfried and he told me all about it. He also put me in touch with Günter, who is going to take photos. If you get a group photo from the reunion, would you be able to email it to me? I'd love to use in a blog post about the Nordwind reunions. I hope you manage to get a badge too!

Also, if there's another GBLA reunion in Liverpool next year, would you be interested in attending?

Best wishes

Cath
Hi Cath,

Can you keep me posted on the dates for the Liverpool re-union next year if it goes ahead, as I'm planning on being in the UK May/June and would love the chance to meet up.


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