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Old 8th June 2007, 11:16
David H Gillmon David H Gillmon is offline  
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This is David Gillmon saying a few words to introduce myself.
I joined the MN in 1956 and spent the next ten years on the Furness Withy cruise liner the Q.T.E.V Queen of Bermuda. Furness Withy pulled out of the New York Bermuda trade in 1966 and the QoB was brought back to Faslane to be scrapped. Being a Marconi employed R/O I was then appointed to P&O.
I remained with P&O from 1966 to 1983 serving in Oronsay and Oriana.
In 1983 I moved to passenger ferries out of Dover,Portsmouth,Poole and Weymouth. I remained with these channel ferries until 1996 and then moved to P&O Irish Sea ferries, where I remained until retiring in 2002.
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Old 8th June 2007, 11:18
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Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage
If theres a way theres a will
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Old 8th June 2007, 11:46
K urgess K urgess is offline
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Greetings and welcome aboard, David.
Plenty of us sparkies signed on these articles.
We've got the best shack afloat.
I'm sure you'll find it all of interest.
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Old 8th June 2007, 12:01
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David welcome to the site, I hope you enjoy it.
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Old 8th June 2007, 13:16
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Cool Welcome


A warm welcome to the site from the Isle of Anglesey, I guarantee you will thoroughly enjoy the SN experience!
You will certainly spark many happy memories when you have a chance to explore our threads and, who knows, you may even re-establish contact with old shipmates.
Good luck!
. . . . A closed mouth gathers no feet!
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Old 9th June 2007, 00:15
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Welcome from Lancashire and thank you for setting an example to others about how to introduce yourself!

I am sure you will enjoy the site and possibly bump into some of your former colleagues.


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Old 9th June 2007, 01:09
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hello david..........

sparkies abound on this site...................


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Old 9th June 2007, 03:53
Jim MacIntyre Jim MacIntyre is offline  
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Welcome David
I was a Deck Apprentice on QoB from August through November 1960.
My family was in New Jersey and I transferred from the Ocean Monarch while she went back to UK for annual refit. I do recall an R/O with an electric guitar working very hard on the Ventures hit 'Walk, don't run' was that you ??
Jim MacIntyre
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Old 9th June 2007, 13:16
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Greetings David and welcome to SN. Nice introduction you gave. Bon voyage.
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