John Bain was indeed from the Western Isles, in fact Stornoway, where he still resides. I sailed with John on the Manaar I think it was, and in Calcutta during Ramadan, the crew wanted water on deck at sunset, so I, as duty officer ( 2nd MATE) requested this. The next thing, John is up to my cabin ranting and raving, as was his wont!. I told him to f---k off, and not to talk to me like that in my cabin. We have been great mates ever since, in fact he is god father to my elder son!Johnny Bain was from the Western Isles and was superintendent in London during the Trafalger House days.
I heard that he had a good position with the Highlands & Islands development Board after leaving Brocks .