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Alistair
You were Cadet Captain on the Crinan for only part of our 6 month tour. (July 64 to Jan 65). I will pass on your regards to Duncan.
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Angus,
I'm still trying to place you ,but like a few off my vintage the old grey matter has gone a bit sour due to I suppose a few beers and of course the' water of life'.
thanks for passing on my regards to Duncan. Roddy I thank you for the compliment of trying to break Big Jim but I was not that brave ,in fact on the Crinan he installed the fear of god into to most of the cadets , I was talking to Brendan Ward last week who was on the Crinan with me and he also had the same opinion of Nicol. Brendan is a Ship Manager with Cal-Mac and The Hebridean Isles is one of his charges.
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Alistair,

When you next speak to Brendan, would you please pass my best regards to him.

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Argyll said:
Angus,
I'm still trying to place you ,but like a few off my vintage the old grey matter has gone a bit sour due to I suppose a few beers and of course the' water of life'.
thanks for passing on my regards to Duncan. Roddy I thank you for the compliment of trying to break Big Jim but I was not that brave ,in fact on the Crinan he installed the fear of god into to most of the cadets , I was talking to Brendan Ward last week who was on the Crinan with me and he also had the same opinion of Nicol. Brendan is a Ship Manager with Cal-Mac and The Hebridean Isles is one of his charges.
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Alistair.(Argyll)
Angus

Give my regards to Brendan Ward. He and I had a 'good time' on the Glenpark circa. 1968 / 1969. Brendan was Third Mate and I was Second Mate. Big John MacLeod, a proper gentleman, from Lewis was Chief Officer. Happy days.

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JC,
I will indeed pas on regards to Brendan I did tell him about the site and he is on the net so he mat show up one of these days,
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Hi Alistair,

I remember you well, although I cannot remember going ashore in my civvies,,,i actually thought I looked quite smart in my uniform with a paper collar on my shirt!!!! At least that was what Susan,,,or was it Susie or Shirley used to say!!!
Ah Big Jim, now he was a terror to these apprenticles,,,if not he then it was Malcolm Thomson,,,and not to mention the Cadet Captain,,,Alistair... who seemed to have a dislike for Dundonians!!!! I can't remember this morning so how can I remember that!!

I will try and attach an image of the bairns of 1964 on the Crinan, let me know if it transmitted...still struggling with how to do this properly.





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Argyll said:
John Falconer, My name is Alistair kernachan from Tarbert Argyll hence the name Argyll,
My memory of you is going ashore in Port Talbot in your civvies , Big Jim Nicol was not amused
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Hi Angus,,,here is the image

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Angus,,,surely this is an untruth,,,see my reply to Arglye!!!...will try and send an attachment of the Crinan intake of 1964.

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Angus Murray said:
Alistair
John on more than one ocassion did indeed manage ashore in Port Talbot in civvies, but if i remember correctly, he actually went ashore in uniform, but changed into civvies somewhere between Margam wharf and the Walnut!
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Hi Angus,,,here is the image

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Angus,,,surely this is an untruth,,,see my reply to Arglye!!!...will try and send an attachment of the Crinan intake of 1964.

John
How on earth do you transpose the thumbnail into A4 or even A5??? I would love to know who was in this intake of INCs.

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John,
I don' t remember having a dislike for Dundonians, except one , and no not you, he was mate on the Broompark and I came accross him again on the Naess Cavillier,
I only remember one incident of you and civvies, that is because Big Jim Kicked my ass because of it , Do you remember the Seven Isles incident ,it cost me a couple of days wages.
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Hi Alistair,,,,,you must be the only one on the west coast who does not have a dislike for Dundonians!!!! Perhaps it was Jan Kusynski who had the dislike,,,,,,7 island incident???? Have not a clue and looking forward to you telling me,,,what did I do? (I guess wrong of course!!!)

As for the thumbnail,,,I had been trying to send "as is" but kept getting rejected ,,,tried on the gallery page but did not get through...will try gain on the large image

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John,
I don' t remember having a dislike for Dundonians, except one , and no not you, he was mate on the Broompark and I came accross him again on the Naess Cavillier,
I only remember one incident of you and civvies, that is because Big Jim Kicked my ass because of it , Do you remember the Seven Isles incident ,it cost me a couple of days wages.
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John,
You could be right about who had the dislike of Dundonians,
What happened to the wee guy Cameron , can't remember his first name, he came over as a bit of a wide boy, 7 Islands incident was me ,we had managed to get a night ashore, and myself and some of the seniors went ashore to test the beer , ended up getting rat assed and I missed stations the following morn, The mate Duncan Mac Donald reckons he lifted me out my bunk and I just crawled back in , anyway when I did arrive on the bridge we were just pulling of the berth big Jim threw me off the bdidge claiming I was pissed, and in the afternoon had me in and fined me 2 and a half days.

Happy ,Happy Days
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Serves you right alistair;
Be thankful it was big Jim Nichol, some of the masters I sailed with would have thrown
you off the ship let alone the bridge.

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Crinan 1964

Hi Alistair

ANDY Cameron was his name,,,never heard from him again,,,,,mind you never heard from anyone again,,,,till recently of course.

As for Dundonians,,,I cannot recall who it was now that disliked them but anyway I was tipped of by one Dundonian apprenticele who was leaving when we joined, DAVE DONALDSON,,,can you recall him?? Anyway he failed his eyesight for 2nd Mates, left the sea and is now running his own very succesfull tunneling company in England. He says he got the job intitially because he knew how to use a sextant???In a tunnel??

Good that the 7 islands incident was you and not me!!!!!

Starting to get the hang of using this site,,,,so may blether a bit more in the future,,,,tried to post the image of CRINAN 1964 intacke via the gallery but also could not.

Incidently,,,,,hope you can get oot o' bed in the mornings now adays!!

John


Argyll said:
John,
You could be right about who had the dislike of Dundonians,
What happened to the wee guy Cameron , can't remember his first name, he came over as a bit of a wide boy, 7 Islands incident was me ,we had managed to get a night ashore, and myself and some of the seniors went ashore to test the beer , ended up getting rat assed and I missed stations the following morn, The mate Duncan Mac Donald reckons he lifted me out my bunk and I just crawled back in , anyway when I did arrive on the bridge we were just pulling of the berth big Jim threw me off the bdidge claiming I was pissed, and in the afternoon had me in and fined me 2 and a half days.

Happy ,Happy Days
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John Cassels said:
Serves you right alistair;
Be thankful it was big Jim Nichol, some of the masters I sailed with would have thrown
you off the ship let alone the bridge.

JC
Jc You obviously met Up with Big Jim after he mellowed I can assure you if you ask any of the young lads who were there with me then you would get a different view than you have so I'll close the matter there as I have no wish to go into a war of words.
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John ,
Now I remember Andy I think back and he was quite a lad in his own way,
Glad your on site ,I go back to work tomorrow , will talk again What are you up to now? Do you remember, Brendan Ward?
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Dave served with Me onboard "Naess Sovereign" George Mayne O.M. I Mate, where is he now? along with all the other cadets whom I and Betty had the pleasure of sailing with. Also Ch. Steward Jimmy Prentice & Dympna, from Belfast, Jimmy if you read this , the twins must be almost fourty!.


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I sailed with Jimmy and Dympna Prentice. Also visited them at home with my (then) wife to be. That was about forty years ago!!! We'll be passing through Belfast in August and touring down the west coast to Cork......
 

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Hi Alistair,

I am now a marine surveyor for teh offshore industry based in Singapore,,,been living in Singapore for about 35 years.
Travel around the region quite abit with once or twice a year in London, was in in fact in London 2 weeks ago.

I remember Brendon, in fact was up for I think Masters with him in Glasgow,,,or might have been Mates in Dundee,,,,what is he up to?

Am now in Australia, leaving Saturday for Singapore via Phuket for a couple of days R&R!!!

John

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John ,
Now I remember Andy I think back and he was quite a lad in his own way,
Glad your on site ,I go back to work tomorrow , will talk again What are you up to now? Do you remember, Brendan Ward?
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John
I can not remember Alistair,s Seven Islands incident either. I think the reason may be that we were not there. Alistair,s time as Cadet Capt did not coincide exactly with our 6 month trip as there was an overlap with various Seniors and Cadet Captains during our time on board. I am sure there was not a Macdonald sailing as mate during our time, which seems to reinforce this theory.
Good to hear about Dave Donaldson and his successes ashore. Dave was a really nice fellow. We sailed together as apprentices on the Naess Pioneer.
Could you have another try at this '64 intake photo in an enlarged format. If there was 12 of us in that photo, i can account for ten, but the other two completely escape me.
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Angus Murray
 
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