After 5 years on the Aussi coast I walked in to the Port Line office in Sydney in 1975 with the ink still wet on my Ist Mates Certificate, and said I wanted to join a British company and to take my wife to sea with me. They wouldn't let me out of the office until I had signed a contract, but stressed that I was joining Cunard, not Port Line. I sailed on the ACT 6, Cunard Cavalier, & Cunard Calamanda as second mate and the Maihar as Chief officer. A great way to bring up my time for Masters. I was offered the QE2 but my wife said no - so am I really a Cunarder????