Hello Bruce David Lane contacted me about this site just reading through all the messages regarding Alice RedfieldWhat a great summation of Hank. We sailed together many times and spent much time ashore in San Nicholas, Aruba. The glass eye was regularly left on guard or inserted *** with the remark "how'd you like to wake up and see that looking at you". Charlies Bar in Aruba was the scene of much such hilarity. We lost touch after I took redundancy in 1983.
I was in the Cammell laird yard at the building of Alice then sailed on her for several trips with my wife Janesta. Good times remember them well. I keep in touch with David and his wife and last year i met up with Colin Curtis the second eng on alice after Steve Fielder left. I often wonder where everybody is from them times. I too took redundancy and moved over to the offshore oil game on the platforms then over to onshore drilling rigs, left the industry in March this year lst trip was in North Iraq, out to pasture now
I remember the fire in the control room very vividly and Charlies bar in Aruba, trying to remember
the deck cadets name who we took to the bordello in Curacao for his 21 birthday present LOL.
Good to hear your still around.