When going through the magazine and seeing Mr. Matthews obituary many memories came back, and not always very good ones I'm sorry to say!
When a cadet on the "Richmond Castle" Mr. Matthews was the bos'un.
He made it perfectly clear he did not like cadets, seemingly enjoying finding us the worst jobs on deck, if it was cold and wet you could bet your life the cadets were working outside, in the tropics we were chipping out the lower fore peak!
But looking back it did me no harm and I have no doubt he was a good bos'un. O.G.K.