Simon Jackson

Email 6 August 2014

How did you manage to bypass being third officer?



Reply 6 August 2014

No doubt they were desperate! ....I had been sailing as 4/0 & 3/0 on the Edinburgh Castle.

Most of the 3/0’s in B&C at that time were uncertificated and I was dispatched to the Clan Macgregor to relieve Charlie Wood as soon as I passed second mates.

I seem to recall that Bob Bigwood the Ch Off only had a 1st Mates certificate at the time and all of the 0fficers apart from the Master and Ch Eng were under 30 years old.

Happy Days. For the last 22 years I have been Piloting at the Haven Ports (Felixstowe, Harwich, Ipswich & Mistley) on the East Coast.

Email 20 Aug 2014

I have dug out a couple of photos, “before and after”. I am the one on the right next to Glyn Lewis.... Don’t suppose there is any way I can get in touch with Glyn?


Simon Jackson

At Corner Brook in 1972

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