Sid Lamy

From Reef Knot July 1949

Known to cadets as “The Screaming Skull”

During a chronic shortage of toilet paper aboard St John he used to wait for an officer to enter the “heads”. He would then go out to the rail and watch to see how much paper came from the waste overflow.

Cadets being cadets we used to delight in feeding an entire roll down the pan whilst on continuous flush. Sid’s face would be a delight.

From then on we posted a notice over each roll holder:

“The ship’s company are limited to three pieces of paper per visit; one fore and aft, one athwartships and another polishing”

Service Record

From

To

Joined

Company

4/1947


Fort Frontenac

Chief Steward

1/1949

10/1949

St Essylt

Chief Steward

11/1949


St Helena

Chief Steward

1952


St Essylt

Chief Steward


1962

St John

Chief Steward

1964

1965

Richmond Castle

Purser-Chief Steward

8/1965

1/1966

Rochester Castle

Purser-Chief Steward

4/1966

5/1966

Retired

6/1966


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