David Oakden

I joined the B & C group as it was known in 1962 as a junior radio officer.  

My Union-Castle ships were Transvaal Castle 4th Radio Officer 12 months Rothesay Castle Radio Officer 2 years. and a few coastings.

I left the sea in 1980 from the Scottish Lion.

What a wonderful list you have many an old friend and memory .

David passed away on Thursday 1st August 2019.

From Brian Cotton on Facebook

Sad news for me.

I first met David when I was studying for my First Class PMG at Riversdale and he was on the Second CLass course.

A year later I reported to Captain Mobbs at Vittoria Dock and he asked me to show this young lad over the Clan MacIntosh which I had just coasted from Glasgow. He soaked it all up like blotting paper.

He was later at Riversdale as a technician and then worked for the Merseyside Police on their communications network - he showed me the very impressive range of equipment and aerial systens.

A thoroughly decent man.

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