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.