George Paxton

Service Record

From

To

Kinnaird Castle

Cadet

7/1966

1/1967

Clan MacNab

Cadet

2/1967

8/1967

Southampton Castle

Cadet

9/1967

2/1968

Clan Finlay

Cadet

3/1968

6/1968

Edinburgh Castle

Cadet

7/1968

8/1968

SA Vaal

Cadet

5/1969

9/1969

SA Vaal

4th Officer

10/1969

12/1969

King Arthur

3rd Officer

2/1970

5/1970

Southampton Castle

3rd Officer

8/1970

7/1971

Good Hope Castle

3rd Officer

9/1971

2/1972

Kinnaird Castle

3rd Officer

3/1972


Reina Del Mar

Extra 2nd Officer

7/1973

4/1974

Reina del Mar

2nd Officer

4/1974

1975

Clan Matheson

2nd Officer

7/1975

10/1975

Windsor Castle

2nd Officer

11/1975

3/1976

King William

2nd Officer

4/1976

7/1976

Balmoral Castle

Chief Officer

1977

1980

Dover Universal

Chief Officer

8/1980

11/1980

Kinpurnie Universal

Chief Officer

1981

1981

Edinburgh Universal

Chief Officer

10/1981

10/1982

Died

2013


Memories of George

An email conversation with Reg Mercer on 23 April 2013

Hi Chris,

Attached are some photos which might be of interest for new website.

If you need any further details let me know.

Not sure if you ever came across George Paxton but he was buried a few weeks ago. I did my first trip with him on Kinnaird Castle.

Reg

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I am very sad to hear such news.

I knew George well. We sailed together on Southampton Castle he was 3/O and I was x2/O.

He always wore carpet slippers and supported Kilmarnock.

A couple of years ago at the Southampton reunion I had a long talk with Ian Shearer who was master at that time. He remembered George and would have been sad to hear the news. Capt Shearer passed away last year in his 90s. In Sept I am attending the overnight reunion in Southampton and I know that Alan and Helen Stewart will be there, he was 2/O at that time.

Regards

Chris

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Now that I come to think of it there is a photo of George in the ones I sent to you this morning. It's a very bad quality one of 4 or 5 cadets sunbathing.

George is on his back at the front. It was your comment about carpet slippers reminded me!

Reg

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