Edward ‘Ted’ Evan Fisher

Email 30 April 3013

Trust you are well and enjoying keeping the new website underway!

My pc seems to have lost your email, however, I've compiled a 'potted history' which I'm attaching and hope that this, could in time, be added to the website. I know I only had a three year spell with UCL as a cadet but, like all of us in advancing years it is good to be able to look back!

Read Tony Elbra's profile.....funny how he made reference to our meeting in Italy on a Saga holiday a few years back, indeed, 50 years it was since we had last met!

Just had a long email from David Bell who was my Old Salt on the General Botha, we are all gathering in Cape Town next Feb 2012 for our 60th reunion...be quite a bash!

From the General Botha Old Boys Association Muster List

Following General Botha,

1956-64 Cadet with Union Castle Line, Third Officer with Houlder Line, Third and Second Officer with Elders & Fyffes Line.

Left the sea in 1964 to pursue a career in the construction industry in England.

Joined Francis Parker Group of companies as a Production Management Trainee, progressing into Estimating thence Sales & Marketing. Upon aquisition of Francis Group by the Tarmac Construction Group spent following 22 years in Sales eventually retiring as Sales & Marketing Director within their Precast Concrete Division.

Retired April 2004 after a most satisfying career (including seagoing) which involved travel as well as representing the construction business through the industry Trade Associations as a Committee Member.

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