Roland Trevor Jacques


Service Record

From

To

HMS Conway

Pre-Sea College

1/1945

12/1946

Joined Company

1946


Rustenburg Castle

Cadet

6/1949


Durban Castle

Extra 2nd Officer

9/1954


Pretoria Castle

2nd Officer

12/1956

2/1957

Drakensburg Castle

Chief Officer

2/1959

11/1959

Rustenburg Castle

Chief Officer

12/1959

2/1960

Kenilworth Castle

Chief Officer

3/1960

8/1960

Harwich Pilot Service



Cadet in 1947

Roland Jacques, who was born on April 21, 1929.

Died 2018

Roland went to sea and was a cadet on 'HMS Conway', a naval training ship, after which he joined the Union-Castle Line, eventually becoming First Officer of a mail boat.

Then, for 27 years he was a Trinity House Pilot, taking vessels into London, Harwich and other ports.

He married Marie-Louise Clemence Julie Joseph Servais (known as Youyou because of her siblings' inability to pronounce Louise) from Uccle, a suburb of Brussels, whom he met on the liner 'Durban Castle'.

They had four children, who are Trevor Hubert, Gerald Louis, Jacqueline Chantal and John-Christian.

From The Jacques Family

Chatting with The Duke of Kent in 1979

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