I sailed with Union-Castle from the 27th May 1949 until the 24th December 1959. My last ship was the Capetown Castle as 2nd Officer.
I was a deck officer from October 1951 until my last ship the "Capetown Castle " as Second Officer in 1959
The ship that feature mostly in my discharge book was the Arundel Castle. I was sent ther first when still a cadet in October 1951. The Captain was DD Mackenzie- who was really upset to have an officer wthout a licence.
When they sent me back as Extra 4th he was even more upset and exclaimed that next voyage I would be Fourth.
That did not happen. I went to the Athlone and then the Edinburgh.
By that time I had my sea time in and went to get qualified.