First ship Kenya Castle. Spent 4 seasons cruising in the Southern Hemisphere on the Reina del MAR.
Did the last voyages on the Cape Town, Stirling and Athlone Castles.
On several ships I served on we had passengers jump/fall overboard and be rescued after several hours, rescued crew from a sinking ship and had many stowaways.
I was on the Transvaal and Pretoria Castles when the hand over to SAFMARINE took place in Cape Town.
I was an RNR Lt during my last 6 years at sea.
I was with Union Castle from 1963 to 1974 in the Purser’s dept. I started on the Kenya Castle as Purser’s Clerk and finished on the S.A. Oranje as Purser. I spent 4 years on the Reina del Mar and did the last voyages on the Athlone, Sterling and Cape Town Castles.
With help of Mike Morley I put together 2 Reunions here in Cape Town in 1990 and again 1999/2000.