Derek Fraser Duffel

T.S. "General Botha", Gordons Bay, 1950 - 51 cadet no. 1645

Derek sailed with Union-Castle Line from 1952 - 1960.

He then ventured into various fields of business after leaving the sea and also became very closely involved with his local surf life saving club.

He went into sales starting as a medical representative. He later joined the building industry and in 1974 he was sent to Sweden to the Dynapac Factory on a training course.

However due to sanctions against South Africa Derek was retrenched and opened his own business making security gates and burglar bars.

In 1996 Derek joined his son and opened an Agency for Dynapac in the Western Cape after the return of Swedish Business.

Killed tragically in a car accident 28/08/97.

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