Marine, Aeronautical and Coast Station Radio Officers
Ships, Radio Rooms and Radio Officers
Wartime identity card of ROA member Ian Malcolm. Ian has written several very interesting books about his career which members might like to purchase.
Wartime payslip from R/O Ian Malcolm serving on Liberty vessel Samite.
R/O Ian Malcolm (left) with colleague Dick Molland on the bridge of Glengarry/GNCS in Colombo on Boxing Day 1949.
Radio Room Opal Country/ZCLS. R/O was Richard Phillips
British Progress/GRUU. R/O was Richard Phillips who adds “don’t know when the picture was taken but I joined her on 26th June 1975 at Minah al Ahmadi Sea Island in Kuwait. She was built at Verolme in Holland. Completed late 1973 and scrapped at Kaohsiung in 1985. 225,000dwt. The reason she had such a short life was that she was built to go round the Cape as Suez was closed. Her draft was ~20 metres – too big to transit Suez which re-opened in 1975. Lovely ship. Steamer – beautiful and quiet. Two IMR5000s, an ST1600CS and an ST400 auto tuner. The biz!”