Greetings all fellow members, esp. ex MN R/O’s! Just joined and wanted to introduce myself – hoping to come across old contacts but this may be difficult as I’m getting on a bit now! 🙂
Ex MIMCO sparks – East Ham Depot 1967 – sailed as Junior RO and full RO for just over 5 years – not long – but travelled worldwide which was most enjoyable – many happy memories. Junior with Shell Tankers then Blue Star Line, Bank Line (Andrew Weir & Son), Manchester Liners, Sugar Line (Tate & Lyle), then several short HT and Foreign trips with Ben Line, WA Souter & Port Line. Definitely variety! After leaving MN joined BAS (British Antarctic Survey) as WOM (Wireless op/mech) based on South Georgia (approx 900m ESE of Falkland Is) ’72-’74. Then with RACAL and many other co’s as Service/Field Engineer, Training Manager in vars positions then vars. other telecomms/electronic engineering/training jobs with Motorola, Tandberg & CISCO (Video conferencing/Collaboration Tools). Retired in 2013.
73’s Jon/G4JOB (not active but plan to change that!)