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Oriana Reunion

Date:    

27th January 2010

Venue:  

Oxford

Attendees:

Celia Chester, Denise Reed, Martin Reed and Peter Chester.

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Old friends out to lunch to celebrate Celia's 39th birthday!

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Martin Reed, Celia Chester, Denise Reed, Peter Chester.

  

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Impromptu Reunion

Date:    

6th February 2010

Venue:  

Onboard mv Arcadia

Attendees:

Anna Hawkesworth, Anne King, Catharine Hooper, Eileen Mann, James Cusick, John King, Mike Hawkesworth, Morag Venner, Renske Matthew, Richard Matthew, Robert Venner, Steve Burgoine and Steve Mann.

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We have a special and unannounced reunion happening onboard at the moment. Steve Burgoine is Commodore at the moment but will be getting off tomorrow in Honolulu, Captain Ian Walters will be taking over. We also have onboard the agent from San Francisco, Catharine Hooper who was at sea with us a "few" years ago. We also have one or two other passengers of interest, Mike Hawkesworth and his wife Anne, Commodore John King and his wife Anne, Richard Matthew and his wife Renske, Dr Robert Venner and his wife Morag, Steve Mann (Food and Beverage Purser) and his wife Eileen and James Cusick (Executive Purser).

  

In the group shot above L-R:

Mike Hawkesworth, Richard Matthew, Anna Hawkesworth, Commodore Steve Froggy Burgoine, Catharine Hooper, Eileen Mann, Anne King, Commodore John King, Renske Matthew, Dr Robert Venner, Morag Venner, Steve Mann & James Cusick.

  

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Oriana Reunion

Date:    

24th February 2010

Venue:  

Orient Hotel, Sydney

Attendees:

Alan Conlin, Dave Grant, Ken Worsfold.

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L-R:

Dave Grant, Alan Conlin and Ken Worsfold. 

  

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P&O Reunion

Date:    

1st March 2010

Venue:  

The Orient Hotel, Sydney

Attendees:

Dave Grant, Geoff Burrell, Ken Worsfold and Terry Bartholomew.

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Courtesy of Terry Bartholomew

Terry writes;

On March 1st I was on holiday in Sydney, popped over from NZ as you do, and contacted my old mate Ken Worsfold. We met for lunch and drinks in the Orient (where else) and Ken had arranged for Dave Grant and Geoff Burrell to be there so a few beers flowed and a lot of reminiscing. 

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Terry Bartholomew, Ken Worsfold, Dave Grant and Geoff Burrell.

   

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Oriana Reunion

Date:    

16th March 2010

Venue:  

Cape Town, South Africa

Attendees:

Andy Jackson, Dave Oakes, Ken Worsfold and Paul Robinson.

Day 1

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Ken and Oakesy.

  

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Just to prove where they are.

  

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Ken & Bleee

  

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Jacko & Oakesy.

  

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The party starts. Jacko, Oakesy and Ken.

  

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Bleee and his trademark rabbit ears.

  

Day 2  

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Jacko leaving his mark.

  

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Oakesy too.

  

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Well that's this reunion set in concrete, what a great idea.

  

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Four of the most larrikin lads I've ever met. Jacko, Oakesy, Bleee and Ken.

  

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One cremated dead Zebra I presume. Jacko and Oakesy with Ken chatting up a lady.

  

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Do I sense a hint of woundedness? Ken, Jacko, Oakesy and Bleee.

  

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It's starting to look that way :)

  

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What a great building.

  

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I should've been there :( 

   

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Oakesy's done well for himself.

  

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Nice.

   

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A bit bigger than our Roos.

  

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More BBQ meat arriving.

  

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Maybe not.

   

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Champagne! Where's the BEER?

  

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Here puss puss!

  

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Errrr, maybe not... help!

Wow, that was a big day.

  

Day 3

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Stand aside John Wayne, Bleee is here.

  

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You look bigger than the horse Ken!

  

Day 4

The boys took to the air in a HELICOPTER.   

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Ken obviously enjoyed it, or maybe just glad to be alive.

  

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Great shot.

  

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Day 5

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Ah, a watering hole at last. Jacko, Oakesy, Ken and Bleee.

  

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Jacko and Bleee.

  

Day 6  

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Great Mates! Jacko, Oakesy and Ken.

  

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Yes, you're in the shot Jacko. Blee, Oakesy, Ken and Jacko.

  

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Looks like Oakesy's ready for a BEER. Blee, Oakesy, Ken and Jacko.

  

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OK, a Red Wine then :) Blee, Oakesy, Ken and Jacko.

  

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I love this place.

   

Day 7

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Gold... Jacko, Bleee, Ken and Oakesy.

  

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Ditto... Blee, Oakesy, Jacko and Ken.

  

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It had to happen didn't it?

   

Day 9

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Cracking spot.

  

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Time to say goodbye... Jacko and Oakesy.

  

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...and a great time was had by all. Jacko, Oakesy and Ken.

  

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'til the next time Dave!

   

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Stratheden Reunion

Date:    

30th March 2010

Venue:  

Paphos, Cyprus

Attendees:

Don Cole (Snr) and Ralph Taylor

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Courtesy of Don Cole

L-R:

Don Cole (Snr), Ralph Taylor.

  

Don Cole (Jnr) explains;

The background to this reunion is that after reading Ralph’s comments that he was on the Stratheden as an Engineer in the late 50's and the fact that my father Don Cole (Snr) had also been on the Stratheden as 4th Engineer around the same time 1955/6 and that they both live in sunny Cyprus I decided to drop Ralph an email to cut a long story short, the “two old seadogs” managed to get together to “swing the lantern” again.

  

Below is Ralph's email back to Don;
   
Dear Don,
  
I am sure you will be pleased to know that two "Old Seadogs" ex Carthage and ex Stratheden met up this morning in Paphos, to "swing the lantern" over a cup of coffee! I think your Dad enjoyed meeting up and we naturally shared a few photos and memories. I had printed out the picture of him taken from the Seadog website, but I wouldn't have recognised him from it! However, my wife and sister in law (who also lives in Paphos) thought he was a very handsome fella in his picture!! It turned out that we may well have been the occupants of the same cabin on the Carthage - albeit not at the same time. Thank you for facilitating our introduction, and the attachment should show the two old seadogs in question enjoying their chat and coffee.
  
With best wishes
Ralph Taylor. 

  

Brilliant stuff!

  

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P&O Reunion

Date:    

April 2010

Venue:  

Onboard Artemis at sea.

Attendees:

Alan Legg, Dave Traynor, Nigel Phillips and Zak Coombes.

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Taken on a recent cruise on Artemis.

L-R:

Nigel Phillips (Bar Manager), Dave Traynor, Zak Coombes (Exec Purser), Alan Legg (Barman).

  

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Oriana Reunion

Date:    

10th April 2010

Venue:  

Scarborough, Western Australia

Attendees:

Charles Oxley, Garry Stewart, John Speed, Mark Sawyer and Steve B.

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This was a very special occasion to farewell Chas Oxley prior to his departure from the lucky country back to the UK.

Clockwise from the left;

Gaye Speed, Liz Oxley, Mark Sawyer, John Speed, Chas Oxley, Steve B, Garry Stewart, Veronica Sawyer, Jen B, Di Stewart.

  

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Uganda Reunion

Date:    

18th April 2010

Venue:  

onboard HMS Warrior, Portsmouth.

Attendees:

Alison Harris, Derek Houghton, Graham Burton, Jayne Simpson, Paul Dilks and Tony Simpson.

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Courtesy of Tony Simpson

The 3rd SS Uganda hospital ship reunion was held on Sunday 18th April onboard HMS Warrior, the British warship built in 1860 and now moored in Portsmouth harbour. It was organised by Nicci Pugh a QARNNS (Queen Alexandra Royal Navy Nursing Service) it was attend by many of the Royal Navy personnel aboard Uganda at the time of the Falklands conflict, a number of the patients treated aboard and of course some of the P&O Uganda personnel shown in the photo, taken at the stern of HMS Warrior.

L-R (with 1982 ranks):

Graham Burton (Chief officer), Alison Harris (Asst Purser), Derek Houghton (Accom Deputy Purser), Jayne Simpson (Asst Purser), Tony Simpson (1/R/O), Paul Dilks (1/O).

  

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International Rescue

Date:    

18th April 2010

Venue:  

Onboard Artemis at sea.

Attendees:

Colin Black, David Perkins, Don O'Driscoll, Emma Deighton, Ian Brummit, John Gunner, John Hanvey, Kenny Gillespie, Nigel Smout, Paul Carney, Paul Clasby, Paul Yeoman, Roddy McConnell, Ronnie Kier, Rosario Segretto, Sinky Ross, Tony Wallis, Trevor Gatley and Zak Coombs.

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Standing L-R:

John Gunner (Princess Cruises Technical), Ronnie Kier, Roddy McConnell, Colin Black, Rosario Segretto, Paul Yeoman, Nigel Smout, Don O'Driscoll (Carnival UK Technical), David Perkins (Master Artemis), Paul Carney, Tony Wallis, Emma Deighton (PA to Don O'D), Paul Clasby, Kenny Gillespie (Princess Cruises Technical).

Sitting L-R:

John Hanvey, Trevor Gatley (Carnival UK Technical), Sinky Ross, Ian Brummit (C/E Artemis), Zak Coombs (Exec Purser Artemis).

  

Very front row making a guest appearance is a tray of tandoori chicken!  

  

Paul explains;

This is a photo of a group of P&O, P&O Australia, Cunard & Princess Cruises Chief Engineers and shore staff taken recently onboard Artemis at a pour out given for us by the ship's staff. Never seen so many together on a ship before, worked out to be 4 Chiefs for each watch!! Out of the group, 6 of us had actually been C/E on that ship. Most of the group had been attending a C/E's conference in Almere Holland & I was on my way home, by air, from Artemis' drydock in Bremerhaven Germany when the Icelandic Volcano erupted and closed a lot of European airspace for the best part of a week. I made it as far as Amsterdam airport before all flights were cancelled and the rest of the group were due to leave the following day. Faced with a long stay until flights resumed it was arranged to bus us all down to Zeebrugge and then join Artemis for the overnight voyage home as she was on a short party cruise. You can imaging the smirks when I walked back up the gangway having left the ship 1 hour before it sailed from Bremerhaven to Southampton 3 days before hoping to get home in early for my wife's birthday.

     

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Oriana Reunion

Date:    

May 2010

Venue:  

Wales, UK

Attendees:

John James and Alan (Taffy) Williams

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Here are the two gentlemen concerned, reunited after 42 years!!

     

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Brilliant stuff.

Alan writes;

I attach a photo of John James and myself with our wives when we met up after 42 years. John is over here in the UK visiting his mother and brother in Swansea South Wales. John has lived in Sydney for years and I have lived in North Wales. It was brilliant meeting up and we had a good chinwag about the old days and our lives since we were last together and an update on some of the other seadogs out there in oz.


Sadly Alan passed away on the 1st October 2016.

  

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Oriana Reunion

Date:    

May 2010

Venue:  

Cornwall, UK

Attendees:

Andy ‘Jacko’ Jackson, Dave Shimmon and Gary Wood.

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L-R:

Dave Shimmon, Andy ‘Jacko’ Jackson and Gary Wood.

 

Gary writes;

Dave, me and our respective better halves (Helen and Jill) decided to spend a few days in Cornwall visiting the Eden Project and the Gardens of Helligan (Boy! Don’t we sound old!!). Obviously a trip to Jacko’s had to be included and we had a couple of days (and more than a couple of beers) with him. He is very well (despite indications in the photo which was taken the morning after that ‘couple of beers’).

  

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Oriana Crew Reunion 2010

Date:    

26th June 2010

Venue:  

Piano & Pitcher Ocean Village, Southampton.

Attendees:

Alan Bacon, Alan Perritt, Allan Rogers, Andy Stageman, Billy Symcox, Chalkie, Dave Traynor, Dean Carling, Diane Brabham, Dixie Dean, Duncan Smith, Foxy Fowler, Ian Wallace, Jimmy Campbell, Mark Pilcher, Martin Budge, Mick Munson, Neil Sutherland, Phil Butcher, Steve Wickham, Ted Gantley, Tony Chave.

Approximately 50 ex Oriana Crew members met up on Saturday 26th June at the Piano & Pitcher Bar in Southampton’s Ocean Village. There were new and old faces this year with a sharing of memories and tales from the good old days. Some later ended up in the Wellington in Bugle Street for a few more drinks and a meal.

 

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Allan Rogers, Mick Munson, Alan Bacon, Andy Stageman, Dianne Brabham, Dave Traynor, Dixie Dean & Ian Wallace.

  

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Allan Rogers & Foxy Fowler.

  

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Phil Butcher & Andy Stageman.

  

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Mick Munson & Alan Perritt (Seagull).

  

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Dean Carling, ??, Martin Budge (Buzzer Oriana Website), Duncan Smith, Mark Pilcher (Pilch).

   

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Morb, Carol (Buzzers Wife), Aida (Chalkies Wife).  

  

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Steve Wickham, Chalkie, ? ?, Tony Chave.

  

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Dixie Dean, Billy Symcox, Neil Sutherland.

  

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Dianne Brabham & Mick Munson.

   

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L-R:

Jimmy Campbell, Ted Gantley & Maureen.

   

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L-R:

Alan Bacon, Mick Munson, Jimmy Campbell, Ted Gantley & Maureen.

   

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Himalaya Reunion

Date:    

27th June 2010

Venue:  

Mousehole Cornwall, UK

Attendees:

Bill Gaade, Brian Richards, Geoff Pappin and Mike Lavery.

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Bill Gaade (Chippie), Mike Lavery (Writer), Geoff Pappin (Plumber) and Brian Richards (Butcher).

  

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L-R:

Bill Gaade (Chippie), Mike Lavery (Writer), Geoff Pappin (Plumber) and Brian Richards (Butcher).

  

It's brilliant to see old mates getting together like this. Thanks for sending in the photos Brian.

  

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Reunion

Date:    

July 2010

Venue:  

Harbo's Place, Vancouver BC.

Attendees:

Dave Harbinson and Martin Peek

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Dave writes;

I had a visit from my old mate Martin Peek, who was holidaying in Vancouver. We hadn't seen each other for about 12 years and what do old seadogs do when they get together, but celebrate with Seadog Amber Ale (which is actually quite palatable) and I'm not trying to rub it in, I know you have tried to get some without success. I even asked a mate who was joining a ship down under, but turns out he was going to Singapore.

   

That's excellent Harbo, and thanks for trying to work a miracle to get one of those bottles of bliss into my hand :)

     

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Reunion

Date:    

26th July 2010

Venue:  

Grange City Hotel London

Attendees:

Captain Phillip Jackson, Janette Saunders and Richard Reubin.

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Richard writes;

Having at nightcap at the Grange City Hotel London after a Trinity House Elder Bretherens' dinner where we were guests of Commodore Ian Gibb. A most splendid glittering occasion.

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Captain Phillip Jackson, Janette Saunders (ex WAP now Reubin) and Richard Reubin (ex Surgeon). 

   

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