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Roger Lancaster's Memories
I am Roger Lancaster and I was directed to this site by my old R/O colleague Keith Wood who suggested I send you some of my photo collection.
How things have changed in 50 short years!
This is shows myself (4/R/O) on the left. Roy Axford was an Australian customs officer.
This is at the same Sydney dance. On the left is 3/0 Ian Nicol (later Training Officer at Head Office and whose father was Chief Engineer of the Empire Fowey) and on the right is 2/0 Steve Townsend (later Captain Townsend).
This shows myself (J4/R/O) second from right and 2/O Terry Sutton in centre (I am still in touch with Terry and was best man at his wedding).
This shows me on right with John Hayne (left) looking across to the Tamano Shipyard (Japan) where the Strath cargo ships were built. I was R/O on the Strathardle, which had just completed her maiden voyage and was back for a checkover, John was R/O of the Strathbrora (or Strathconon, I can't remember) which had yet to sail.
This is myself (2/R/O) and my wife Rosemary on the day I swallowed the anchor. (I've never heard that one before but I like it).
Myself when I served as Electronics Officer aboard the Mercy (hospital) Ship Anastasis last year (2007) in West Africa.
Myself fixing crane switchgear aboard the Anastasis.
Here's the Anastasis' engineers, myself on right, on a night out in Monrovia. The Chief Engineer (sixth head from left) is Richard Postles (ex-P&O, ex-Canberra) with his wife (a nurse on board) on his right. They later transferred to the Africa Mercy. As we talked of the Canberra, we discovered that the year I left the Canberra and the sea (1969) was the year Richard was born! How's that for a tribute to the longevity of the Canberra?
For Roger's contact details go back to his seadogs listing here.
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