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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.

 

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How things have changed in 50 short years!

 

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This is shows myself (4/R/O) on the left. Roy Axford was an Australian customs officer.

 

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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).

 

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Above shows myself on the left (J4/R/O) with J3/R/O Alan Fenn next to me. I can't remember the names of the two engineers.

 

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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).

 

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Gold!

 

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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.

 

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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).

 

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Myself when I served as Electronics Officer aboard the Mercy (hospital) Ship Anastasis last year (2007) in West Africa.

 

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Myself fixing crane switchgear aboard the Anastasis.

 

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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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