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Terry Wild’s Memories
This is the sea career of Terence Wild starting in the Royal Navy then onto the Merchant Navy with P&O.
is Terry on HMS Jamaica in the early 50's.
Terry joined the RNVR in 1951 as Sto/Era. He passed the Era trade test in 1953 becoming Era 5th class. In 1954 became Era acting 4th class. He trained on HMS Jamaica, HMS Victory Barracks and HMS Illustrious.
In 1954 Terry joined P&OSNCo as J.E.O.
On mv Somali until Jan 1955.
This is his
mate Taffy with deck cargo on Somali destination Singapore Race Course.
Then Terry was J.E.O. on ss Chusan until Feb 1956.
On the left
is Ted (3rd E.O.) and Terry at main engine control.
In Terry's cabin,
Aussie Galbraith, Terry Wild, Brian, Colin Williams, all J.E.O.'s.
Retirement presentation for
W.D. Duncan (C.E.O.). In the centre is Bernard Hill
Terry then was 4th.E.O. on ss Corfu until May 1957.
Then 3rd E.O. on ss Ballarat until Aug 1956. ss Ballarat was built in 1954 and later renamed Pando Cape.
Terry Wild, Dave ? (5 E.O.), Mike Heyward (4 E.O.), ?? (1st Elect O.), Ian ? (3rd E.O.).
Mike Heyward kindly named by Roger Monk.
Dave ? (5th E.O.) &
Terry doing precise adjustments to valve gear on Diesel
Then Terry went as 3rd E.O. on ss Iberia until May 1959. Here's a great shot of Iberia at anchor at Dubrovnic.
Pre dinner refreshment in my cabin I can only put a name to Dave Twinning (2nd E.O.) centre picture with the eye glass.
Terry, Gonzalez ? (Steward), ?? aka Mac (1st Elect Officer).
Iberia Generator flat.
Iberia Port gearbox.
Then Terry moved as 3rd E.O. on ss Strathmore until April 1960.
Terry then got his Chief's ticket in June 1960 and was offered the position of 2nd E.O. on Canberra while it was being built but he turned that down and left P&O in July 1960 to get married (the best move ever he recalls) and he started work with G.E.G.B.
To contact Terry go back to his seadog listing here.
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