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Message Number: 99 - Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:25:51 CET
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Name:  John Rodgerslll
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Hi all, just came across the site. I was an Engineer cadet 1971-75 at Riversdale Tech.Liverpool. On the Retainer and then Derwentdale as cadet,73-74( Derwentdale's last trip, with the infamous boiler fire whilst alongside in Sembawang, summer 74.. After Phase 3 back in Liverpool,served as JEO on Tideflow, Regent, SirGeraint and Green Rover('76'Clyde Tanker before joining a commercial company (TJ Harrisons) for eighteen months. Not a very clever move really, but I was young and impatient ! Still have very fond memories of the RFA. I'd initially joined up as a Deck Cadet but my dad(who taught in the M.Eng department at Riversdale convinced me the the engineering side of life ' would be better'. Not so sure. I think I was better suited to a life above decks and would have stayed at sea a lot longer if I hadn't switched branches just before college started(September 71)


Message Number: 98 - Monday, May 27, 2019 12:29:03 CET
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Name:  Ian Docherty
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It's Nice to see the RFA Resurgent mentioned I
Sailed on her from 1965 till 1967 along but happy and interesting trip!! I was with RFA ships for 9 years we took a girl home from South Africa.


Message Number: 97 - Thursday, May 9, 2019 14:35:31 CET
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Name:  Diana Hayden
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I travelled from Plymouth to Cape Town on RFA Resurgent in 1964, as an indulgence passenger. Signed on as crew and paid £12 for the privilege - an unforgetable experience as the only single woman on board with two wives and their young children -
I recall that a Jeremy Lovell (?) was the chief officer?


Message Number: 96 - Monday, December 24, 2018 14:07:04 CET
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Name:  Dave Burns
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While watching country file last night they had an interview with. Rex Cooper. He is looking in good health.


Message Number: 95 - Tuesday, July 24, 2018 10:50:10 CET
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Name:  Katherine
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Hello, wondered if anyone had contact info for retd captain Barrie Dickinson.




Message Number: 94 - Tuesday, May 22, 2018 08:25:46 CET
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Name:  Brian Collins
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Wonderful collection Maurice. Thank you for allowing us to see it.


Message Number: 93 - Monday, April 30, 2018 22:58:36 CET
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Name:  Paula
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Hi I was wondering if anyone knew my Dad, Frank Ginger, he was a Bosun, medically retired after an accident on the British Esk. We lost dad in December 2004 but would love to hear old tales and stories if anyone remembers him and has any :)


Message Number: 92 - Monday, December 4, 2017 15:35:49 CET
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Name:  Dave Burns
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Same to you and yours Rab and to all members.


Message Number: 91 - Sunday, December 3, 2017 19:22:46 CET
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Name:  R thomson
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Hi Dave. Many thanks. I will check that site. Best Seasonal Wishes to you.


Message Number: 90 - Thursday, November 30, 2017 16:35:19 CET
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Name:  Dave Burns
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For Rab Thompson. Hi Rab, been on a site which is full of nostalgia from R/Os. It is Merchant Navy Nostalgia. Mostly from 60s/70s. Best wishes, Dave.