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Message Number: 100 - Monday, July 13, 2020 15:01:18 CET
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Name:  Ciaran Jefferies
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Good day all,

Bit of a random questio0n, but does anyone know who has the lubricants contract for the RFA now? It was Total back in my day (Visga hydraulic oils and Epona Z gear oils for example).
Cheers,
Ciaran


Message Number: 99 - Sunday, July 5, 2020 19:03:00 CET
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Name:  Peter Marshall
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My name is Peter Marshall and I was an assistant purser in the RFA from 1968 to 1972. My first boss in RFA Tidespring was Michael Flaherty. I then enlisted in the Royal Highland Fusiliers as a private soldier (don't ask) and was in a LSL from Glasgow to Belfast, February 1974 when who should I spot watching this sea of Jocks, was Michael. I called out to him and we repaired to his cabin and consumed some of Scotland's main export. That was the last I saw of him. The irony of me going over to his native land was not lost on either of us. What I need to add and tell Michael is that I have discovered that I am a quarter Irish too. He would smile at that. If anyone knows of Michael's whereabouts, I would be very grateful.


Message Number: 98 - Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:30:47 CET
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Name:  Jane Venables
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Trying to trace 'Mac' (Ian) McFadyen, RFA Tidepool around 1964. I have photos he might like. Thanks


Message Number: 97 - Thursday, April 2, 2020 15:55:02 CET
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Name:  Andrew Welch
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I have a photo of a lady onboard an RFA (I think) holding a bucket - could be the Beira Bucket. can i get a photo onto this page? or can i send it to someone who can.
yours aye
Andrew
RN Rtd


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Message Number: 95 - Monday, March 2, 2020 18:35:42 CET
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Name:  B J Pullen
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Hi Curious to know why Po Deck and QM A G Vidler was known as Frenchy I know he served on Resource down South in 1982 was ex RN and later served Gulf war.
Thanks great site
BJ


Message Number: 94 - Monday, January 27, 2020 14:04:02 CET
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Name:  btyn roberts
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any friends ex cherryleaf 1964 ex waveruler 1964 1965 ex orandeleaf 1966 ex lyness 1967 to1969 ex greenrover 1970 served as eng cadet through to 2 engineer


Message Number: 93 - 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: 92 - 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: 91 - 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?