I joined the PWSTS in August 1957, and what a great time we had. Although it
was very hard going at first we soon got into the swing of the routine.
After our four months training four of us Fred Silk, Edward Temple, Brian
Yates, and myself joined the SS Orsova. After a great time, I joined the
Loch Loyal with Fred Silk for a voyage.
I then came ashore and married Carol and we have been married now for 46
years and have four children and have six grandchildren and one great
grandson. I had numerous jobs after leaving the sea until I did a six year
apprentice as a Calico Printer In 1977 we then went to South Africa where I
was employed as a printing manager. After 15 years we came back to the UK in
1991 and went working at a firm that made parts for the aircraft industry. I
ran the stores and bought all materials for the aircraft parts, until I
retired last year. It was so interesting to read all that we got up to when
we were at PWSTS.
We went over to France last year from Dover it was so nice to bring back
those memories of the freezing swims in Dover harbour in November and Our
cross country running up the white cliffs to the lighthouse, which I never
made, got as far as I could then joined the pack as they came back.