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1968 Cabin Bonding

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Courtesy of Mike Maskell

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Buggsy Murdin J/E/O, Ralph Brooks (aka Brooksie) 2/EL/O, Douggie Moir J/E/O.

 

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Dave Maddocks (aka Daisy) J/E/O, John Cawthrew J/EL/O, Roger Marshall 3/E/O.

 

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Joe Ballam J/E/O, Eddie Duncan Stores.

 

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1969 Premiere of "Krakatoa East of Java"

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Courtesy of Nigel Taylor

Nigel recalls;

While I was on Chusan in 1969 P&O was asked to provide a gangway guard for the premier of the movie "Krakatau East of Java" in Leicester Square and as we were the only ship in at the time it fell on us to do it. We all thought we would have a great day out and end up at the after show party. We left the ship at 1100hrs, travelled up to London by coach, changed into No10's then after a cup of tea we went down to the foyer to line up and watch the stars arrive. Then we watched the film then straight back to the coach. But we had not had any food since breakfast so a protesting P&O agent took us to Wimpy in Leicester Square in full whites. It's a pity I can't remember the names of those present the only one is Archie Strothers (2nd Elec) on the far right of the above group.

 

Cootje Kusters Ritman was kindly offered a few more names:

Two Dutch WAPs: Lia Leenknegt on the left, Anneke Dijkstra (tall) at the back. The AP with the beard is David Saunders and on the right I recognize Peter Pratt, also an AP.

 

Courtesy of Nigel Taylor

Wow, that's a very young Roger Moore. With a little bit of googling I can tell you that's Roger's first wife, actress Luisa Mattioli, whom he married on April 11 1969 and divorced in 1996.

 

Courtesy of Nigel Taylor

 

There's more of this event in David Saunders' Memories

 

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1970 Christmas Panto

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Courtesy of Greg Smith

Greg recalls;

This photo was taken on a Christmas cruise on board Chusan in 1969 or 1970 or possibly 1971 - I was on that ship for a long time! It was a panto written and produced by Norman Ghent, a professional entertainer. The cast was a mixture of entertainers, officers, crew and passengers. I played a drunk in the first scene. That's me at the table with a pewter tankard in my hand, seated next to Jeff Hill (Purser). Lucy Sinfield is standing behind us. The chap on the right was a leading hand, possibly a carpenter, and sitting on his lap is a senior tele-op. The blonde standing up and the lady sitting down in the foreground were both stewardesses. The blonde girl sitting down on the left is called Eve Palmer but I can't remember what she did.

 

Jeff Hill kindly named by David Saunders. David also adds;

The year is definitely 1970 as Jeff Hill was not on board for Xmas 1969 and had left the sea by Xmas 1971.

  

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1970 Officers relaxing

Courtesy of Rod Murchison

Rod recalls;

This is of me (on the left with the beard) with a great mate by the name of Ronnie Price.

 

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1970 Robinson Cruise-O Panto 

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Courtesy of Greg Smith

Greg writes;

In the second act, I played Man Friday. Here I am admiring my harem.

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??, Eve Palmer, ?? (Tele-Op), ?? (Stewardess)... Sorry, can't remember names.

 

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Courtesy of Greg Smith

Greg writes;

I'm standing on the far right, next to Norman Ghent. The chap on the left is a ventriloquist and the bloke in the center wearing a dark costume is Frank Jackson, a port lecturer. Eve Palmer and a tele-op are in the back row. The 2 young fellows behind Norman were passengers.

 

Frank Jackson kindly named by David Saunders.

 

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Courtesy of Greg Smith

Greg writes;

Me, as man Friday in my 'walk-down' costume.
 

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