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27th January 2011, 09:00 PM
Does anyone remember cleaning the Chambers on the way out to S America and all the Painting ,Holy Stoning and Suegying on the run home,All the overtime,6hours a day on the 4 to 8,We got into an Electric Storm on the way out ,I was on look out on the Monkey Island,I was petrefied,They let me finish in the bridge PHIL

Derek A Smith
24th June 2011, 10:56 PM
Many times, but I was Baggage Mastere`s assistant for trip or two on one of Royal Mail `A`ships and spent long hours Gassing chambers prior to loading in BA. We use a compressed air misting spray of basil 99 which was safer than the Potash & Formaldihide bombs that went before. A quantity of Potash was Wrapped in news paper and dropped in a bucket of Formaldihide and you had a few seconds before the liquid soaked through the paper to get clear. Lots of loss of doss on that job and very little work, I just needed a watch and something to read.

Happy days
Derek Smith