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    Hi Brian.
    sounds like the same person, very anti establishment.
    He led the walk off the Hornby Grange in Fremantle during the 66 strike, were we were nearly all arrested by the local police and immigration. We all ended up being black listed from Shaw Savill lines, who we were on charter to at the time.
    I last saw him in Ely Cardiff about 30 yrs ago, he was having a go at the local councilors.
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    Default Musa Logan

    Mr Logan was not one of my friends, he didn't like me at all and was, at times, quite threatening.
    He was one of those blokes that I was rather pleased to say goodbye to.

    Brian.

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    Hi Brian.
    I know what you mean and i can bet that he was having a go at you about the food and supplies for the crew?. I also bet he would be having a go at the mates as well on working conditions. I only remember his name becuase of the incidents on the Hornby Grange where he was our union rep, but i remember him as Nolan not Logan , maybe he changed his name to get ships? he would have been well known to the shipping companies as a red trouble maker.
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    Default Musa

    You could well be right about his name, my memory does not serve me well these days.

    I do remember though that he to exeption to me because I asked him some questions about his politics, he became very aggressive and threatened to 'have me' next time he saw me ashore.
    If it hadn't been for the intervention of the cook, can't remember his name, I doubt I would be here now, Musa was a very tough guy, too much for me.

    There was a story that he went onto the speakers platform and struck James Callaghan, the politician, during a Labour Party Rally.

    We met all kinds at sea didn't we, Musa was one I could have managed without.

    Brian.

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    Came across this page today ,finally getting my frequent,desired Fix.As Brian' site seems slowly returning to normal.
    In the porcess of doing so. Have realised that there was -is ,much more content on Site than i was blissfully unaware of.

    The Cardiff Docks Sea training school i was aware of,and the late great Billy HenKe,also.Apart from meeting Roy T. Sell personally ,at the Gold Coast.leaving Cardiff one evening ,in the locks, had two Pierhead Jumps , ,the son of the Pilot mr. Evans taking us out, and the other deck boy, Philip Northway ,from Grangetown Cardiff.Phil had just come from the School. Good Shipmate.Knew his Stuff! last t[me i saw Phil. (Via t.V.he was one of the 12 delegates Invited in to see Harold Wilson ,towars the ending of the 1966 Seamen's Strike.

    More Power to Your new updated Site , Brian.

    How's it going Roy? hope to share a jar or two in the near future.

    Re. Reardon Smith's .Glan in Florida's , old Company. thier main school, was at Fairwater Cardiff from memory.

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    Hi Evan,

    Good to hear from you matey! Yes, it's time for a few more pints of Guinness. I'll send you an email. Cheers!
    Taff

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    holds one in it's net of wonder forever." - Jacques Cousteau

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    Hello Brian I was born in the docks Cardiff I passed out of that sea school and went back for my E D H there and it was like you said I was there in 1956 good days live in Newport now

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    Ther was a sea school in the west dock Cardiff I was there as a Deck boy then again for my E D H ticket in 1956 and 1959

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    Hi Taffy their was a sea school down the west dock in Cardiff I was there as a Peggy then back for my E D H fist time 1956 thy were great days g.chanter@yahoo.co.uk

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    Hi tsell
    We used to have a Glan Philips on site here he went to the Readon Smith school in Cardiff, he ended up sailing as Captain on the liners out of Florida, I believe he was on the Love boat of TV fame. His wife who sailed with him died and I think he bought a restaurant over there. Haven't heard from him for a few years now.
    Cheer Des

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