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    Further to my previous posting re joining my first ship ,the Mataura in RAD july 1971, my second and final voyage was on the Otaio.Joining her in Avonmoth in august 1972, finally getting around to london in the midst of a dockers strike to load for NZ. when the seagoing crew joined the ship.Thats when the trouble started.Chief elec and chief eng were two of the most horrible lazy s.o.b.s that ever put to sea, their names were Tommy Collin and Laurie Lendry and apart from those 2 the crew were superb including around 70 deck cadets, who tragically we lost one when he fell from a samson post in a dead calm sea one morning on the return journey back to the uk.we had to put his body in the deep freeze until we got back to Hull in january.I left the company after that so i never found what the verdict was, he was 17.If anybody remembers the incident or fancies a chat about anything, most welcome!

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    Hi, Brian, I see your on Merseyside, I have a video which I can transfer onto dvd its a 6 month trip aboard the M.V. Otaio. If your interested email me your address and I will burn you a copy and forward it. A few quid never breaks the bank {YET} Regards shipmate Terry in Seaforth.
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    Still watch your Video Terry!
    Its a real keepsake mate
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    hello scouse terry, yes, love to have some record of the nzsc. can you let me have details of costs etc and i will get back to you.thanks brian morris, email is bertiebasset247a@hotmail.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian anthony morris View Post
    hello scouse terry, yes, love to have some record of the nzsc. can you let me have details of costs etc and i will get back to you.thanks brian morris, email is bertiebasset247a@hotmail.com
    Brian ,Mate I have sent M.N. Memorabilia all over the world to a lot of the lads on this site, Charge nada a few quid wont break the bank Bri I will mail you later this evening. The only thing I would ask is that if you ever get the chance drop a 1 in a collection for the blind society, They were brilliant with my blind mam when her life came to an end, Regards Brian watch this space Terry.
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    Lads, I would appreciate if anyone of the many i have sent M Navy memorabilia to from Canada to New Zealand, To confirm if i have never charged them one penny. This is imortant to me lads because Bertie Basset.................Above insists on sending me a cheque for a dvd i promised him for free. I a not glory seeking here lads you all know who you are. And i requested the same from him a small donation to the blind society who done there bit for my dying Mother. p.s. oh by the way Bertie Boy forget it the offer is off you are getting nothing from me and i would appreciate you deleting my email adress as i have deleted yours i exist on disability payments this is not a money making excersice if i can bring these genuine ex seaman friends of mine a step back in time to what was a part of there life they enjoyed then i will carry on doing so. Also the proud owner of the M.Navy war veterans Badge for supplying British Armed forces during the Suez Crises, And later on in Belize. Terry.
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    Can confirm that for once in my life I got something for nothing of a scouser. Still have that DVD Ted so once again thank you for doing that mate.
    That's the way the mop flops.

    My thanks to Brian for this site.

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    Same here Les
    Received a lovely DVD free of charge from Terry a while back and still sit and watch it from time to time.
    A great DVD indeed!
    Thanks Terry!
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    some coincidence.
    My first voyage to sea was on Otaio (voyage 2)
    in 1958.
    Unfortunately on the return voyage to UK one of our fellow deck cadets fell from the bridge wing whilst trying to access the bridge front to clean the windows.
    He was buried at sea

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    hi terry, did you get my address i sent to you, ive heard nothing since. can you you still post otaio tape? speak soon. brian morris.

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