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    Default Geestport

    Hello

    Any one out there who served on the Geestbay or Geestport out of Barry in the early 70's?

    I was a junior engineer with the company from 1970-1972.

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    Talking welcome shipmate

    Hi David I did not sail on any of the geest ships, but was plenty of skin boats , I worked for Geest on the lorrys with a mate Tony lewis in between trips to sea a few times in 1969 1970 had a good time going to the factorys, warehouses and shops around south wales and the west country he lived in Barry.

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    Default Bananas:

    Louis My Amigo, I remember as a youngster the Geest Ships, in Barry, never got to go on one, but had loads of free bananas. I say ships now, then they were the Geest Boats: Apparently, you can put a boat on a ship, but not a ship on a boat, hence calling them Geest Ships now:

    All the best mate:

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    "Our veterans did not forget about us .... Let's not forget about them." From Michael Levesque

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    Default Geest Memories-Great Days

    Was with Geest from 1965 to 1975 exactly 100 trips. Great ships, great people, great food.

    Tony

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    Hi all
    I was with Geest from 1980 til 1990 (I think, if the Tennants serves me correctly )
    What a wonderful 10 years, a great time with great people (crew, officers and passengers).
    I started as assistant cook with Peter Rees, Micky Hands, Colin Williams and Ronnie Bird (chief cooks) and worked my way up to chief cook, had a great time until I couldn't work no longer for medical reasons

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    There's some names there Stokesy! I sailed with Risso again just a few years ago in RFA. He went there after the Geest lay off in 94. I heard you finished on Medical grounds. I hope all is well.
    Mick S

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Stokes View Post
    Hi all
    I was with Geest from 1980 til 1990 (I think, if the Tennants serves me correctly )
    What a wonderful 10 years, a great time with great people (crew, officers and passengers).
    I started as assistant cook with Peter Rees, Micky Hands, Colin Williams and Ronnie Bird (chief cooks) and worked my way up to chief cook, had a great time until I couldn't work no longer for medical reasons

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    Default Re: Geestport

    Were you with Geest from January to March 1970 ? I paid off at the end of March for the last time. Came ashore then but was with Geest from 1966 to March 1970 - served on all four ships.

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    You wouldn`t be Tony the electrician from Newport by any chance?

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    Default Re: Geestport

    Hi I was a trainee Sparks in 1969 with Bruce showing me the ropes for 2 trips, then thrown in the deep end as solo Sparks in 1970, reflecting back on the time it was mostly a pleasant experience.

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