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    1956: (15yo). Toffee maker, Williams Toffee factory. Delivery boy for Irwins Grocers. Sea training school at Dickie Bonds. Joined Ellerman and Papayanni, galley boy. 1957: Johnson and Warren Line. 1958: Athel Tankers. Signed up for 6 years army service. Postings to Berlin 1959-1961 and Libya 1961-1964. 1964-65 truckie for Thomas Wilson and Jarvis Robinson Transport. Depart UK for NZ. Cable laying in post office. 1968- 1971 delivery of shrimp boats Texas to Port Moresby. Joined Aussie Customs service. 1971-2005 NZ Customs Service. 2005-2015 Yacht deliveries NZ-Tonga and VV for Moorings Yacht Charters. Now in my 80s so lotsa reading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald Young View Post
    Proir to m/n served apprenticeship--5 years as millright
    some say millwrong -- vickers armstrong elswick works
    on the tyne.

    Canada--alberta
    machinest millright
    real estate sales and appraisal webber bros.
    Appraiser and office lease negotiator alta govt.
    Same with federal govt--senior operational auditor
    western canada property manager--feds
    chief accommodation services region and hq--ottawa
    assigned to f/o facilities upgrade planning--ottawa.

    British columbia.
    General manager--esquimalt graving dock,

    retired with a golden handshake after 25 years--feds

    still living in sidney b c--lotus land
    Donald, did you ever run across Dougie Dodds at Vickers?

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