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    CAPT. NORTH of The ATLANTIC CONVEYOR

    Captain Ian North - when he was called to war
    Epitomized the spirit of Merchant Navy lore,
    Resourceful with ability and a bushy beard,
    Showing calm authority, he was well revered.

    His ship was berthed in Liverpool when his orders came,
    To steam down to the Falklands and help refute the claim,
    He then prepared his vessel into a breed of carrier,
    Converted for the choppers and the vital Harrier.

    Laden with Chinooks, Wessex and the Lynx,
    The Captainís innovation ironed out many kinks,
    Stores and apparatus loaded to complete,
    Staggering in so short a time, and quite a marvellous feat.

    Steaming with the battle group they went to do their bit,
    Later near San Carlos she took a bomberís hit,
    Spreading fire and mayhem caused by exocet,
    Reaching fuel in army trucks standing by on deck.

    The sinking of `Conveyor` was a bona fide disaster,
    Twelve men gave their lives inclusive of her Master,
    Essentially civilians they didnít have to go,
    But steadfast British mariners never would say no.

    They went to serve our country as seamen always will,
    Crucial to the campaign with their special skill,
    Flying our red duster - his crew were going forth,
    Under fine tradition - and Captain Ian North.

    VIA: Cpt Joe Earl.

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    Last edited by Keith at Tregenna; 26th May 2020 at 07:58 AM.
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    he used to have a pint in the royal seaforth? the lock gates in the seaforth container terminal were made for the ACT 1 looked at her many times.. jp

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    Relative of mine Terry Fairbrother was the chief steward aboard her when she went down to the Falklands. R.I.P. Terry.
    {terry scouse}

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    Hi Keith,
    I sailed with a Pat Meehan ( I believe that is the spelling ), on the Arawa, he lost his life on the Atlantic Conveyer, always feel a little sad when I hear about that ship, he was a good bloke and a great laugh.
    Cheers, Paul.

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    Nice one Keith Thanks

    Yes i will not forget Terence , he was one really good Guy! A good mate of me and my late Brother.
    I raise a glass to you Terence!
    Cheers RIP

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