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    My dad is Alexander Pirie (Sandy) and was in the merchant navy when I was very young possibly 1958/59. We no longer have photos of his ship which I think was a tanker RFA Olna, I also remember seeing another photo of the crew. My father would have been in his early thirties then. Any information would be welcome.

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    Historical RFA

    http://www.historicalrfa.org/rfa-olna-ships-details

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeanHolmes View Post
    would be welcome.


    RFA Olna 1966 - 2000
    "Our veterans did not forget about us .... Let's not forget about them." From Michael Levesque

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    rfa olna was at Christmas Island for the h bomb test during 58/59 I was a crew member.

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    I am going to Christmas Island next March 2020

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Kong View Post
    I am going to Christmas Island next March 2020
    Brian it got the name because it was discovered on that day, not a day in March. LOL
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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    Hi John
    Kiritimati Atoll, coral island in the Northern Line Islands, part of Kiribati, in the west-central Pacific Ocean. It is the largest island of purely coral formation in the world, having a circumference of about 100 miles (160 km). Kiritimati Atoll was sighted on Christmas Eve in 1777 by the English so they called it Christmas Island.
    We sailed past it 18 months ago after visiting Fanning Island, its nearest neighbour.,
    It was used for the 1957 H Bomb tests.
    Cheers
    Brian

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