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    HI Victoria.
    That was in Griffiths, Donald McKay had the local furniture shop, the Mafia were building huge Grass palaces out of the Marijuana crops they were growing, with the compliance of some in the Govt. After McKay dissapeared, {He has never been found} Neville Rann the N.S.W. Premier visited Griffiths, he never went to see the widow, he had dinner with the local mafia Don. They did charge and imprison a bloke for the murder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis McGuckin View Post
    I posted this some years ago.
    As we have had a lot of new members since then, thought it worth revisiting.


    Added By Doc Vernon Today : As said this is mainly for the Newer Members, as most old Lads have posted. Thanks Den for the Revival Good one .

    I have put a Link on in my post futher down list ( Doc ) however will add here as well ,as its the First Post and would be seen immediately

    https://www.merchant-navy.net/forum/...?325=#post3097
    At sea on the Andes, bakers baked me a cake had a right royal do in PO's bar aft. Went missing deliberatly with the worst hangover called over tannoy repeatedly, finally succumed to a searcher to be told should I make the midday deck buffet all would be forgiven and sure enough it was although the Chef Bluey Ellis gave me a look that would demolish Everest. All my discerning passengers taking the buffet that day were most generous.

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    I was a deck cadet on the QE2 at the time. We arrived in Southampton on my birthday at the end of her 1980 World Cruise. I don't remember a specific party as every night there was one somewhere on the ship which we were often invited to where they wanted a few uniforms on show. We left a day later on a transatlantic trip to New York followed by a Caribbean cruise. My one and only trip on a cruise ship but an unforgettable one

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    June 1959. Homeward bound from Calcutta and half-way across Arabian Sea. 2nd r/o on Brocks SS Mawana. Aden and Port Sudan to look forward to. I'd have been counting the days to my wedding on 4th July and trying to not increase my bar bill overmuch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Nicholson View Post
    June 1959. Homeward bound from Calcutta and half-way across Arabian Sea. 2nd r/o on Brocks SS Mawana. Aden and Port Sudan to look forward to. I'd have been counting the days to my wedding on 4th July and trying to not increase my bar bill overmuch.
    4th of July, indipendance day, but not for you mate.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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    #1. I'd just started at the College of International Marine Radio Telegraphic Telecommunications (A bit of a mouthful) Brooks Bar Manchester. Remembering fellow students; John Burch, John Hunt, Ronnie Mills and Richard Michael Todd. can't remember any more at the moment. Mum and Dad cashed in a policy and bought me my first car - a 100 sit up and beg Ford Anglia, no heater, no radio, 3-speed gearbox, no trafficators (Stick your arm out the window to signal) windscreen wipers that ran off compressed air, the wiper blades flapping like the clappers going downhill, hardly moving while car climbing uphill, no power-assisted steering. A bit different the all singing all dancing Jag XE I drive now. But I loved the car until a former girlfriend of mine wrote it off crashing it over Myhtholme Steeps when she could not steer around a hairpin bend. At reaching the age of consent (then 21) I gave blood for the first time. that's all I can remember now it was so long ago.

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    21st Birthday second edition?
    How many bloody 21st do you get, I only got one, that I know of.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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    Will stick with my original, Ma Carroll’s Belfast. Finished up with someone’s carry out, someone’s girlfriend , and woke up with someone’s headache. JS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j.sabourn View Post
    Will stick with my original, Ma Carroll’s Belfast. Finished up with someone’s carry out, someone’s girlfriend , and woke up with someone’s headache. JS.
    hi john sabourn

    so not only guilty of mine sweeping but stealing someones girlfriend, watch out for them kerbs coming back to bite you,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Copley View Post
    #1. I'd just started at the College of International Marine Radio Telegraphic Telecommunications (A bit of a mouthful) Brooks Bar Manchester. Remembering fellow students; John Burch, John Hunt, Ronnie Mills and Richard Michael Todd. can't remember any more at the moment. Mum and Dad cashed in a policy and bought me my first car - a 100 sit up and beg Ford Anglia, no heater, no radio, 3-speed gearbox, no trafficators (Stick your arm out the window to signal) windscreen wipers that ran off compressed air, the wiper blades flapping like the clappers going downhill, hardly moving while car climbing uphill, no power-assisted steering. A bit different the all singing all dancing Jag XE I drive now. But I loved the car until a former girlfriend of mine wrote it off crashing it over Myhtholme Steeps when she could not steer around a hairpin bend. At reaching the age of consent (then 21) I gave blood for the first time. that's all I can remember now it was so long ago.
    hi peter copely
    i can only say you where spoiled.
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    MV Torr Head of Head Line Belfast.In the middle of the Atlantic homeward bound from a run up the great lakes 1971.

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