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    Default Captain T. Roy Parsons retired Clan Line: I am his daughter keen to find out more

    Hello! My father, Terence Roy Parsons, always known as Roy, died in February his year aged 92. He joined the Clan Line as a cadet in 1944 and sailed in convoys across the Atlantic in the Clan Colquhoun under Capt Hogg. He sailed in many of the Clan Line ships, eventually in command, until his sudden redundancy when so many of the ships were sold. He shared with me many tales of his experiences especially in the last 18 months of his life. I would love to learn more and hear from those who sailed with my father. Thank you!

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    Condolences on your late father's "Crossing of the Bar",
    I do hope that you do find here on site, some that knew
    him or of him.

    Regards,

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

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    Default Re: Captain T. Roy Parsons retired Clan Line: I am his daughter keen to find out more

    http://www.bandcstaffregister.com maybe a very useful source of information to you in hold copies of many of the company house magazines showing crew lists as well as biographical details of many of the people there. I'm sure that if there is not an entry for your father they would probably be delighted to add the information
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    Default Re: Captain T. Roy Parsons retired Clan Line: I am his daughter keen to find out more

    Hello Robyn
    May i also send Condolences on the los of your Dad,a sad time indeed.
    Yes that Link Rob has put on i am sure will get some good info ,i hyope that wll help you.
    A great pity when the demise of all thos good old Ships started,as we will neve a we will never ahain see the likes of such great Ships! So many great Companies now gone and forgotten,Clan Line was one along with Union Castle Line and all the rest!
    Thanks for your post and i hope you may get more info coming with a wee bit of time
    Cheers

    PS Was he Originally from Southampton ?
    Do you have his Dischange Book etc.

    https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ils/r/D8649772

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    Default Re: Captain T. Roy Parsons retired Clan Line: I am his daughter keen to find out more

    I have traced as much of his career with B&C as I can and you will find it here: Roy Parsons

    If you do trace more information I would love to add it to his page.
    A photograph of him would be useful as others will recognise him.

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    Many thanks for your reply and for alerting me to the information you have. I do have Dad's discharge book etc and shall look out a few photos at different stages of his career to post in due course.

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    Thank you the reply.
    You say you have his Discharge Book,do you also have his CRS10 Papers which would hold quite a bit more information than the Book. Just in case I ask that's all.
    Good luck and we look forward to any info you may want to post
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    Quote Originally Posted by robpage View Post
    http://www.bandcstaffregister.com maybe a very useful source of information to you in hold copies of many of the company house magazines showing crew lists as well as biographical details of many of the people there. I'm sure that if there is not an entry for your father they would probably be delighted to add the information
    Many thanks for your helpful suggestion!

    Kind regards

    Robyn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith at Tregenna View Post
    Condolences on your late father's "Crossing of the Bar",
    I do hope that you do find here on site, some that knew
    him or of him.

    Regards,

    Keith.
    Many thanks, Keith.

    'Crossing the bar' was read at my mother's request at Dad's funeral; I wonder how frequently this is the case for old sea dogs!


    I am looking forward to finding people who sailed with him and have stories to tell of voyages together. Sadly I suppose it's unlikely that any of his contemporaries who shared his wartime adventures at sea, will come forward now, but maybe I shall come across stories already posted by those who, like Dad, may have been determined to go to sea rather than face conscription as a 'Bevin Boy' and be sent down the mines! However, I hope there are many younger members of crew who voyaged with him and may have fascinating stories to relate.

    Kind regards

    Robyn

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    Quite a nice version:

    Keith.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNZ754iEPuM
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