Kheti, an ammunition supply vessel, on special Admiralty service attached to the Far East Fleet. 1951 appointed Master on the Roodewal (ex Bokkeveld). Started his own construction company in 1998 and traded until 2007, when he took a year off to go sailing with his family. Served on numerous vessels and also served as Master at Arms on many S. 1968 – 94 – teaching in Comprehensive School, Jersey, Channel Islands. He made his mark in his senior year as a silver bugler in the band. 1987 – Entered the winemaking industry when he became Manager of Drakenstein Winery. 1980 – 81 – After 2 months on the “Cable Restorer” served on the Safmarine Deep Sea salvage tugs “Wolraad Woltemade” and the “John Ross” as Third Officer. Raoul built up Beaumont Wines [Western Cape] over a goodly number of years, being the creator of and inspiration for many fine full bodied reds! May 1949 joined the Natal Provincial Administration Traffic Inspectorate. Did a District Office Course and opened a District Office at Stanger, Empangeni, Eshowe. It was then that they made the momentous decision of turning round to head west for South Africa, a decision which was to significantly affect Mike’s life! Also serving on assorted nautical and educational committees in Hong Kong. Railways before going to sea with the Union Castle and Safmarine.Seconded to the Mediterranean Fleet for the Sicilian landings in July 1943 and the invasion of Italy in August after which rejoined the Far East fleet in Tricomalee Sri Lanka. 1953 – 1987 Superintendent with Royal Interocean Lines and Nedlloyd Lines, Durban, until retirement in 1987. On returning to the UK in 2008, he accepted a two year construction contract in Bahrain. Thereafter had his own business, Auer Sepcialist Contractors, until 1999 when relocated to New Zealand. During the war he enlisted and served in the Royal Natal Carbineers. On leaving the Botha he returned to George and was tragically killed in a car accident on the Outeniqua Pass a few weeks later, 1955.1996 in Singapore working for a line management company as their Operations Manager for South East Asia. Moved up to General Manager of Boland Wine & Brandy (Paarl). 1982 – 84 – Second Officer with Safmarine and Mobil Shipipng. Bayley failed his Board of Trade eyesight test and was thus precluded from serving at sea as a deck officer. In the Second World War he was awarded the Military Cross [MC] for his actions in the Sidi Rezegh tank battles [ late November 1941]. Thereafter has gained 18 years oilfield experience consisting of 8 years on Jack-ups as Master/Barge Engineer, Jack Man, Rig Mover and Towmaster. On lighter note, he and his wife Jayne gave their names to two superb “quaffable” delights – “Raoul’s Rustic Red” and “Jayne’s Walker Bay White” – both great marketing successes. Remained until retirement in 1989 as Chief Traffic Inspectorate of Ciski Government after being seconded there to form the Ciski Traffic Department. Later returned to sea with Smith Coasters and obtained Masters Certificate Joine S. Arriving in Durban, Colin left to resume a normal life while Mike met his crew for life, Paddy (nee Patricia Mast). Appointed a Director of World Wide Shipping Agency on the 1st of January 1994. Obtained Chief Engineer’s Certificate followed by a B. Returned to SA Railways & Harbours before joining SA Airways.Having been abandoned by aforementioned young maiden I joined Lever Brothers for a few years in their Sales Division. If Mike Lundy happens to read this, I still have a copy of the minutes of the meeting of his first meeting as chairman of Hout Bay Round Table at which I was a guest. In 1984 I joined Lions and was President of Randburg Lions in 87/88 and President of Northcliff Lions in 10/11. On completion of his time at the Botha, John returned to the Transvaal starting work as an official learner at Ellerton Gold Mine before transferring to Buffelsfontein near Klerksdorp. Next was the ‘Jan Haywood’, another voith, also very good. He was not a seagoer.02/1963 – 10/1968 – Cadet to Third Officer with Safmarine. 08/1986 – 07/1987 – Owner/skipper of own fishing vessel. In 1962, having been in London for a while, making friends with a bunch of Aussies, David went off to Western Australia where he worked for Elder Smiths Ships Agency as a boarding officer. Served as Assistant Port Captain in Port Elizabeth until 1996 when appointed Port Captain in East London. 2006 retired but continued with pilot and tug masters training. Obtained first class extra certificates in navigation and seamanship, etc. He was Senior Harbour Pilot in Cape Town in the 1950’s and in East London in the 1970’s. This was a very prestigious decoration awarded to Warrant Officers, Senior Ratings and Junior ratings in the Navy as well as to personnel in the other services “for distinguishing himself by outstanding acts of resourcefulness, perseverance or personal courage or by his outstanding leadership or responsibility and personal example against an enemy in the field”. 1990 Promoted to regional sales manager and moved to Johannesburg. Sailed with Unicorn Lines and Durban Lines 1971 – 76.
1971 left the Royal navy and joined a ship building firm as their sales director. The next 3 years was spent with the Goldfields Mining Group as an underground official (read Learner Official/Shift Boss). Somewhere along the way I joined Round Table until they evicted me at age 40, as they tend to do. Fourie (Cadet Number 56) who were all apprenticed in January 1924. John Andrews came to the General Botha from the Boys’ High School in Potchefstroom, making his mark at the Bothie as a boxer, winning the junior extra heavyweight title in the l954 Schools Amateur Boxing Championship. In SATS General Botha he was known as Maurice Walter Beiles No. He reportedly changed his name to Bassett shortly after completing his two years. After leaving the Botha, he served his apprenticeship with Union Castle Line and returned to them after passing his second mates, serving as a fourth officer in the Winchester Castle then onward and upward, passing his mates and serving as third officer and then second officer in the Union Castle fruit ships. 1978 apointed Harbour Pilot in Walvis Bay and in 1982 in Port Elizabeth. 2004 appointed Chief Harbour Master for National Port Authority. He went on to become a master mariner serving in various vessels. He was one of only four Defence Force personnel ever to be awarded the van Riebeeck Medal [VRM]. 1988 switched to marketing and sales with Safmarine before leaving shipping and moving into the Pharmaceutical industry in October ’88 as a sales representative with Glaxo. Decorations: Bronze long service, 1939/45 Star Atlantic Star, Pacific Star war medal. Those who were on deck and were thrown into the sea, were rescued, but Royston Arthur Claydon Fink was not one of the survivors; and his death due to drowning was presumed on 16th April 1945.
May 1942 awarded his wings and a commission as Pilot Officer. Latter part of 1943 returned to South Africa and spent the next 18 months flying Ansons at Young’s Filed. sailed with Safmarine and later Bank Line, joining their vessel Gugerat. He retired from all forms of business activity in the early 2000’s and now  lives (although in poor health) in Port Elizabeth where he uses his flair for the written word and passes the time in this pursuit which has included two novels and an anthology to date. Attended school at Warsash, and became a paid up member of the Rising Sun, as well as the Bugle in Hamble. 1939 – 1945 Star 1939 – 1945 Medal Atlantis Star, Africa, Star, Africa Service Medal Promotion dates: January 1953, S/Lt. Deceased 03/08/2000Born Ladymsith, Natal 22nd March 1920. In 1936 Alfred Samuel Carter joined the Bank Line, and in 1941 became Sub-Lieutenant in the Seaward Defence Force, where he remaiend for a year. 1993 joined Portnet as Mate and Master on Harbour tugs. Thereafter sailed on other vessels including troop transport in 1945. Worked for Scripture Union and in 1965 joined the S. 1948 was second officer on the Laeveld, Van Riebeeck Lines. In February 1945, when serving in the MV Anculus he ws discovered to be suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis, from which he eventually died on 14th February 1947, his death being officially confirmed as attributable to War Service. I am also actively developing related “Green Tech Businesses” within the “Earthly Directions” brand.
In his junior year, Frikkie won the floating trophy for Navigation and Seamanship and in his senior year was appointed Junior Cadet Captain, winning the Seamanship Trophy and a mathematics prize, as well as the Silver Bugle for his musical ability. Frikkie continues to do the odd marine consulting job but in essence, he and Rosemary live in happy semi-retirement in Cape Town. 2007: On leaving the farm we settled in Somerset West. 1990 – 91 – Sanlam Assurance 1991 – present (11/93) – Estate Agent and Independent Insurance Agent. The reason for three funnels was that she was built for the China coast where, in Chinese thinking there was a correlation between the number of stacks and a vessel‘s seaworthiness. On completion of sea time in BI, wrote Second Mates in London after studying at Edward V11 college Then signed on the Bullard King ship Umzinto, under Roy Harber. 1951 appointed shore superintendent of all SAR Ships and chartered vessels and retained title of SAR Ships Agent. Thereafter joined OCTO Marine later known as Smit Terminals and was back offshore as Master on the Deep Salvage 1 (dive support in Oil & Gas) on the west coast of Africa and later the Tinitini.
Eight years later joined Rand Water Board as Topographical and Engineering Surveyor from where he retired after 34 years as Principal Surveyor. He pulled stroke oar in the ‘A’ whaler crew and proved an excellent bowler for the cricket team. I believe it fair to say that SOS camps and School in the Wilds have truly become a Western Cape institution with some 8 000 kids visiting the facility annually for 3 and 5 day camps. 1968 – 72 – Cymot Ltd (Motor Spares) Cape Town and Durban 1972 – 87 – Gaydon Spares Centres, Regional Manager Diplomas: Business Management, Marketing Management & Finacnial Management 1987 – 88 – own businses 1988 – 90 – Parts Manager, Top Parts, Pietermaritzburg. My first ship was Tairea, built in 1924, three funnels, twelve boilers and capable of 16 kts, no doubt a greyhound of the seas in those days. Thereafter did a stint of farming in Tulbagh and found it was more profitable to be in the Marine Industry and joined Portnet in Cape Town as Tug Master also obtaining a 10,000 tonne Pilot License and did some piloting in Cape Town during my spare time.
A marriage that lasted through 48 years ending only at Peggy’s passing in August 2009 after contracting Alzheimer’s Disease. Remained on Aloe for a further year as second mate, until she was sold to Greek interests. Promtoed to Walvis Bay as Pilot in 1966 returning to Durban in the same grade about three years later. Later joined the Department of Transport and retired in 1990 as Chief Surveyor and Examiner.1939 – Chief Cadet Captain the Genearl Botha. After 5 years with Noble Denton, Zakher Marine International requested me to join them as Special Projects Manager carrying out Strategic Corporate Development projects.