Depressing news for the Clyde shipyards
I have written on numerous occasions in this magazine about the failure of the UK Government to have a strategic and joined-up defence policy and the impact this has had on the deterioration of our once famous Royal Navy.
British seafaring jobs – what does the future hold?
In late March 2017, I travelled from Douglas in the Isle of Man to Heysham Port (near Lancaster) on the Isle of Man Steam Packet’s RO/Pax MV Ben-My-Chree and then on by road to Fife in Scotland.
A very special centenary
In the City of London this month, a celebration dinner will be held to mark the centenary of the Seafarers UK, known to many of us as the King George V Fund for Sailors.
The passage of time
The end of one year and the welcoming in of a new year is almost always a trigger for reminiscence and often some melancholy about the passage of time and the passing of colleagues and friends no longer with us.