Many Sea Breezes readers are seafarers or were at sea for a time. I wonder whether anyone might be able to assist me in locating the last British Apprentice who, I believe, may have signed indentures in the early 1980s.
To assist my research I am making enquiries at The National Archives and at Greenwich Maritime Museum but I would welcome an email message from anyone who ‘commenced his time’ in the 1980s or who can put me in touch with someone who did so. While I may not be able to find the ‘last’ I hope to learn a little about the experiences of anyone whose apprenticeship commenced in that final era.
CAPTAIN BARRY THOMPSON