Coming Home

Back in the 70s when I was serving in the Merchant Navy all I needed to know about joining my next ship was provided in the joining letter that would land on the doormat towards the end of my leave. The joining letter would tell me the name of my next ship, where I was to join the ship, the name of the agent, and the approximate date that I was expected to travel. The one thing the joining letter did not tell me was when I would next be home.Joining instructions Continue reading


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