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    You will be reading tales of some of the men who sailed under the Red Duster,this is a photo of two of my old shipmates on the Marchon Trader. The guy with his elbow on his knee was called Alan Mc Mullen, a giant of a man ,he once saved the life of a shipmate during the Algerian war of Independence. They got caught in an angry mob of Arabs who attacked them with knives,alans mated suffered a couple of stab wounds that made his lose consciousness and Alan put him over his shoulder and fought his way through the mob ,getting several knife wounds in the process. he succeeded in getting to safety and saved his mate from bleeding to death. Another man who rightly fits the definition of hero. The other guy? like me he was just an ordinary seaman called Fred.


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    This was an old fireman on the Marchon Trader,his northern irish accent was so strong that I had a hell of a job keeping up with what he was saying. as far as I could understand ,he was from a place that sounded like Port Avogie,but then that is what it sounded like to my untutored ears. Any of you out there any idea of where that sounds like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian daley View Post
    You will be reading tales of some of the men who sailed under the Red Duster,this is a photo of two of my old shipmates on the Marchon Trader. The guy with his elbow on his knee was called Alan Mc Mullen, a giant of a man ,he once saved the life of a shipmate during the Algerian war of Independence. They got caught in an angry mob of Arabs who attacked them with knives,alans mated suffered a couple of stab wounds that made his lose consciousness and Alan put him over his shoulder and fought his way through the mob ,getting several knife wounds in the process. he succeeded in getting to safety and saved his mate from bleeding to death. Another man who rightly fits the definition of hero. The other guy? like me he was just an ordinary seaman called Fred.
    Brian.. Have you ever noticed..When you enlarge this picture of your fine mates.. and hansom too.. that Alan McMullen, who saved the shipmate by tossing him on his shoulder.. Has a head of a man in the picture on his shoulder.. Just a coincidance.. but, I found it quite interesting.. ta for sharing such galant men...

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    Quote Originally Posted by naked lilac View Post
    Brian.. Have you ever noticed..When you enlarge this picture of your fine mates.. and hansom too.. that Alan McMullen, who saved the shipmate by tossing him on his shoulder.. Has a head of a man in the picture on his shoulder...
    He's just showing off - most sailors are content with a parrot.

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    Nice one Kev,Boom Boom!!
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    yes, the Parrot!! good one.. Love the stories and pics on here.. keep them coming... aloha

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