Apprentice to the Red Ensign, by Mike Holmes

Apprentice to the Red Ensign, by Mike Holmes
Apprentice to the Red Ensign, by Mike Holmes, subtitled 'A personal recollection of life in the British Merchant Navy of the late 1940's'

Book published by Woodfield in 2005, 242 pages. Paperback (N4480)

From the rear side cover: This book is a first hand account of life in the Merchant Navy as it was in the latter part of the 1940s, just after the end of the Second World War. It tells of the ships that made up the huge British merchant fleet and of the men who served in them, as remembered by the author, who was one of them.

The author was educated at Pangborne Nautical College, and when he left (aged 17) he went straight to sea, joining the Ellerman and Bucknell Steamship Company as a cadet. He served in three of the company's ships and one Royal Fleet Auxilary store ship - the ships he worked on included the City of Carlisle, the City of Rochester and the City of London, in all making 6 voyages and visiting ports in many parts of the world.

The book also includes around 30 pages of black and white photographs towards the end of the book ,but please note these photos are of 'photocopy' quality.

Condition of the book is generally excellent - the book looks unread! The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover.
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