|03/09/2016 - 13:39||Bob Garroch||
Joined her as Radio officer during 1967 in East London South Africa. Sailed to Aden and then ran the Rhodesian fuel blockade to LM against the Royal Navy We did three runs being chased by the navy. They where flying Buccaneers across the bow and the Gannet was flying alongside the bridge wing. This event caused a major diplomatic row between President Kaunda of Zambia and British Government. Ship was mentioned in the Rhodesian archives. Sailed into Aden as the British army where fighting rear guard action as they evacuated. Coup d'A(C)tat started as we where loading. A James Bond person came on board and took me to the radio room to contact British Government to recall BA flight with 20 million pounds on board for the local government treasury. I was the only means to get a message out as Yemen was closed down. After the blockade running, sailed to the Vietnam war for remainder of trip just in time for the Tet offensive. Interesting times.