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Chusan Reunion



Chusan reunion at Eastwood NSW, attendees were L-R: Mike Maskell (back left), Louise Maskell, Cathy Ballam (the late Joe Ballam's wife) Charlie Gentle, Sue Gentle.

Where are you from: NSW

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Well there's a vision from the past Mr Maskell, last time I saw you it was in the shower room on Chusan must be somewhere round 1970 , havent changed a bit. I did sail with Joe and had met Cathy once, you are looking younger than ever.
Im glad you had a good reunion God bless

Where are you from: Gibraltar

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Good to see you all .I did my first three years a sea on Chusn .Nov 1966 til April 1969 . I remember Mick . Charlie and Joe . You are all looking good on the photo . That is over 50 years ago where has the time gone . Hope you had a good reunion . Good to see you on the photo . Take care all of you

Where are you from: Silloth Cumbria UK

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Great to see reunions popping up Mike.

You put me in touch with Joe Ballum some years ago. I sailed with him on Oriana in 1970/71.

Joe and I swapped a few letters before his unfortunate passing.

Where are you from: Bilgola - Sydney Northern Beaches

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I was on Chusan the first day you joined. memories of the good times Mr Hairy Bear and strange chest hair fires amongst the memories of the Chusan where I met my wife still together after all these years

Where are you from: Auckland New Zealand

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I was on Chusan 1969 - 1971 as asst. electrician. I remember you, Mike, and Joe Ballam who Nippy Norman Pound used to call 'gateway to the south'

Where are you from: Ipswich originally, now Chandlers Ford, Hampshire.

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Why "gateway to the south"?

Joe was a great bloke. He gave me his 4E epaulets when he left, as I had just got the step up to 4E then. I still have them.

Where are you from: Bilgola - Sydney Northern Beaches

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Greg Sinclair
Why "gateway to the south"?

Joe was a great bloke. He gave me his 4E epaulets when he left, as I had just got the step up to 4E then. I still have them.
Nippy Norman used to shout "Balham, gateway to the South". It was a comedy sketch parodying a short travel documentary about the South London suburb of Balham.

Where are you from: Ipswich originally, now Chandlers Ford, Hampshire.