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On my second cruise on Himalaya at captains cocktails I had a titled Lady. Asking where I hailed from “Barrow” or phonetically Barra was my response. To which she said “young man, if you want to get on you really must work at loosing that northern accent. These Australians will never understand you”
I can’t say that I ever used a name other than my own at Captain’s cocktails but I remember when I joined SS Arcadia in August 1969 we had a 3rd engineer whose opening gambit was “ my name is ———— perhaps you’ve heard of me or seen my face In the brochure?” He had apparently been in shot when the Company were taking photographs for the P & O brochure. Funnily enough it seemed to have the desired effect in the wheeling in department.
Does anyone else out there remember who this was?