John Walker: Radio Officer – Blue Funnel Line
Posted on: Mon 18 Oct 2021
With a delightful Scottish brogue tinged with humour and a touch of Canadian accent, John talks about his experiences post-WW11 serving as Radio Officer with Alfred Holt & Company who ran the legendary Blue Funnel Line and the Glen Line. John settled in Canada for a few years after his shipping career, and his skills as a psychologist were employed by the Canadian Police.
Blue Funnel Line (Alfred Holt & Co.) cargo liner “Peleus”, 10,093 tons gross, built 1949, steam turbines, at Swansea Docks, 06/71. Wikimedia commons
John Walker. Provided by J Walker and used with permission