I keep receiving emails from friends reunited telling me another old shipmate has posted in the forum. These alerts are supposed to inform me of people joining who post their service in ships compatible to my dates in them. I now think I must have dreamed that I served in some of the ships when I thought I did as there are people turning up with the same dates i have never heard of. There is a girl posted as having joined the Devonshire as a cook in 1972 or 73. I would have got,...sorry I mean remembered her. There were no women at sea in the Devonshire then, except the skippers wifes nurse/doctor who was a gold ring doctor who lived aboard from Pompey to Simonstown SA where the skippers wife died. That he married the doctor 6 weeks later in Cape Town is none of my business. Back to the thread, don't half these geezers know where they were and when. Cus there is a shit load on there that I did serve with in the right time frames, and one has been here quite recently, probably trying to steal my rum. Nice try Dan.:-D Rant finished switch to auto.