Tuesday, 5 February 2008

You've changed

Charles Bowley, a reader of this blog, mailed this week to say that he had a few photos of the day the Robert Charles Brown arrived on station. The pictures are superb and I will use some more this week. However, this one really caught my eye. This was the crew at the time. How things change! Only three remain as crew now (Martin, Robert and Jon Dear). Of the rest, some remain but in other roles (Dave Corben - DLA) while the rest are enjoying a gentle retirement. They all have significantly less hair and what there is is a more distinguished colour.

Of those who remain; Martin has now lost the slug-like appendage which was hanging on his upper lip in those days and Robert has now passed puberty and become a man!

Memory, all alone in the moonlight
I can dream of the old days
Life was beautiful then
I remember the time I knew what happiness was
Let the memory live again

(Babara Streisand)


Anonymous said...

When was this?

Mark R

lifeboatjohn said...

1992, not sure exactly when but I'm sure one of the Dave's could tell you.

Anonymous said...

The Robert Charles Brown arrived on station on the 26th of March, 1992. I remember that swept back hairstyle I had then, it must have been because I was out on deck too much.

Dave Corb

Anonymous said...

Sorry, made a mistake (not like me) 26th of May, 1992.