Mark Peters

QE2 MEMORIES

Whilst looking through the books back in the school library in 1978 I found an old worn out careers book, "The Merchant Navy" and after reading it I was hooked, the merchant navy was for me.

I joined the QE2 in 1980 after my consultation with Mr. Tinkler at the POOL and once on board was shown the way forward to the Commie waiters section where I was introduced to the other commies, and that was the start of my most colourful adventures on that fabulous ship.

The commies if you do not know were pretty much the (Slaves) of the waiters who took great pleasure in giving us most of the dirty jobs they did not want to do, but we did not mind, even after the eleven hour day we were full of life and liked nothing more than to go down to the bar for a swifty.