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Recently added is an article submitted by Cliff Cocker at the end of the Bank Line page describing his voyage to the Antarctic. Below is a short bio.

I was born in Poplar in London in June 1930,moved to Dagenham in 1936 spent some of the war years in at Wales.
My father was a seafarer so I was drawn towards a career at sea, served an apprenticeship in a ship repair yard in the Royal Docks in London and then started my seagoing career in 1951. Was with several shipping companies, obtained my Seconds ticket whilst with Port Line, sailed as Senior Second on the TSMV Port WYndham, got married in 1955 started a a family,and decided to come ashore, was ashore in various roles including 2 years as the Resident Engineer in the British Embassy in Jakarta in Indonesia.
In 1974 was told that my next posting would be the rocket range at Benbecula in the Western Isles of Scotland.This II refused, applied to Bank Line who took me back as Second Engineer, finished off my Chiefs ticket with them and promoted to Chief. Made redundant in 1987, obtained a job as project Manager (New Works) at a local American Air Base,retired in 1991, went into local politics and Charitable Work, served a term as Mayor of Woodbridge Town, then a year as Chairman of Suffolk Coastal District Council. Gave up Council Work completely in 2010, and now fully occupied in caring for my disabled wife.
regards
Cliff

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