Stephen Foster

My name is Stephen Foster and I was at the college from 1977 to 1982, serving as a Deck Apprentice with Shell Tankers. I would particularly like to contact those attending the college at the same time as myself. Names that come to mind include Chris Keen, Bob Taylor and Stuart Hobbs (all former Shell Cadets). I also remember Mark Whitaker (Pan Ocean) who owned a memorable yellow Mini GT. Andy Storm, Mike Bailey (remember Bruce Springsteen), Fonz (can't remember is real name), Keith Denny (Kawasaki), and lots more faces I fail to put a name to at the moment.

For those of you who know me and wonder what I'm doing now. I am a Station Commander with Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service. I'm now married with two girls and live in Milton Keynes. Ref

The Lads

The photo attached is a jpeg and was taken in 1979. The quality is not good, and I've had to reduce its lack of quality further to make it a reasonable sendable size. The people on it (left to right) are Chris Keen, Me (albeit blurry), Fonz, Don (second name unknown), unknown nickname after one of the Banana Splits characters if I remember right, unknown, Dick Weston and Mark Whitaker

Email via 2nd Mates 1981

Dates of college courses - Ref

Ok this is straight out of my old Deck Cadet's Record Book, and as any Navigating Apprentice would know, that means it MUST be true.

Induction Course Greenhithe 19/9/77 to 30/9/77
Phase I Greenhithe 30/9/78 to 16/2/79
Phase III Greenhithe 8/9/80 to 13/3/81