The Merchant Navy Crest


A tribute to the British Merchant Navy - they also served!

The Red Duster


On this page, I would like to record photos or other information pertaining to the ship. I would welcome anything you would like to share. I do have photos on many of the other pages on the site and I hope you find them of interest.

Some survivors at St Helena

Some of the survivors at St Helena

Copyright © Ralph Barker

Above from left to right: (standing) Andy Green, Thomas Parkinson, Leslie Mountain, George Blagrave-Dean, Bob Skea, Charlie McKechnie; (middle row) George Nutter, Roland Dodds, Victor Chambers, Ted Elliott; (front row) John Cullinane, Allan Tempest, James Turner, Charlie Williams

Les Boundy and Daughters

Leslie Boundy with daughters Pat and Daphne, MBE award at Buckingham Palace

Courtesy of Leslie's grandson Mark Wardel

Second Officer Les Boundy

Second Officer Leslie Boundy

Courtesy of Lorraine Leicester

Outside Government House

Pictured outside Government House, St Helena

Courtesy of Lorraine Leicester

Above from left to right: Leslie Boundy, Bob Gerner, Governor, William Bain Gray, Lady Bain Gray, Mona Rooksby, Arnold Silcock, William Rooksby? (Sitting)

dulcie kendall and colin

Dulcie Kendall and Colin

©Ralph Barker

St Helena children and nurses

Some of the children with their nurses outside the old civil hospital in St Helena

Courtesy of Lorraine Leicester

Seaman Gunner John Vass Morris. R.N.

(D.E.M.S.) R.N. Gunner John V. Morris

John V. Morris in later life (2006)

Mr. John V. Morris in later life (2006)

I am very grateful to John's grandson Anthony Morris for the photos above. Sadly John passed away on Thursday 4th May 2006 aged 83. Very much missed by all his family and friends.

Margaret Gordon

Margaret Gordon

James Whyte

James (Knocker) Whyte

Margaret Gordon

Margaret Gordon

I am very grateful to Margaret Gordon's niece Sue Home for the photos of Margaret Gordon and James (Knocker) Whyte.

Photo below from 1942 shows Dr. Quantrill and Third Officer Whyte with some of the CITY OF CAIRO's engineers. I think the 2nd engineer Bob Gerner is third from left and the 3rd, 4th and 5th engineers. Can you identify them?

City of Cairo engineers

Courtesy of Sarah Quantrill [Photo from 1942]

Ship's engineers

[Bottom up] 3/O Whyte, Dr. Quantrill and engineers

Courtesy of Sarah Quantrill

some of the ship's crew

Unidentified crew members

Courtesy of Sarah Quantrill