I say life, because going to sea really is a way of life and not just a job or career.  It was truly a traumatic experience to move from the rather prestigious position in the Upper Sixth form at Fairfield in June 61, - to become the lowest form of life at sea – a Deck cadet aboard a Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker with peculiar rigs for carrying out replenishment at sea with warships.  This was and remains today, the major role for the service, and I was to spend the best part of my working career within this organisation.

 

 

Roger Robinson Brown

Captain Peter A Robinson RFA

I say life, because going to sea really is a way of life and not just a job or career.  It was truly a traumatic experience to move from the rather prestigious position in the Upper Sixth form at Fairfield in June 61, - to become the lowest form of life at sea – a Deck cadet aboard a Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker with peculiar rigs for carrying out replenishment at sea with warships.  This was and remains today, the major role for the service, and I was to spend the best part of my working career within this organisation.

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