30/11/04, resubmitted 23/5/2013 Jeff Appleyard commented: My late Father served in the Seaforth Highlanders, and I was born in Hong Kong in 1937, and my family all came back to the UK [Southampton] in 1939 on board the “DUNERA”, unfortunately, … Read More Here!
We just received an excellent email from Brenda Yalden (nee Martin). I am going to post her email detail and an article from the Southern edition of the TV times in December 1962. It’s a really good story. Thank you … Read More Here!
Hello Mike Thankyou for your email, I did have a post on your website some time ago but have not received any feedback. The story is, is that I had a distant cousin who was in the RAF and was … Read More Here!
I was a National Serviceman in the RASC and after training was placed on a Far East Draft. We sailed aboard the Dunera bound for Korea. Luckily some of us were re-posted en route and left the ship at Singapore. … Read More Here!
I was on the Dunera Cruise in 1967 from Malta that went to Crete, Ephesus, Beirut and Haifa. I think that was the one that saw us stuck outside Grand Harbour in a Force 10 Gale. Though I might be … Read More Here!
Thank you Lynn Shutt for bringing this video up to our attention on our Facebook Page….. The National Library in Canberra is hosting an exhibition marking 70 years since a group of people were interned as enemy aliens in camps … Read More Here!
Just today we have as new comment from a Mr John Rooney. The comment is right here at the bottom of the page, and anyone who may have been on that trip can add a similar post and swap stories. … Read More Here!
My name is Alec Adams, and was 14 at the time my school was King John Secondary School, Benfleet, Essex. I was on the 1961 ‘O’ cruise that traveled from Southampton, to La Corunna, Gibraltar, Lisbon and back via Lloret … Read More Here!
You said you were on 1967 cruise and that you were at RHS….Edinburgh RHS? Did you go to Norway and Denmark? If so would love to see your movie. … Read More Here!
A message from Pete Delduca on Saturday, June 26, 2010 Again I have to say that the MV Dunera was not a schools ship in 1960, those who think they sailed on the first school trip are mistaken. I was … Read More Here!
This site is a wonderful surprise. I am a retired teacher, nearly 61 now, I had one of the most incredible experiences of my life when I sailed on a the Dunera on a 12 day school cruise around N … Read More Here!
Sailed from Southampton August 56 en route to Cyprus then Singapore. Due to situation in Suez we put into Malta for a day.We were then told we would be sailing Via the Cape to Singapore. When we got to Gibraltar … Read More Here!
I had two trips on the Dunera, one over Christmas 1964 to Venice, Haifa and Genoa and the summer trip to Russia, which included a train trip to Moscow. I was with a group from the St Albans Boys’ Grammar … Read More Here!
There are several mentions of the boys, Chris and Oswald Wolkenstein, in Alan Gill’s book “Interrupted Journeys”. Particularly interesting is the exact date they were released from Tatura Camp 2 to go to Xavier College in Melbourne – January 12th, … Read More Here!
From Stanley Mayle on Monday, September 27, 2010 ————————————————————————— Re Bernards message Dunera 13.4.05 I sailed into Southhampton on her from Port Said on around 8th April 53. I hope she was tidied up for you Bernard after our non … Read More Here!
Some of you will have been seeing the photo above on the home page! THANK you for your patience! We have arrived at the new server and as far as I can see, we’re all systems go and hopefully not … Read More Here!
I was on a school trip on the Dunera in November 1963 with a group of boys from Privet School, Gosport, Hants. One of the teachers was a Mr. Smith who taught metal-work. As I recall, we went by train … Read More Here!
I was on this Casablanca trip from Glasgow. I remember Casablanca, Lisbon, Grenada and Vigo plus the horrendous crossing of the Bay of Biscay. Couldn’t take to the food or keep it down and lost 15 lb in weight in … Read More Here!
I was just three when my mother took me and my 3 month old sister out to Malaya to meet our father who was stationed in Penange. Three years later we sailed back on the Devonshire. I have some memorys … Read More Here!