Good heavens – I’ve still got my MS Dunera Log Book!
- FOR CRUISE: L
- LEAVING: Tilbury
- ON: 21st June 1962
- CALLING AT: Kiel, Stockholm, Leningrad, Helsinki, Copenhagen
- NAME: Philip Alan Wake
- PARTY: Prices
- DORMITORY: Blake
According to the log book on the 14th day when we should have been back at Tilbury, we arrived at Kiel which presumably is why the log book “runs out” so to speak. All I remember is being late because of a damaged propellor, missing out on Helsinki and missing the mock A-levels in Physics. I ended up with 99% and was accused by the physics teacher of cheating. I had not cheated and therefore always remember the unfairness of his accusation but also remember thinking: “Ah well – I know the truth so it’s his problem not mine!”
I remember the teacher well – we used to call him Wick – he was very old and wizened – he threw a blackboard rubber at a child one day who was talking out of turn in class and knocked him out. Imagine what would have happened to a teacher doing something like that these days . . .