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    Ensign John (Jacko) Swain

    We have been informed today that John (Jacko) Swain who served onboard Lowie as a Killick Stoker [LM(E)] during the 63-65 commission has 'crossed the bar'

    Jacko attended our 2013 reunion at Stafford meeting up with a number of old mess-mates from his time onboard, regrettably ill-health prevented him from attending any further reunions.

    Our sincere condolences go to his wife Jean and family.

    RIP Jacko

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    RIP Jacko, watch done. I'm so glad he managed to attend the 2013 reunion, when 4 of us Stoker's, Mick Drake, Pusser Hill, myself and Jacko were together again for the 1st time since 1964 when I left Lowie. Condolences to Jean and all Jacko's family.
    "Wot,no Airlocks on the Lowie!!!!"

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    Didnt know the name but recognise his pic and had a long chat with him at the dinner, RIP Sailor
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    RIP mate, thoughts are with your family.

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    Rip Jacko. Several good men gone already this year. Sad to hear the news.
    It is never too late to be what you might have been.

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    RIP Stokes.

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    Posted on behalf of Mick Drake. I would like to pay my respects to Jacko & Jacko’s family and to say how sorry I was to receive the call from Jean (Jacko’s Widow) informing me that my Friend, Shipmate & fellow Watch Keeper during the second commission had crossed the bar.
    I was so pleased that after a period of some 48 years to meet up with him again at the Stafford Reunion and that it had been a pleasure to have kept in touch with him and his good wife ever since.
    Sleep tight my friend, your watch is now over & your log sheet is marked accordingly.
    Last edited by Jock Dickson; 01-02-16 at 14:33.
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    Like Mick I was very pleased to to meet up with Jacko again at the Stafford reunion. Jacko always seemed to have a smile on his face a nd was a pleasure to work to be on watch with, as a buff stoker he helped me along the way.

    RIP Jacko, you were a good man.
    "Wot,no Airlocks on the Lowie!!!!"

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    Jacko's funeral will take place at 1300 Monday 1st Feb at Salisbury Crematorium.
    Request mourners wear bright clothing. There will be a gathering afterwards for drinks & eats. all are welcome.
    "Never laugh at your wife's choices.......you are one of them"

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    Thanks for that Ian, wish I could go to pay my last respects to him.
    "Wot,no Airlocks on the Lowie!!!!"

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