Magazine article Geographical

Navigator

Magazine article Geographical

Navigator

Article excerpt

Tony Voysey

AGE: 66

OCCUPATION: Retired HM Customs, naval navigator and education officer of the River Thames Society

ROUTE TO THE JOB: "I was born on the shores of Chichester Harbour where I spent my childhood messing about in boats. I was always fascinated by people's stories of the Navy, and I believe that this was my inspiration. My time in the Navy began in HM Customs in various British ports and in 1959 I was commissioned into the Royal Naval Reserve. I spent many years working all over Europe as a watchkeeping and navigating officer aboard some of the last wooden warships (minesweepers) in service. I left HM Customs in 1982, taking up a full time appointment in the Navy. This entailed living in Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Colombia and Bermuda. I don't know if I can claim to have sailed the `Seven Seas', but I have certainly seen a good number of them? My work has taken me across the Mediterranean, Pacific and Indian oceans. Since leaving the Royal Navy I have taught geography to A Level students, and although retired, I am the education officer for the River Thames Society, an educational and environmental charity based in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.