Captain Ken #8 - Buckingham Palace
Captain Ken Owen had a long career at sea which included sailing as master with Overseas Containers Limited (OCL), P&O Containers and P&O Nedlloyd. Ken is now retired and in 2020 he started writing a monthly article for publication using the pen name 'Captain Ken' in the Mellor Church Outlook magazine.
A number of articles that Ken has written are about his time at sea with the company and he has very kindly agreed that we can share them here.
This is the eighth article that we have reproduced on the PONLHeritage site and this one is very pertinent in the year of HM Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee and her sad passing, followed by her eldest son, now King Charles III, becoming the reigning monarch. Captain Ken Owen attends a Buckingham Palace Garden Party and realises the advantages of being in his Merchant Navy uniform...
A typical Buckingham Palace Garden Party, this one in 2014 (YouTube - The Royal Family)
2012 Olympics - HM Queen Elizabeth II escorted by '007, James Bond' (Youtube - BBC)
Platinum Jubilee 2022 - Paddington Bear has tea with the Queen at Buckingham Palace (YouTube - The Royal Family)
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Captain Ken Owen has kindly provided us with a new series of articles which will be published on a regular basis here. If you are interested in reading other articles that he has written which we haven't yet used then please feel free to go to mellorchurch.org/outlook-magazine/.