Captain Ken #23 - Suez and French Foreign Legionnaries
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 and he has very kindly agreed that we can share them here.
In the 23rd article of the Captain Ken articles to be reproduced on the PONLHeritage site Captain Owen tells of the time he witnessed French Foreign Legion soldiers taking the opportunity to desert as their ship transited the Suez Canal.
This article was first published in the church magazine in May 2022.
For further articles in this series:
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/.