"This photo is of the crew of
minesweeper MFV1024, the middle of the three minesweepers in this 1945
Granton Harbour photo.
The photo of the crew was taken off Grimsby in
1945 by one of the shipmates, using a box Kodak camera belonging to my
"My father, Tom Bain,
is on the right of the picture. At the time he and my grandparents,
Charles and Isabella, lived at 2 Harewood Drive, Craigmillar.
He served his apprenticeship as a cooper at
Murrays and also worked at MacLachlans and the Caledonian distillery at
A committed trade unionist, he eventually
became general secretary of the National Trade Union of Coopers."
David Bain, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England:
March 1+3, 2009