Re: Audio Morse
"only one or two actually went to sea."
When the supertankers were being built and there were 3 of every officer from the small tankers seeking the same posts on the supertanker, I saw the opportunities to get 6 months on a ship in a probationary position as becoming highly unlikely, so I quit my course after 2 years and a term, to give me a few months job hunting advantage, ahead of school and university leavers.
I never knew how many from my year (at Southampton Coll of Technology) got to sea, but I had a job within 2 months of leaving college, as a trainee systems programmer. 1979, I remember it well !