Welcome to Ernie Brown’s Web Site


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Sadly, Ernie has passed away. This site is maintained in memory of Ernie Brown, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. 1920 – 2018.

Who am I?

I am a retired Public Servant who started working as a Radio Operator in the Merchant Navy, and then in the Federal Department of Transport, in an occupation and a career that no longer exists! New technologies made us obsolete!

My hobby of Amateur Radio keeps me in touch with a diminishing circle of friends who were also Radio Operators, as well as new friends in this hobby.

But I have stories to tell, and memories to cherish, and people to remember.

Why have a Web Site?

Browse my site for the stories and the memories.

The site is dedicated to the memory of Shipmates who shared the same hazards in the Merchant Navy; and to the mentors who, from time to time, encouraged my progression in my career in Dept. of Transport.

The site I maintained for many years at http://members.shaw.ca/va3oeb/ was eliminated by the service provider in March 2017, so I have recreated my site here.

If you are also a Radio Operator, or are interested in my stories, I would like to hear from you.

You can contact Ernie’s family at va3oeb@gmail.com

Updated: October 2020.

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Please continue to Merchant Navy Sparks – Part 1