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Isaac in his role as Harbourmaster at Scapa
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Isaac in his role as Harbourmaster at Scapa

Isaac in his role as Harbourmaster at Scapa. He was in his uniform for a royal visitor who I can't remember.
Picture added on 21 February 2010 at 13:35
Ithink this photo was taken about the time the Queen came ashore at Scapa.I also think his name may be spelt Issat but not too sure. Does anyone know out there?
Added by Liz Firth on 21 February 2010
Is this picture the wrong way around? Buttons on jacket buttoning the wrong way?
Added by MARION MCLEOD on 21 February 2010
Hi Marion your right the photo is the wrong way round. And Liz it was not the Queen I have the photos some where of who it was. It was one of the dukes and I think it was to do with the end of the RNX.
Anonymous comment added on 24 February 2010
Didn't know his port from his starboard?
Added by Ian Hourston on 24 February 2010
His name is Issac, spelt that way. His step daughter Beryl was my mothers cousine and he now lives at Highland Park House.
Added by Morag Shearer on 01 March 2010
He moved to St Peters care home Stromness some time before Christmas
Added by Alan on 01 March 2010
Prince Michael of Kent visited the RNXS at Scapa in approx 1990 to present somebody with a long service medal and to go to sea with the XSV to go around Scapa Flow. There was a large exercise on at the time.
The Queen visited PHQ Scapa in 1987 (I think) followed by King Olaf a few weeks later.
We were disbanded in 1994.
Added by W Watters on 02 March 2010
Mr Wilson says his name is spelt Isaac, he was at Highland Park House but he moved to Stromness in the middle of December 2009 and has been there ever since He likes St Peters better because he can see the sea.
Added by Allan Besant on 02 March 2010
I knew his sister Violet who ran Lyness Post Office for many years in the 1960s,70s and early 80s. His father's house used to stand at the foot of Ore Brae in Lyness and was full of naval memorabilia, that stuff would be worth a fortune nowadays !!!
Added by Elaine Sutherland (Allen) on 17 July 2012
Issac was a one off, he had a dry wit and every one he came in contact with had a 'by name'.

On the Scapa pier all who traveled or delivered goods had an Issac name! A lorry driver who sat well forard in his seat was 'Nose at the glass'! Another traveller fae the Sooth Isles had his toes crushed on the pier was named by Issac "Flat Toes"! Another was the "Elder Lemon".

Issac was for many years farm worker to John Hourie and his sisters in the district o Firth, one day as he was putting tar on a hen house Captain John "another who you could write a book about" shouted "Bue Wilson I hope you are maakan a decent job o that" Issac said "hoo can yae no maak a decent job o taran a hen hoose"!!.
Has the good Lord stopped maakan anes like Issac? I do hope not.

Added by John Budge on 21 July 2012
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