Longest serving Falmouth pilot retires

by tocle on September 17th, 2013 - Comments Off

Longest serving Falmouth pilot retires

Captain David Barnicoat is seen below disembarking the Seabourn Pride, his last ship as Falmouth’s Senior Pilot on Saturday 14 September 2013.

Well-wishers lined Pendennis Point in Falmouth, and cruise ship passengers waved and applauded as David threw his Pilot’s hat into the wake of the cruise ship as she sailed.

A&P Falmouth paid tribute to David’s 35 years as a Pilot in Falmouth when their tug Percuil surprised David and the cruise ship passengers by escorting them from port with water monitors spraying plumes of water into the air.

Since the formation of the Falmouth & District Pilot Boat Association in 1887 only one other pilot has equalled David’s service record.

Mario’s pride as Dario plays in Milk Cup

by tocle on September 2nd, 2013 - Comments Off

Mario’s pride as Dario plays in Milk Cup

Mario Pisano of the A&P Falmouth Maintenance Team found it hard to contain his pride when son, Dario, was chosen by Plymouth Argyle (The Pilgrims) to become an apprentice. A&P Falmouth has been sponsoring Dario so were equally as proud when he was chosen to play in Plymouth’s Junior Squad contending the Northern Ireland Milk Cup in early August. Dario’s team eventually contended the 3rd/4th position play-offs, but it was a great opportunity for Dario to see the up-and-coming Juniors in Premiership teams Everton and Liverpool, with Juniors also representing Southampton, Ipswich and Watford and even a team from Japan.

Photo: Dario is seen above in the green and white strip.

A National Champion for A&P Falmouth

by tocle on September 2nd, 2013 - Comments Off

A National Champion for A&P Falmouth

Cornwall win National Fours Championship

A&P Falmouth’s Fabrication Department Manager, Colin Binny from Chacewater Bowls Club, along with his three team mates Colin Smith, David Parr & Nigel Laity have won the Bowls England National Fours Championship, sponsored by Coaguchek. They defeated Cambridgeshire in the final of the competition held at Beach House Park, Worthing 11-14 August. Congratulations to the Team from everyone at A&P.

Photo:
Colin Binny, A&P Falmouth Fabrication Department Head holds the prestigious Trophy.