This lovely little hand-carved model lifebuoy, was made on the P&O Himalaya  by one of the crew.

It was purchased on the boat in November 1957, when we returned from England after dad's  UK posting to the Royal Air Force "Queen's flight" was completed.


 
David, Rod and Olive


 
P&O Himalaya


 
David in fancy dress.
Note the Lifebuoy on his left...
Read Olive's account of the trip here
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