Brothers In Arms updated

Have just come back to Dublin after spending a weekend with my family in co. Kerry, including my brother Chris.

Chris and I both worked for Radio Caroline at the same time in the 1980s, and indeed were often on the ship together. In fact, there was a time in December 1987 when acute staff shortages after the collapse of the big mast meant that ours were the only two voices on air for a period of about two weeks!

Sometime during the autumn of 1987, John Burch got a photo of the two of us together, which he published in the Caroline Movement Bulletin under the title “Brothers In Arms” (referencing the best-selling Dire Straits album which had been huge a couple of years before.

More recently, I was pleased to be able to borrow the picture from John for use on the front cover of Shiprocked – Life On The Waves With Radio Caroline.

This weekend, Chris and I decided that it might be good fun to recreate the photo – the 1987 and 2009 versions are seen below. It will be noticed that a few changes of physique and hair colour have taken place over the years!

Brothers In Arms 1987 - Chris Kennedy (left) and Steve Conway at sea on the Radio Caroline ship Ross Revenge (photo: Caroline Movement)

Brothers In Arms 2009 - Chris Kennedy (left) and Steve Conway safely on dry land.


One Comment on “Brothers In Arms updated”

  1. Dave Roberts says:

    Hi Steve ( and Chris),

    Great photos! I haven’t seen Chris since the Radio Caroline RSL at South Quays Docklands in 1995. I guess we have ALL changed over the years!He wont remember me but we had a few beers in a pub near to the Ross Revenge one evening during the RSL. Thanks to you both for being there when Caroline needed you most!

    By the way “Shiprocked” is a fantastic read especially with the bonus chapters. Any chance of a sequel?


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