50 years ago: Warship sends cable

In the Dec. 15, 1965 edition of The Caymanian Weekly, a precursor to the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch reprinted a cable that had been received from the British warship HMS Rothesay, which had visited Cayman Brac on Nov. 27:

“Nov. 29, 1965

“Dist. Commr. C.B. – Commodore Dannreuther, Captain Weir and officers and men of H.M.S. Rothesay specifically requested me to convey their sincere gratitude to you and the people of Lesser Islands for your excellent hospitality last Saturday. Stop. It was a memorable day and one which will be remembered with pleasure by all concerned. Stop. Well done. ADMINISTRATOR.”

Mrs. Ritch’s column also had a notice about the new flight schedule:

“Cayman Brac Airways opened the Winter schedule on Wed. Dec. 1st, bringing in a full complement of passengers.

“The shuttle service now operates on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, taking in Montego Bay on the last two days.”