Atlantis chairman celebrates his official retirement[Johannesburg, 10 November 2017] -
On Friday, 3 November, the Atlantis chairman, Gordon Blackbeard, officially celebrated his retirement with a close group of colleagues and work associates. The announcement was made shortly after his 67th birthday, in October.
Blackbeard started his working career 49 years ago, as a naval technician in the Navy, and was selected for officer training. During his tenure at sea, he quickly climbed up the ranks, serving as sea-going executive branch officer in both submarine and surface ships. He also qualified as a navy diver and helicopter controller. He was awarded service and theatre medals, the Chief of the Navy's Commendation Award and Chief of Defence Force's Military Merit Medal...[Full Story...]