The National, Tuesday 16th April 2013
IN 1985, British Airways had an office in Port Moresby.
Several schools decided to organise a trip to Bri-tain and France through the British Airways office.
I did well that year at school so my parents
were happy to let me go on the trip.
It was in September
and I think it was a 10-
day trip via Singapore.
We visited England, Scotland and France during our September term break.
It was a dream trip for us as many of us had ne-ver seen such grandeur.
History was all before us – palaces, castles, legends, myths and it was memorable indeed.
This was also a period in which the late Baroness Margaret Thatcher ruled Britain.
So I was there when she ruled.
I will cherish that memory as we all say farewell to a remarkable leader, a visionary who has changed the course of history in Britain, Europe and helped to dismantle the former Soviet Union through her perspicacity for politics by acknowledging Mikhail Gorbachev as the leader the
west can do business with.
She was also a devoted wife and a mother.
Okuk Mori Rogerson