Just turned up some old documents at home. The first is a certificate I was given in 1957 when I first sailed to India on the Caledonia which first came into service with the Anchor line in 1948. It was just after the Suez crisis and the canal was blocked with sunken boats so we had to sail to india via South Africa. In the process we crossed the equator and a ceremony was performed and anyone who had not crossed the equator before was given a certificate to mark the occasion.
The second image is grabbed from a family cine film showing our luggage being taken off another boat in Southampton. It was loaded into nets and them dumped onto the deck for moving into our cabins or storage if it was not needed on the voyage.