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    R525985 Was there 28th Dec '49 to 10th Feb '50 ..Freezing... I'm 4th from right front row with grey socks, how did I get away with that.Class of Dec49-Feb50.jpg

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    Found my photo of class of Nov. 30, 1953- Jan. 15, 1954, I'm middle row 6th from the left.
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    Here is an old black and white film of , to me, the NEW sea training school Gravesend. I was at the old school 1957, never heard the expression *peanuts* at that time, but will bring back memories for those that were at this one, kt


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    Wonderful time in a wonderful place.
    So much promise of a bright future for so many.
    Sadly now all gone, no more training schools for British seamen as there is now hardly such a person around anymore.
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    X Class. September 8th to December 12th 1980.

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    "Across the seas where the great waves grow, there are no fields for the poppies to grow, but its a place where Seamen sleep, died for their country, for you and for peace" (Billy McGee 2011)

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    i was at the old Gravesend sea school, winter of 1958, all i remember is hungry and bloody cold, and the loos a row of doorless cubicles, kt
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    I was there in Oct to Nov 1956, I hated it, was glad when it was over, and I got my first ship.

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    I arrived Gravesend 10/12/56 left 18/1/57 only did 5 weeks as we went home for Christmas and New Year,had to pay our own fare.It was something that had to be done so just get on with it,I didn't think it was to bad.

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    I was one of the lucky ones by all your stories.
    I was at the hotel VINDI
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    HI John.
    I just got news that Robin Hurst the site Bosun for the Vindicatrix web site has crossed the bar. Robin along with Roy Derham was at the Vindi with me. He was one of the stalwarts in the Vindi Association and would do anything he could to help old mates, including personally visiting the archives to obtain peoples records. We have been in touch for over twenty years and he will be sadly missed.
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