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    Sad news indeed, such men are few now, condolences to his family.
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    Default Re: Hi Lee

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Lead Ted View Post
    you never forget your discharge book number?? can you remember your gravesend number ? Regards Terry.
    i must be really sad as i can 32587 i was at graves end in 1976
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    Hi, Alan I was in “V” class April 72 to July 72!
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    I was there November 1970 just before you guys, till Feb 1971. I was in X class Dorm 16, 12742 and R896650 all hard wired into my memory ha ha.

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    Default Re: Sea Training school Gravesend

    i was in y class feb 72 til june 72

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    I attended the NSTS Gravesend as a Catering Trainee August/September 1957. A few years back I found a photo of my class with me in it on the net, but have not been able to find it since. I would appreciate any help finding it again!

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    A lot of the old Gravesend sites have gone unfortunately, so its hard to come by those old Pictures.
    There is the Group on Facebook that has a few old Class photos, so you may be lucky if you try there.
    Just join Facebook if you allreday have not and Join the Group
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    There is also this one there

    Keeping Peanuts In The Picture NSTS | Facebook
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    I was there May 1954. Catering. Main things I remember are…..the smell of boiled cabbage walking through the main gate and then the ‘short back’n’sides’ haircut soon after. Also recall an ultra strict training officer, (a Second Steward I think) by the name of Plumb and, finally, the nightly supper of two thick rounds of bread and dripping with a mug of cocoa !!
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    Bread and dripping and a mug of anti W***, yuou were lucky.
    At the Vindi we got the dripping, most of the roofs leaked, and the bread was specially made for us by the local
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    Hi Lee
    I was there same time (sea school,Gravesend)and sure we sailed on an Esso tanker back in 1972 on the east coast of America. Might have been the Esso Lincoln or Edinburgh . I was boy trainee , Bill Powis

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