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    Hi Pamela
    Dontknow if this may assist!??

    The UK had many Vindicatrix, London, Lancashire, Gravesend etc.
    The fascinating part of this research is the young lads from Homes, and Orphanages at the age 14 signing Articles on Merchant Ships WW2. post Navy League Training. The enlistment age for the services 17. They had 3 years Seagoing Service Merchant Navy prior to enlistment RN and RAN. These lads were the backbone of the Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy and designated with interlaced chevrons specified RNR(S). Seagoing or RANR(S).
    Returning to various Shipping Companies during Post War years.

    The Lancashire and National Sea Training Homes for Boys. Established in 1896 as the Liverpool branch of the Navy League. From1907 - 1908 the Home was called ‘The Lancashire (Navy League) Home for Poor Boys’. The name was subsequently changed in 1916 to the title ‘Lancashire and National Sea Training Home for Boys’ and remained so until 1945 when they merged with TS Indefatigable

    NSTS Wallasey

    Further research these 14 year old Boys on Articles were Merchant Seamen who served their Apprenticeship (4years) from Deck Boy, Ordinary Seamen, to AB Able-Bodied Seamen then attending Nautical School and passing exams for Second Mates Certificate of Competency Foreign Going(FG) then enlisting in the Royal Navy RN or RAN, as Sub or Lieutenant Rank (Seagoing) in Command of Naval Vessels at sea.

    http://www.photoship.co.uk/JAlbum%20...catrix-01.html

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    Hello Arthur

    I see you postis dated 2008, but whilst trawling around the internet i found your posting and im pleased to let you know my father was at Wallasey the same time as you 18.1.1944 - 14.2.1944 rating Deck Boy.

    My Father was Peter Wilson a Yorkshire lad from Hull, Sadly he passed away some-time ago (1997).

    If you get this it may jog a few memories!

    Linda Burdett nee Wilson

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    My father was there from 15th Feb 1944-13th March 1944
    He was 17 years old nameerek Hickling.From Southend,Essex.
    Sandie Croft (daughter)
    I´d love to know more about the training school.

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    Welcome to the site Sandy.Hopefully you will find much to interest you here and get an insight into your Father's career. You didn't say if he is still with us??

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    Strange, I was born and bred in Wallasey, and after Army Service,
    I first went to sea in 1955.

    I have never heard of the Wallasey Sea Training School.

    When did it open and when did it close?

    Cheers,

    Pat Baker.

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    The Lancashire and National Sea Training Homes for Boys


    Established in 1896 as the Liverpool branch of the Navy League. From 1907 - 1908 the Home was called ‘The Lancashire (Navy League) Home for Poor Boys’. The name was subsequently changed in 1916 to the title ‘Lancashire and National Sea Training Home for Boys’ and remained so until 1945 when they merged with TS Indefatigable.
    The Homes were situated at Withens Lane, Wallasey and places were available to any ‘British boy of good character, health and physique, regardless of religion or poverty.’

    Records

    Minutes, 1896 - 1937.
    Subscription Records, 1898 - 1945.
    Treasury Books, 1905 - 1945.
    Sea Registers, 1903 - 1945.
    Financial Records, 1913, 1938 - 1945.

    D/NL 1896 - 1945 13 Boxes, 14 Volumes


    Further records regarding Educational Records are held in miscellaneous collections. This includes records related to the Seafarers’ Education Service and College of the Sea and Cookery Training Schools. Please see Guide to the Records of the Merseyside Maritime Museum, Vol. 2, p. 97, for information.

    Plus there is another interesting link HERE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter (Pat) Baker View Post
    Strange, I was born and bred in Wallasey, and after Army Service,
    I have to concur Pat. I too was born and bred in Wallasey.

    Never before today have I heard of a Wallasey Sea Training School.

    Wasn't another name for Mary Mount Convent was it? Sister Celestine (The Reverend Mother and Headmistress) was as tough as any China Boat Bosun I ever encountered.


    Brgds

    Bill

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    Thanks for that Bill, you have put my mind to rest.
    I was beginning to think that I had finally lost it completely.

    Cheers, and all the best wishes for Christmas to you and yours.

    Pat Baker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Jenner View Post
    Wallasey Sea School when I went there was for lads who had reached leading seaman standard in the Sea Cadets. It was mainly deck and after a month's training you either came out as a JOS or a deck boy. They also produced a few cabin boys who, while training, were used to cook and serve our meals. You can imagine how enjoyable they were especially the horse meat stews.
    Arthur (lofty) Jenner
    Hi Arthur, I note you were at Wallasey Sea School 1944. My father’s record card states he left Wallasey Sea School in 1944 and wondered if you new him? His name was Kenneth Carline. He died in 1997.

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    Karen, this is a very old post from Arthur, 11 years old now. Sadly Arthur passed away several years ago.

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