At the Vindi 1949 Me right hand side third row up. With Banbury Lifeboat teacherThe Sea School
     Initially, the ship was the school’s only accommodation, but later a camp of huts was built nearby, and then the ship was primarily used for tuition. Life on board was made a close reproduction of the conditions of sea service, with watches kept night and day, time signalled on the ship’s bell and navigation lamps trimmed and lighted. The boys were taught ropework, boat handling, signalling, knowledge of the compass, cleaning and serving in the mess. When they left at the end of the course, they were found employment on a ship. Most of the boys came straight from leaving school, and for many it was their first time away from home. They found the life very hard, but they acknowledge that their short stay on board rapidly turned them into young men.