My friend, Barry Borland and I, both from Warsash Sea Scool (1958) travelled together to Liverpool for our interviews with Ellerman Hall Line. He attended regular school and I at Durham School (certainly one of the oldest Public Schools in the UK). We were both accepted and worked our way to Mate. The rumour was that P&O and Cunard did require Public School boys but never had it confirmed. Warsash did provide you a list of shipping companies that they considered acceptable for their trained Cadets. If I remember correctly there were no tankers or tramp companies included....but stand to be corrected.
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