I attended Nellists and obtained my 2nd Mates in 1961. This was recommended to me by a BI 2nd Mate from the North East, sterling advice.
My first trip as 3rd Mate was 12 months in BI tanker Ellora and then
going directly to South Shields Marine School for 1st Mates.
I seem to recollect that I attended Jackie Nellist's funeral, that was 1962.