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Old 13th August 2010, 10:39
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Cool training on the vindi

hi,
i have just obtained a list of the people i trained with on the vindicatrix.
my registration number is R 693816.
are there any fellow trainees on this site,if so please get in touch,would love to hear from you
all the best
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Old 13th August 2010, 15:27
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Hi mike.I trained on the Vindi also,but a long time after you, going by your discharge book number.Tell me,how did you get a list off your fellow trainees?
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Old 13th August 2010, 15:42
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Trained dec 1954 till feb 1955 Tony
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Old 13th August 2010, 16:51
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Hi mike.I trained on the Vindi also,but a long time after you, going by your discharge book number.Tell me,how did you get a list off your fellow trainees?
i went onto the vindicatrix web site,and was given this information,by the site bosun,robin hurst,when i placed an entry in the guest book page.
thats www.vindicatrix-hq.fsnet.co.uk
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Old 22nd August 2010, 17:29
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hi,
i have just obtained a list of the people i trained with on the vindicatrix.
my registration number is R 693816.
are there any fellow trainees on this site,if so please get in touch,would love to hear from you
all the best
mike
Hi! Mike, I'm ex-Vindi circa 1958 - R698842 living in Kent UK. I was on deck and completed just under 33 years at sea.
Vindi Phil.
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Old 24th August 2010, 18:49
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Vindi boy..........

Hi ya Mike,there is still lots of Vindi Boys around.I went to the last Vindi reunion.There was alot there,i'll say 200 or more,but i don't know the real number.I was there 1964 & i'm still at sea.We were only there 2 or 3 months,but we'v never forgot it.
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Old 14th October 2010, 15:10
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I will never forget the Vindi worst & best 8 weeks of my life. Starving most of the time, food parcels from home & best of all Vindi Roll! I was there Sept '66 -Oct'66. I think we were the last but 1 intake. So stick it new boys
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Old 15th October 2010, 23:21
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hi, i was at the vindi 24-03-1958 to 2-05-1958 reg r690953.catering.may be somewhere nea your time.
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Old 25th October 2010, 20:16
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Hi i trained in the vindi early 1966 my reg no is r8360600. how did you get a list of people you trained with . francis brooke ex catering
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Old 25th October 2010, 21:06
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Vindi Days.

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Hi ya Mike,there is still lots of Vindi Boys around.I went to the last Vindi reunion.There was alot there,i'll say 200 or more,but i don't know the real number.I was there 1964 & i'm still at sea.We were only there 2 or 3 months,but we'v never forgot it.
Hi Paul. I was at the Vindi in 1964 (same as you ) Great time, I was there from March - April. R800934. Catering Training, then to Port Line. Take care..... Terry.
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Old 27th October 2010, 02:32
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I was at the Vindi 9/3/53to15/5/53 on Deck spent the next 40 years at sea.I wouldn't change a thing.
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Old 23rd December 2010, 06:30
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Anyone from Vindi please get in touch with Terry Hales at [email protected] .com.au
He puts out a magazine as well
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Old 6th January 2011, 20:14
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anybody there 1960 nov deck.john
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Old 26th January 2011, 20:27
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Hi Mike, i also went to the vindi, 4th june 56-13th july 56 catering, managed to get a proficiency badge, got to tilbury pool friday afternoon, signed on saturday morning, Mum made me wear my uniform and that was the last time it was wornjioned the SC Blairspey done three trips to Seven Isles loading Pulpthen back to northfleet the only instructor i rember was Popeye NoR653420 tigercub33
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Old 9th February 2011, 19:16
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Hi Mike,
I went to the "VINDI'' OCT/60,did 6 weeks training,my pool was south shields
Ist day signing on I was told I had to report in my vindi uniform,what a laugh
The lads had, I remember the KITTY-KAT, AND THE BEDDECK on the VINDI,
Never did me no harm, and I loved my Ist trip maiden voyage. happy days.
Regards Terry.
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Old 10th February 2011, 02:02
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YES JOHN PRUDEN, I WAS THERE 5-9-60 to 11-11-60. I THINK I WAS IN ;C; HUT!.
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Old 30th June 2011, 11:39
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Hi Mike, spent 6 weeks on vindi,i remember the cockroaches first thing in the morning. food was lousy, uniform a joke, but what the hell, we were young then. i ended up as senior sickbay worker. had a cushy job and my own room and was allowed into Sharpness to pick up medicines! R 705554.
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Old 30th June 2011, 17:49
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Hi Mike, I too went to the Vindi in summer of 1955 I enjoyed it, life there for me was better than at home, I remember Captain Duguid, Chief officer Mr Pore, instructer Scott (Scotty) and Popeye, also there was an odd character who used to issue us with woolly swimming costumes when we swam in the canal, I lived on orange juice and peanut butter sandwiches at the dockside cafe, from the Vindi I immediately joined the Empress of Australia out of Liverpool for four months trooping and regular voyages. then went on to travel the world for ten years. Tom
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Old 30th June 2011, 19:39
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Vindicatrix cateringOctober/November 1947. Dis.Bk R396040
Thirty years at sea. Stuart Henderson
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Old 1st July 2011, 13:06
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Also went to the Vindi. 20/3/54- 28/05/54. Achieved the dizzy heights of trainee bosun. A holiday camp it wasn't but met lots of good friends and had lots of fun. R608638....Ian
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Hi Mike, I too went to the Vindi in summer of 1955 I enjoyed it, life there for me was better than at home, I remember Captain Duguid, Chief officer Mr Pore, instructer Scott (Scotty) and Popeye, also there was an odd character who used to issue us with woolly swimming costumes when we swam in the canal, I lived on orange juice and peanut butter sandwiches at the dockside cafe, from the Vindi I immediately joined the Empress of Australia out of Liverpool for four months trooping and regular voyages. then went on to travel the world for ten years. Tom
If I remember correctly...there were 2 Scotts? One was a captain always talked about Royal Mail Lines especially the Alcantara; then there was a 'lower-deck' Scott...same rank as Popeye. I met him in Bristol, many years later...I tapped him on the shoulder and he ducked and came up swinging, he must have thought I was going to clobber him? He was a bag of nerves. There was also a Mr. Agate? His trousers always had arguments with his shoes [no socks either, I seem to remember?] I was Vindi September - November 1957. Had to wait until my 16th birthday before they would let me ship-out. SS Devon...Federal/NZSC first ship...double header on MANZ run for 11 months.
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Old 19th August 2011, 16:31
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Hi Vix, Yes I remember Mr Agate too, about the Alcantara I always thought it was Chief Officer Pore's old ship, I do recall we all had to paint or draw a picture of that ship as part of a lesson, I discovered I had a talent for painting ships and still do to this day. Tom
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Old 26th August 2011, 13:20
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I was at the Vindi, summer 54, R617720. About the Acantara that was Captain Scotts ship, I heard he retired and went to Tasmania were he passed away.
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Old 28th August 2011, 10:18
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may till august 1963 i enjoyed my time there r 788576 deck been to the last 6reuions
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Old 30th August 2011, 21:42
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Trained on the vindi from 20/08/56 till 26/10/56. R658934
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