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Old 30th August 2011, 21:58
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was there a tanker that hit a bridge causing a fire and explosion in the 60s.john
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Old 14th September 2011, 07:21
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my dad trained on the vindi but i dont know what dates his name is eddie johnson
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Old 14th September 2011, 15:04
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Vindi..29-Sept-1958....5-Dec-1958..R701593..Deck..don't recall the hut #.
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Old 29th October 2011, 12:40
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Ex Vindi, March to May 63, R785726, Billet C1, anyone out there on the same squad.
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Old 3rd November 2011, 17:25
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Ex Vindi, March to May 63, R785726, Billet C1, anyone out there on the same squad.
as you were going out the gate i was going in r788576
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Old 23rd November 2011, 02:49
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Hi Mike,I must have been at the Vindi at the same time as you as my Reg.No.is R693823 ....I was there from June till August 1958.I remember the Starvation Diet we had.And the big Mugs of "Antiwank" Cocoa we got at night time.I was Originally from Glasgow but now live just Outside Ottawa ,Canada.Im Now 70.
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Old 21st December 2011, 20:31
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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
My Registration No.is R 693823 we must have been in the same intake ...June 1958 till August 58 My Name is Peter McNally I was from Glasgow at that time but now live in Ottawa Canada.Im now 70.
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Old 10th January 2012, 20:52
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R820615 _my father at Sharpness during the summer of 1965-Thomas Keith Holt. He's told me he had a crew cut at the time and was nicknamed "Spike". Hotel/catering side, any shipmates new him then please get in touch. He served on the Beaver Ash (Canadian Pacific), the English Star (Blue Star), the Romney (Alfred Holts). Any help much appreciated.
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Old 15th January 2012, 05:17
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Joined " Vindi". June. 1942 . D.B. No 262487 .Stopped at sea until 1985.Spent all my Adult life in Australia . Large sea-bag , bursting at the seams ....with memories
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Old 15th January 2012, 20:04
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Joined " Vindi". June. 1942 . D.B. No 262487 .Stopped at sea until 1985.Spent all my Adult life in Australia . Large sea-bag , bursting at the seams ....with memories
Thank God theres someone older than me at last (see entry 19 above). Only kidding Ken, Im with you about all the memories though,wouldnt fancy going to sea these days I ended up in 77/78 and swopped the ocean for the desert my next twenty working years, Good luck to you mate and Happy New Year.
Stuart Henderson R396040 Vndi 47
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Old 15th January 2012, 22:42
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I live inNewcastle N.S.W. I often see some of these "Bulkies" off shore , like you, never no more . Floating containers , with a fraction of the crews doing each others work , no more pride the old days of a seaman gone ....forever. All the very best to you.
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Old 16th January 2012, 13:55
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i was at the vindi from 28/9/59 to 6/ll/59 my discharge book number is r 716417
i cannot remember much about it now but i never had any complaints
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Old 22nd January 2012, 13:01
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Vindi' boy, catering, Oct.-Dec. 1964. R808042. Did'nt do me any harm! Apart from this nervous tic!

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Old 2nd October 2012, 20:16
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Vindi Oct 1946. Dis A No r347216
Do not remember my 3 months there with fondness. It was harsh, bordering on brutal. Stood me in good stead though. I was already wartime toughened when I went there. (14 years old working on the bomb damage)
I do value my training there and it helped me all through my 42 years at sea deck boy to bosun. (The odd shore job between)
Never thought much of those drunken instructors who would come back at night from the pub pissed, and have their fun out on us boys, making us do exercises on the brick edge of the water tank. Strangy was the worst culprit for that.
Strangy said I was there for him to toughen up. I told him you're too late................sir. My Dad has already done that.
Regardless, I wouldn't have missed the Vindi experience for the world.
I still meet up here in Toronto with Vindiboys who settled in Canada.
All of us getting on in years now, but a wealth of experiences amongst the 32 of us.
Always glad to hear from any Vindiboy here in the Toronto area.
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Old 27th October 2012, 22:03
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my dis number is r834736......was at vindi bout same time as you i think
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Old 27th October 2012, 22:13
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my dis number is r834736......was at vindi bout same time as you i think
Hi Ray Thanks for your interest.I was at the Vindi from Mid June 1958 till the end of July. Originally from Glasgow im now Living in Canada Im70 years old.I cant recall your name but that does not mean anything
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Peter
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Old 1st November 2012, 18:06
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Trained on the vindi from 24/10/55 till 2/12/55. R396958934 any one out there at the Vind during that period
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Old 9th November 2012, 16:46
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I was at the Vindicatrix 19-4 54 ----21 5 54 Catering R608621 Gordi

Anyone got a Class photo
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Old 17th November 2012, 11:26
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Thumbs up vindi boy

HI MIKE,
IWAS ON THE VINDI FROM5/8/52 TO 24/10/52 [dech]

MY NUMBER WAS R580444 AND NAME BILL MIDDLETON STAYED AT SEA UNTIL 1964 i have a photo of all the guys at this time but cannot remember any names any body regonize my name
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Old 16th December 2012, 17:59
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Boy, I must be getting old...all the numbers starting with a 6. My number R590939. Was there 1951..galley boy for a while then Cunard till 1971, went to Canada to get married, still here, still married, had a great time.
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Old 17th December 2012, 16:38
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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.
I rember Mr Scott and Agate. The latter was mad as a hatter, and used to ride around the ship at night on a cycle. Mr Scott was the Chief Officer and the Cpt's name was Duiguid. (i think) My DB Number is R5848015?

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Old 3rd January 2013, 15:32
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Hi, I was on Vindi 5/61 - 7/61 deck, great time and mates.
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Old 25th June 2013, 06:11
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Unhappy Vindi Boys

Any Vindi Boys please get in touch with Terry Hales at
[email protected]
he is an ex Vindi Boy and publishes a news letter
He is gravely ill and I am sure a few emails would be appreciated
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Old 11th July 2013, 10:05
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jim hatfield R614746

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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.
jim hatfield R614746. Hi Ernie, yes I was there in the summer of 54,you must have arrived as I was leaving,i did the 10 weeks but the last 4 weeks was farm boy, use to bring the cows from the field near the mission back to the farm, did 30 years at sea, wish I could do it all again,
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Old 22nd July 2013, 11:06
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the vindicatrix has its own site i was there in 63 r789047

vindicatrix has its own site I was there 1963 my number r789047
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