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Top left - the wing for residential training. Bottom left - Instruction by a Senior Midshipman. Top right - Classroom study, the subject - Chartwork. Bottom right - The library for quiet study & reference.


Lifeboat Training School at Vittoria Dock, Birkenhead in which all eligible personnel were trained to become certificated Lifeboatmen. Top Right, the Seamanship School at Odyssey Works, Birkenhead, where all pre-sea training and training for EDH and AB certificates was undertaken for both Midshipmen and Deck Ratings. At noon each day at sea the Master, Officers and Senior Midshipman determined the ship's latitude by observation of the sun (No GPS here!)
 

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It is a pity Aigburth and the old Aulis is all run down now.
My last visit in July 1998 had all tall grass round the premise
including the field where the girls from IMMarsh used to slug
it out with some of us. Sylvester Heng in Aulis in 1970
 

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Sadly,the Entire Aulis Site Was Demolished A Couple Of Years Ago To Make Way For A Small Housing Estate.
I Spent Some Happy Times At Aulis Between Sept 74 And July 78.
Capt T R Beggs Was The Principle At That Time. Does Anybody Know His Current Situation??
 

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Welcome to the site Andy, you are now amongst the sea/ship loving fraternity, most left years ago, but our minds are still there.
 

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Andy,

For a short time 'Aulis' was used by Merseyside Police as their training centre when work was being done on Mather Ave.

I spent a while at the Riversdale complex when I studued for my Chief Mates Cert. in 1984.

It was a pleasure to go back there as a member of Merseyside Police.

Cheers,

George.
 

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Terry Beggs became Captain/Headmaster at the Indefatigable School on Anglesey in 1988. He had the foresight to leave there in 1990 when an inexperienced headmaster was appointed, and became the training officer for Coe Metcalf in Liverpool. That inexperienced headmaster subsequently caused the end of Indefatigable. Terry is now retired and living happily in Menai Bridge.
A wonderful man, honest as the day is long, and one whom I still have the greatest respect for.
 

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I must be getting old !!!!
I remember when 'Riversdale' was two 1930's semi's knocked into one big boarding house for middies,with accommodation for the boss on the side. You had to knock on Mr.Hutson's door and ask if you could 'go ashore'.......and you had to wait if he hadn't finished his tea.!!!!!!!!!
 

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I was at Riversdale 63/64. Our class was made up 1/2 Brocks and 1/2 Blu Flu . I have managed to remember most if not all the names of my class mates some of who stayed at Aulis . One of the Aulis teachers was a Capt Rooney ? Terry I think. Between him and a few of us who were Rugby Nuts we got a Riversdale Rugby team started and were quite sucesfull . I have a pic of the first team which I shall try and post next ( I am still trying to figure out my scanner to get reasonable quality ).
Blue Flu eng cadets who stayed at Aulis ; Johnny Willis ( from Inverness ) Yau Se Wah ( Kuala Pela ; near Singapore )Alan Coy ; Rick Foster; Mel Wilson ; Tim Moreby ; Steve Hogg
Other Blue Flu who were from Liverpool and stayed at home were L C Haley Gerry Larkin ; Dave Ireland ( Who lived next door to Paul McCartney and transcribed the music for Love me do !! Dave played in the Liverpool Youth Orchestra and also nights at a club : Blue Angel I think it was called ) Ken Blackburn ( Everton Palace )
Brocklebanks were Derek Roger ; Rickey Guy ; Terry Wynne ( Wigan ) Jim Stephenson ; Bill Gray ( Dumfries ) Martin Clark ( Larne ) Bill Beveridge ( Dundee ) Stan Robinson ; Dave Dowling ; PD Brown ( Culacolts / Sunderland ) Geoff Baker ( Liverpool ); Johnny Collins ( Liverpool ) .
I May have some of the Brocks / Blue Flu mixed up also some stayed at Aulis for 1 st Year and in Digs 2 nd year as I think there was a shortage of accomodation .

Derek
 

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Derek, Wow !!!! What a memory you have.
The only name ringing a bell is 'The Blue Angel' . That was a tiny dive, but,unlike the Cavern, you could usually get in there once the pubs had closed.
'Appy days !!
 

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Hi all!
My first post on here, having only just come across this site whilst searching for a few of my old ships! Great-looking site, already bringing back loads of memories!
I was at Aulis/Riversdale in 72/73, but I'm struggling to remember names from then! Spent a couple of years with BF/ED/GL (OTT) before moving up to Glasgow with Anchor (Runcimans).
Among my ships were (in I think the correct order: MANO (ex-MENELAUS), ASCANIUS, GLENFALLOCH, FULANI, EUCADIA, CALEDONIA, plus a couple of others somewhere in the middle!.
If anyone remembers me, please give me a shout!

Dave Heald
 

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barrypriddis said:
Andy

Terry Beggs became Captain/Headmaster at the Indefatigable School on Anglesey in 1988. He had the foresight to leave there in 1990 when an inexperienced headmaster was appointed, and became the training officer for Coe Metcalf in Liverpool. That inexperienced headmaster subsequently caused the end of Indefatigable. Terry is now retired and living happily in Menai Bridge.
A wonderful man, honest as the day is long, and one whom I still have the greatest respect for.
UNFORGIVEN ? OBA (Night) 126 Hood 1967
 

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I never cease to be amazed at how ex indefatigable boys always introduce themselves by their number and division when meeting/speaking to others regarding the school. It was obviously well drummed in to them!!
 

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My Aulis/Riversdale Tech days were with Keith Nix, Jeff Rommelle, Goh Toh Sek, Vijayaplan, Balasingam, Dave Wiseman, Ang Chin Eng, Chan Bian Ann, Wheebarrow (Wahidin), H Singh and few others as I cannot remember their names. Sylvester
 

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HI DEREK,
Yau Siew Wah is in Singapore, I shall forward this to him to see if he
wants to reply. Cheers Sylvester

Derek Roger said:
I was at Riversdale 63/64. Our class was made up 1/2 Brocks and 1/2 Blu Flu . I have managed to remember most if not all the names of my class mates some of who stayed at Aulis . One of the Aulis teachers was a Capt Rooney ? Terry I think. Between him and a few of us who were Rugby Nuts we got a Riversdale Rugby team started and were quite sucesfull . I have a pic of the first team which I shall try and post next ( I am still trying to figure out my scanner to get reasonable quality ).
Blue Flu eng cadets who stayed at Aulis ; Johnny Willis ( from Inverness ) Yau Se Wah ( Kuala Pela ; near Singapore )Alan Coy ; Rick Foster; Mel Wilson ; Tim Moreby ; Steve Hogg
Other Blue Flu who were from Liverpool and stayed at home were L C Haley Gerry Larkin ; Dave Ireland ( Who lived next door to Paul McCartney and transcribed the music for Love me do !! Dave played in the Liverpool Youth Orchestra and also nights at a club : Blue Angel I think it was called ) Ken Blackburn ( Everton Palace )
Brocklebanks were Derek Roger ; Rickey Guy ; Terry Wynne ( Wigan ) Jim Stephenson ; Bill Gray ( Dumfries ) Martin Clark ( Larne ) Bill Beveridge ( Dundee ) Stan Robinson ; Dave Dowling ; PD Brown ( Culacolts / Sunderland ) Geoff Baker ( Liverpool ); Johnny Collins ( Liverpool ) .
I May have some of the Brocks / Blue Flu mixed up also some stayed at Aulis for 1 st Year and in Digs 2 nd year as I think there was a shortage of accomodation .

Derek
 

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good day, i attended aulis between 1975-1980. would like to hear from anyone similar. roy pearce....if you read this....i have moved and have lost your address.... thanks,
 

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HI DEREK,
Yau Siew Wah is in Singapore, I shall forward this to him to see if he
wants to reply. Cheers Sylvester
Did you ever get in touch with "Wag " ??? I still have to did out the photo of our Rugby team . Wag was either front or 2nd row . We went to London to play the BBC team before going to Twickers to see England play France in the sfternoon . Have a pic of Wag ;Bill Beveridge Geoff Baker and myself taken somewhere around Soho .
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HI DEREK,
Yau Siew Wah is in Singapore, I shall forward this to him to see if he
wants to reply. Cheers Sylvester
Hi Derek/Sylvester
I just saw part of message on google search and decided to join this forum in the hope of saying hello to ex Blue Flu and Old Worcesters.......

I went ashore in 1972 to work for Keppel Shipyard in Singapore, met many Bluiees when several AH ships drydocked in the yard.

Even Sylvester(Singapore) had not seen me since May 2002 when I was forced into retirement for medical reasons. Presently in Seattle, US visiting my 2 children and 2 grand children with my wife. Hope to hear from old friends on this forum.
Cheers, Wag
 
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