Anyone out there from King Teds.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _Yes John - I was at King Teds - but a bit before you - did the one year course 63/64 - Hall of Residence on the corner of Gloucester and Cromwell Roads - Was a Nat West Bank when I last passed it about 10 years ago.
Lessons were in Redman Road in the East End - so a long trip on the tube and woe betide any boy found sitting down if any other passengers (male or female) were standing. Rowing in Whalers Millwall Docks - Small Power Boating on a launch called the "Cabot" - which was moored on boat booms attached to HMS Wellington on the embankment. Also did outward bound weekends from the Naval Base @ Chatham -Where we sailed Whalers overnight in the Medway Sheerness Area. Then of course sea training on the "Glen Strathallan" for a week each term. Science Lectures at Poplar Tech Labs - So it really was a question of carefully checking where you ( your class) needed to be each morning or afternoon - lots of bus and tube trips! None the less happy days and it certainly gave us a good grounding before we joined our first ship. I take it the only pre sea course today is based at Warsash? No King Teds, Worcester, Conway, Pangbourne, Mercury or Leith et al......................
Remember we used to have "school dinners"at a nearby school and didn't have a particularly good relationship with the locals.The worst time was in the winter with snow on the ground.Snow coated rocks that passed as snowballs used to sting a bit.(Scribe) Hey Guys,
Am I the only one at King Teds that old and survived /
I was there early 50's and seriously looking for others to get so info for a write up on those wonderful early days of pre-sea training.
If you know some one who attended the college early 50's do let me know or anyone with an interesting account while training for a cadetship.
Good wishes to all.
Hi fella, I was there same time, so we must have at least met at somesWas there Sept 58 to June 59. In addition to Capt. Ballard, I remember Mr. Bell the English teacher, Captains Miller, Hussey and of course Griffiths on the Wendorian. I think the old tyrant in the office at the Cromwell Road residence was a Capt. Woods. The superintendents there were Mr. & Mrs. Owen a fantastic couple.
Hi Keltic Star, I was there same time, so we must have been in the same class I guess. I can’t recall many (any) names from then but perhaps your memory is better than mine. Mike (Mac) Mckie. Tall, dark haired Londoner. I went into the RFA after Teds, and back to Poplar for 2nd Mates.Was there Sept 58 to June 59. In addition to Capt. Ballard, I remember Mr. Bell the English teacher, Captains Miller, Hussey and of course Griffiths on the Wendorian. I think the old tyrant in the office at the Cromwell Road residence was a Capt. Woods. The superintendents there were Mr. & Mrs. Owen a fantastic couple.