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Date August 31, 2015
Name Robin-Website Bosun
Email WebsiteBosun@aol.com
Home Page http://www.tsvindicatrix.webeden.co.uk/#/reunion-15-year-groups/4590407251
City Brighton
State
Country England
Comments + Vindi details The year Group Photos of the 2015 Reunion are now posted on the site. My thanks to Colin Rodgers for sending them to me




Date August 31, 2015
Name Terry Smith
Email starboy61@talktalk.net
Home Page
City Falmouth
State
Country UK
Comments + Vindi details I'm sure all Vindi Boys wil want to join me in wishing both Roy Derham and Robin Hurst a speedy recovery from their recent health issues. Get well soon. As for the 2015 reunion: excellent as ever; and many thanks to those who stepped into the breach at the last minute to make it a success as always.




Date August 23, 2015
Name Richard Harvey
Email richardharvey35@talktalk.net
Home Page
City Milton Keynes
State
Country England
Comments + Vindi details I was at the Vindi in July 1958 (Catering)some great memories, it was tough, always hungry for food, grew-up very quickly. First trip was "Scottish Star", Blue Star Line to BA, then "Hertford" F.S.N.Co, to New Zealand. August 59, was on "Loch Ryan" Royal Mail Lines to West Coast of USA. Sept 1960 "Arabic" Shaw Savill Lines to Aussie. 2 Trips on "Picardy" Royal Mail Lines to B.A. and Galveston in Texas where we encountered Hurricane "CARLA" sept 1961. 43 people killed, what a mess. Did a stint on tankers "Esso Exeter" back and forth from the Persian Gulf to Holland and Germany Oct 1961. Last voyage was back to Aussie in May 1962 on the "Cornwall" F.S.N.Co. First day on board in Gladstone Dock Liverpool, detectives were investigating a murder of a seaman. The story made the front page of the "Daily Mirror" 29 May 1962. Otherwise a good trip to Aussie. Have a group photo which is printed in "The Vindi Boys" book. Discharge Book No R693979. Great Website!!




Date August 23, 2015
Name David BENGE
Email linens2013@tpg.com.au
Home Page linens2013@tpg.com.au
City Adamstown Heights
State NSW
Country Australia
Comments + Vindi details (R773853) I am looking for class photo from March 62 Deck. John Downing (Sheffield) was with me but cannot remember any others Also looking for a Internee called john Cadell (Pancho) he was a SOS with me on the English Star 63-64 Aussie run Pancho was living in South London some where near Penge? late 64. Great looking sister also he was domicile in BA Argentine for some time previous to that. Spoke great Spanish when needed. Im in Newcastle NSW Australia




Date August 17, 2015
Name Keithgarnett
Email keithgarnett@hotmail.co.uk
Home Page
City Walton on Thames
State Surrey
Country U.k
Comments + Vindi details Deck crew from1959 ships. Barron Ardrosan Jevington court,port Alma 2 year trip. Everards atonality. Pinewood Deck 1959 sailed on all sorts including Everards Still working 72 years old. After leaving M. N. Worked in Rigging shops started my own business 26 years ago only ropes spliced these days wire by talurit splice (pressed ferrule)company A1 Ropes& Rigging Ltd. chert sexy Surrey




Date August 16, 2015
Name Robin - WebsiteBosun
Email Websitebosun@aol.com
Home Page http://www.tsvindicatrix.webeden.co.uk/
City Brighton
State
Country England
Comments + Vindi details Any Vindiboy who attended the Reunion this year will have realised that yours truly isn't a 100% at the moment and am at present in 'dry Dock' under the watchful care of my own Codiene Annie aka Eileen. For the moment, I'm not able to sit at my keyboard for more than a few minutes at a time so am unable to respond to any Vindi e-mails. For those from who I have requests for copies of their MN Records from the National Archives, I have your details and will be dealing with them as soon as I'm able to make the trip to Kew.




Date August 13, 2015
Name Ian Rackow
Email ian.rackow@talktalk.net
Home Page
City Dundee
State
Country Scotland
Comments + Vindi details The Fraternity of Masters and Seamen in Dundee, will be holding their Annual Service to commemorate Merchant Navy Day, at 1500(3pm) on Sunday 6th of September 2015, aboard HM Frigate Unicorn in Victoria Dock, Dundee. All welcome. Ian Rackow(Vindi-Boy, Deck 1960)




Date August 11, 2015
Name john burr
Email chris1936@talktalk.net
Home Page
City london
State
Country england
Comments + Vindi details class of aug 1947 deck r397655 looking forward to seeing any member at tower hill sept 6th...will be wearing the vindi tie




Date August 2, 2015
Name Bill Crawley
Email wcrawley7@gmail.com
Home Page
City Winnipeg
State
Country Canada
Comments + Vindi details I has been exactly 64 years since I attended the Vindi, It was the first and most important step I ever made. Life has been good. Bill




Date July 31, 2015
Name Mick Spencer
Email m.spencer220@ntlworld.com
Home Page
City Nottingham
State
Country UK
Comments + Vindi details 1953-54 Deck.At last, this time next week I will be on my way to the Vindi. a little bit older then Nov. 53. but never the less on my way. See you there if you are going. Mick Spencer




Date July 26, 2015
Name Glen Clark
Email gmc58892@gmail.com
Home Page
City Melbourne
State Victoria
Country Australia
Comments + Vindi details Hi There, My Discharge book No R506484. I was sent to the 'Vindi'on the 17th Jan'49 to be 'straightened out' and left on the 12th May '49, as straight as a die and sharp as a tack. I shipped out of Southampton that year as a Deckboy on the Stirling Castle. I stayed in the MN serving on quite a mixture of ships 21 in all, then I left and joined HM Coastguard until I emigrated to Australia in 1969. Started my own business and retired in 1962.1962. Iam now 84yrs of age and ready to join the "Vindi" again, quite straight? would like to hear from anyone from my time. Take it easy on the Web because I'm still on 'Carrier Pigeons'




Date July 24, 2015
Name steve vickers
Email vickers73@msn.com
Home Page
City chelmsford
State
Country Essex
Comments + Vindi details Deck Des 56 March 57 they let us home for Christmas most came back!!!!! saw frank Haines looking for 57 detainees havnt seen many




Date July 23, 2015
Name Rod Baker
Email rodvbaker@gmail.com
Home Page rodbakerbooks.com
City Vancouver
State BC
Country Canada
Comments + Vindi details Hello Vindi lads.Hope those of you still around are well! Now I have retired, I wrote a book about my 5 years at sea. It has a big chunk of "Vindi" in the beginning. You can order the book on Amazon. Here's what people who have read the book are saying. Praise for Constant Traveller. R801161 “Set in the sixties on the ever changing background of the high seas, Baker shares this coming of age tale with humor, candor, and simplicity. The matter of fact confessions of bad behaviour and open expression of emotion grab the reader viscerally to make it an exceptional read.” Scott Skipper "A captivating tale of a unique life; full of exquisite description, humor, love and loss." Karen Dodd Constant Traveller takes the reader on a wild ride into the recent past as well as upon the open seas. He thoroughly brings the sea to life for this reader. This is an adventure well worth reading and I'm so pleased he has lived to tell the tale! Lisa Gallagher




Date July 22, 2015
Name Ffrank Haines
Email frnkhns10@yahoo.com
Home Page
City Kent
State
Country England
Comments + Vindi details I was a Vindi boy in 1957 (DECK) I would love to hear from any Vindiboy. Regards Frank Haines




Date July 20, 2015
Name Paul Battle
Email paul@thehousedoc.ca
Home Page
City Pakenham
State Ontario
Country Canada
Comments + Vindi details On behalf of my father who passed away @ 86 this January Dennis Joseph Battle (DJ) Vindy Boy 17 SEP 1945 / 8 DEC 1945. His discharge books indicate 11 years service in the merchant marine. Migrated to Canada in 1957. Sailing and the sea was always in his blood. Built many sail boats. Lived aboard a boat he built with his wife and two kids for 10 years. On a coaster in Jan 47 that had a cargo shift and was abandoned. 21 hrs in life boat. The Firethorn. Many runs all over the world. We have his full discharge books which were important to him. Thanks. Paul




Date July 9, 2015
Name Terry 'Ginger' COURTNADGE
Email terrycourtnadge@hotmail.co.uk
Home Page
City WORTHING
State
Country BRITAIN
Comments + Vindi details Was at 'Vindi' from April 20 until July 9, 1965 Would be pleased to hear from others. (course instructor Mr Ashworth)




Date July 5, 2015
Name dave roderick
Email dave.roderick@hotmail.co.uk
Home Page http://uniquepropertybulletin.org/unique-property-bulletin-28-june-2015/
City telford
State
Country uk
Comments + Vindi details any of you fancy living in a light house cottage with fantastic views click on this link for details cheers r767349 deck december 61




Date June 26, 2015
Name Barry Pickering
Email buzz1711@gmail.com
Home Page
City Felixstowe
State Suffolk
Country United Kingdom
Comments + Vindi details My Discharge Book number is R785542 and i was at the Vindi from February 11th 1963 until May 6th in charge of Hut C4 i think, I came with a friend from Lowestoft called Kenneth Armes who i have not heard from since our first trip together on the Port Aukland out of KGV, if anyone remembers me or Kenneth can you get in touch or better still if you have any photos of our squad and people from that time i would appreciate some copies. My E-Mail is buzz1711@gmail.com




Date June 24, 2015
Name Kenneth kenny
Email rockingdocker@aol.com
Home Page
City Liverpo
State
Country England
Comments + Vindi details Looking to find out if John Griffin and Martin Marr,at the T.S.Vindicatrix,August 1955 Catering Dept.Thank You.Ken.R634898.




Date June 8, 2015
Name Pete Smith
Email psmith5844@aol.com
Home Page
City Napa
State California
Country USA
Comments + Vindi details vindiFeb 1953#R587920 Sailed mostly out of Southampton, RML,Cunard and Union Castle. Now living in the beautiful Napa Valley. Any Vindi boys out there now in Northern California? Email me for a chat.




Date June 8, 2015
Name Pete Smith
Email psmith5844@aol.com
Home Page
City Napa
State California
Country USA
Comments + Vindi details vindiFeb 1953#R587920 Sailed mostly out of Southampton, RML,Cunard and Union Castle. Now living in the beautiful Napa Valle. Any Vindi boys out there now in Northern California? Email me for a chat.




Date May 30, 2015
Name Rod Baker
Email rodvbaker@gmail.com
Home Page
City Lions Bay
State BC
Country Canada
Comments + Vindi details started the Vindi in March 64 with "Wooster" Yank Parkerson from Ohio, Jock Mathers from Fort William, Barry from Cornwall, Blacky from ???. Recently in contact with Dale Blears, last seen by me in Sydney 50 years ago. How time flies.




Date May 28, 2015
Name Dave Brent
Email davebrent57@gmail.com
Home Page
City Birkenhead
State Merseyside
Country UK
Comments + Vindi details I was a Vindi boy 1959. Although we always seem to be hungry it stood me in good stead for my seagoing career. Sea pie yuck, bread and jam,what ever was that pink spam? anti w**k. Boat pulling on the canal our Instructor telling us "You should be here in the winter". Leaving your beret behind the counter of the N.A.A.F.I. as a deposit for your knives and forks. What ever happened to Mr Agate? Ships Coronia,Empress of Britain, Kenuta, Santander, Bosano, Elpeanor.




Date May 19, 2015
Name Robin-Website Bosun
Email websitebosun@aol.com
Home Page http://www.meadowsidebedandbreakfast.co.uk/
City Brighton
State
Country England
Comments + Vindi details Heads up for any Vindiboy looking for a berth for this year's Reunion. A room has become available at the Meadowside Bed and Breakfast on the main A38 road at Berkeley Heath. You can access their on their website in the link at the head of this entry




Date May 19, 2015
Name gary smee
Email gazwen@hotmail.com
Home Page
City ramsgate kent
State kent
Country england
Comments + Vindi details Was at the Vindi oct54-dec54. second ship to sea was The Federal boat MV Cambridge. looking forward to catching up with some shipmates who joined her in june 56 and paying off in Falmouth six months later. Terry Marsh.Brian Sinclair, Dell Newton,Lofty Petch,Harry Hooper, anybody with any information i would really appreciate. Wish all Vindi boys well where ever you are