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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 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




Date May 16, 2015
Name Derek Aked
Email akedmarine@orcon.net.nz
Home Page
City Auckland
State
Country New Zealand
Comments + Vindi details : DECK-1958 .Congratulations to Dave Partridge on his retirement from the pilot boats in Sydney.I am one of the skippers in Auckland,I joined the pilot boats in 1972 with another boat being built and due in November.I don't like coconuts Dave!! Regards to all Vindi boys. Derek Aked R698458 ( Liverpool)




Date April 28, 2015
Name John Davis
Email vindiwa@netspace.net.au
Home Page http://www.vindicatrixwa.net
City Fremantle
State West Australia
Country Australia
Comments + Vindi details Vindi boy August to Nov. 1959 R716390, secretary West Australian Vindicatrix Ass., Now into its 11th year with a nine man committee, meets every third Thursday at the Swan Yacht Club, Fremantle, so if you ever come to Australia, please contact us we will make you most welcome, congratulations to David Partridge on you retirement, make the most of it. John




Date March 15, 2015
Name Trev Pratt/Marshall
Email tmarshall5@btinternet.com
Home Page
City Grimsby
State Lincs
Country UK
Comments + Vindi details Sadly on 12 Feb 2015 TERRY TAYLOR Vindi Deck 1961 crossed the Barr whilst being treated for liver cancer and Tumours in Hospital. He eventually died of Pneumonia. Fortunately we were reunited after 55yrs apart and spent many happy hours during the last 11 months of his life reminiscing the old Vindi days and life at sea. Bless him. I mite add a special Thank you to Robin Hurst for pulling TERRY,S records for me from KEW ARCHIVES. Without them I may never have found him having been searching for a number of years. Thanks Rob. R754015 Deck Sept 1961




Date March 13, 2015
Name Richard Brown
Email richbarb64@gmail.com
Home Page
City Gorokan
State nsw
Country Australia
Comments + Vindi details It is with sadness i inform you of our branch member Trevor Cross; Vindi 1949, 'CROSSED THE BAR'on 10th March 2015. his funeral (cremation) will be held on Monday 16th March 2015 at Pettigrews Family Funerals, Wallsend, Newcastle, nsw, Australia, at 2-30pm. condolences to his Family.




Date March 10, 2015
Name Bill King
Email billking@bigpond.net.au
Home Page
City Wyoming
State New South Wales
Country Australia
Comments + Vindi details Vindi 54C Congratulations David Partridge on your retirement. A great record of service in Sydney. Looking forward to catching up with you soon. Best wishes from your many friends around New South Wales.




Date March 8, 2015
Name David Partridge
Email david.h.partridge@gmail.com
Home Page
City Bulli
State New South Wales
Country Australia
Comments + Vindi details David Partridge. Deck 1956. After 30 years as skipper of the pilot cutter serving the ports of Sydney and Botany Bay I have finally retired. As a result I now have a new e-mail address and can be reached at david.h.partridge@gmail.com (don't forget the dots!). On the subject of retirement can I lay claim to being the last Vindi Boy afloat? The last time I looked into it there were a couple of guys driving ferries out of Vancouver and Greg Mclean was still on the pilot boat out of Grangemouth/Rosyth. Perhaps the last one should receive a coconut!




Date March 5, 2015
Name Geoffrey Le Marquand
Email geoffsps@aol.com
Home Page Hedge End
City Southampton
State SO30 2RW
Country UK
Comments + Vindi details I have recently received orders for Items of Interest using a order form dated 24/1/2012. Although the Items have not increased in price since then, the postage has and in addition on this order form (24/1/2012) are 3 Items we no longer stock. So please only use the latest order form dated 8/1/2015. Thank you




Date March 4, 2015
Name john mcdonald
Email jmacpoi@yahoo.com
Home Page yahoo
City hau hin
State pretchup khiri khan
Country thailand
Comments + Vindi details i was at the vindi 1956 7




Date March 4, 2015
Name john phillips
Email johnphillips12@btinternet.com
Home Page
City bath somerset
State
Country england
Comments + Vindi details At vindi 22-feb to23april 1955 book no r626924 sailed mostly from avonmouth. Banana boats sulaco 10 trips 1960 the bosun was named Dearlove. The bosons mate was tony frost of Bath lost young Roberts from Birmingham over the side on our last trip. Samala reventison manistee corralles etc. 54 trips in total over 10 years. First ship mv lumen a tanker last trip on Rochester castle to Durban that's all for now. The best of health to you all. John phillipsj




Date February 26, 2015
Name Robin - Website Bosun
Email websitebosun@aol.com
Home Page http://www.tsvindicatrix.webeden.co.uk/#/dittybox/4569374170
City Brighton
State
Country England
Comments + Vindi details My thanks to Vindiboy Douglas Allan for pointing me in the direction of the report in the Daily Telegraph, highlighting the decline in UK ship registration. I have posted it on the Ditty Box page of our site in the link at the header of this entry




Date February 22, 2015
Name Taff Jones
Email taffjones58@taffjones58.karoo.co.uk
Home Page
City Hull
State
Country UK
Comments + Vindi details Taff Jones, catering Feb-Apr '66. Sailed with Cunard, SS Carinthia to Canada. Anyone any photos of the class please




Date February 21, 2015
Name PHILIP L PRICE
Email philesedi@gmail.com
Home Page 179 lonsdale drive rainham
City gillingham
State kent
Country uk
Comments + Vindi details attending dates =24.1.55 to 04.03,55




Date February 18, 2015
Name John Wheeler
Email JohnWheeler42uk@gmail.com
Home Page Great yarmouth
City Norfolk
State
Country England
Comments + Vindi details hi all just found this great website. I joined the vindy April till July 1959 in the deck dept. My discharge no.R709572 only done a couple of years at sea then fell in love and had to quit. But enjoyed every minute.ships alaric, ceramic,port nelson, beaverdell.two names John West, Joe Hitch.




Date February 18, 2015
Name Michael Woolnough
Email michaelwoolnough43@gmail.com
Home Page
City Walthamstow
State London
Country U.K.
Comments + Vindi details I was on the Vindi from 22-6-59to28-8-59 deck R709926.ist ship I Ijoined was the Southern Cross inH&W Belfast a week later.Done 3 trips on her as deck boy great times great memories. .




Date February 15, 2015
Name robin day
Email poplar11@aol.com
Home Page
City Barrow upon Humber
State
Country england
Comments + Vindi details Was aboard in spring 1965 and I would like to know when this years meeting takes place please.




Date February 15, 2015
Name robin day
Email poplar11@aol.com
Home Page
City Barrow upon Humber
State north lincs
Country england
Comments + Vindi details anybody ever catch that big fish that hung out near the lock gates?




Date February 12, 2015
Name John Convery
Email jcon12000@yahoo.com.au
Home Page
City Brisbane
State Queensland
Country Australia
Comments + Vindi details Done my time at Vindi April 63 to June 63 Deckhand spent 8 weeks on Jenkers (Wrongly done-by)Thanks to Scotty who did not like Irish, apparently there was an incident a couple of years earlier when a couple of Irish ex trainees threw him into Sharpness Canal.I did enjoy the companionship of the other folks, unfortunately I do not remember names. It was a life changing experience great to see so many of you still keeping in contact. All the best to you all John C.




Date February 10, 2015
Name Robin -Website Bosun
Email WebsiteBosun@aol.com
Home Page http://www.tsvindicatrix.webeden.co.uk/
City Brighton
State
Country England
Comments + Vindi details A Message From our Life President Concern has been expressed by our association Accountant at the number of members who have failed to follow the request placed in the November 2014 Issue of the Vindi News, to increase their annual subscriptions. In particular, the majority of those at fault are members who pay by Direct Debit / Standing Order. The need to instruct their banks to increase their payments from 5 to 7, has not been met. This represents a considerable amount of income lost. Members to whom this applies are asked to rectify the situation urgently and, unless their banks agree to forward the extra 2, to send on that amount ASAP to David Griffiths Partnership, 7 Rose Hill, Lovedean, Hants PO8 9QU. Cheques made out to the TS Vindicatrix Association, NOT the Griffiths Partnership. Members not paying the full amount will almost certainly not receive all their newsletters. Thank you. Roy Derham