Our association was founded in 1993, offering membership to former "Vindi Boys" and Sea School staff. Its purpose is to enable us to rekindle memories of that period of our young lives and to make contact, where possible, with former friends and shipmates.
Although the training period was a maximum of twelve weeks, it had the effect of setting us on a course for life, and this fact is now very much appreciated.
If you were a "Vindi Boy" at any time during the school's existence, this is your association and we invite you to 'sign on'.
Throughout this site, you will find many hyperlinks, which are normally red and underlined, which will either take you to another page on this site, another site altogether, or to an e-mail address.
A tribute by Capt. Joe Earl
(an `Indefatigable` Boy)
heard of Mrs Drysdale? - no reason why you should,
thousand old boys have memories of her,
came, perhaps, from cities, a village or the plough,
were taught seafaring ways, `afore they went abroad,
joined the ranks of steadfast men, who kept our commerce flowing,
kindred spirit bonds them, by sailing `neath the stars,
The date of next year's Reunion at Sharpness is the weekend of 10th 11th and 12th August 2012 and we'll see you there then.
Down-under Reunion 2012
Where: South Tweed Sports Club - Tweed Heads
When: October 30th, 31st and 1st November
Preliminary information can be found by clicking on
the link to the Queensland Assn Website
Hosted by Vindicatrix Queensland
More info in the new year
For any Gravesend lad who has happened to chance this way, I am happy to point them in the direction of these three sites, where they will be welcome to join the N.S.T.S./C. Assn. Gravesend 1, Gravesend 2 and Gordon Tumber's site.
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