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Sylvia and I will be making a visit to Brisbane early December, We hope to visit Point Danger at Coolangatta,and should there be a Vindi meeting during this time we would love to attend,

Added: October 10, 2017
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Hi there everyone,
Had a great weekend over here on Merchant Navy Day attending the International Merchant Navy Memorial unveiling at Point Danger, just over the Queensland/NSW border.
Weather was magnificent and so was the company - and not a Brown Nose to be seen!! A lot of Vindi Lads together with non Vindi Lads and Aussie seamen as well.
Need I say that the socialising was first class and everyone enjoyed themselves swinging the lamp - great stuff, unlike other reunions I've attended in the past some distance from the SE Queensland Vindi Association.
These lads, led by their President, Brian Hunt, did a magnificent job and they should all be proud of their accomplishment.


Added: October 6, 2017
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Regards to the query on the Canadian Vindicatrix Association I am in regular contact with a founder member and he has told me they are considering folding soon due to low member numbers, old age and distances. They are still operating as a talking shop meet at present as I understand it.
Phil Hughes. (Secretary),
Independent Vindicatrix of East Kent.


Added: April 15, 2017
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I hope this message finds you all well and happy ,my question is regarding the Canadian branch of the Vindicatrix association can anyone tell me if it is still up and running I used to go on it now and again that's where I found and old shipmate fromm 1960 dear old Johnny Farthing who sadly crossed the bar last year we had not been in touch for nigh on 55 years then out of the blue his name came up and from then on we were often exchanging emails he phoned me at home a few time sadly missed bless you John regards to all hands Dave

Added: February 8, 2017
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Wishing all down under and vindy members everywhere a very merry Christmas and the very best for 2017

Added: December 24, 2016
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May I, on behalf of myself and all members of our Independent Vindicatrix of East Kent in the U.K. wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy & healthy New Year. Best wishes.
Phil Hughes, (Secretary).


Added: November 26, 2016
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Many thanks to Alan Glasson for your kind words I just picked up on your message , these past few years I have been having quite a few health problems which has slowed me and my ships down but just of late I feel a little better and with that I feel a tea clipper coming on , I never went to the Vindi they would not have me to young, I had to do what a lot of us did back then and lied about my age I got myself aboard the old HMS Worcester off Gravesend spent all my time in her in the sink learning how to wash up it took me 5 months before I got the hang of it best regards to all hands Dave .

Added: October 8, 2016
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Thanks to the many lads and ladies who came to welcome Shirley and I for a SEQ Meet & Greet day at the South Tweed Bowls Club - a really great day. A special thanks to those who traveled some distance to attend.

Thanks also to Brian & Eileen Hunt who as hosts showed us much generosity in their time and entertainment.


Added: May 11, 2016
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To Dave Smith, Iam a very proud owner of one of your ships in a bottle,I won it in a raffle in the NZ, you built it in 2004,
I was also a very good mate with one of your VINDI Assn, Dennis Oakley & Wynn, how I miss the chats I used to have with him,
Good to hear your still making the boats,
Alan Glasson.


Added: February 27, 2016
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Sorry I meant 2 months not ten months

Added: February 8, 2016
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