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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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I was on the vindi in August 1953 to October,but l have never been able
to find many entries for that year.We certainly had it hard for 10months
but it made a man of you.Looking back l met some good mates,and I am proud of completing the course


Added: February 8, 2016
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One or two lads on here may remember me as a builder of ships in bottles I wonder if I sailed with any of you back in the 60,s on British ships I was also in the AUSSI kumalla and the Kiwi Kurutai by the way has the all at sea web site closed down best regards to all hands Dave R 692044 ex A.B merchant navy from 1957 to 1969

Added: January 14, 2016
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A merry Christmas and a very happy new year to all vindy lads and lassies :!beer: :!drink:

Added: December 22, 2015
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As Christmas approaches once again may I, on behalf of myself and my members, wish you all a very Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and time to reflect on "Absent Friends".
Phil Hughes, (Secretary),
Independent Vindicatrix of East Kent.


Added: December 1, 2015
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Originally from Weston-Super-Mare, I attended Vindicatrix March-May 1957. Remained in the MN for just two exciting years, then emigrated to Australia. Vindi training proved invaluable when in 1959 I enlisted in the Australian regular army. After a couple of years with 3RAR in Brisbane, transferred to RAE Small Ships based on beautiful Sydney harbour, just in time to help crew a LSM up through the G/Barrier Reef to New Guinea, Singapore, and many islands around S.E. Asia. Best wishes to all.

Added: July 13, 2015
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Who can forget Robbie Lynde barking out orders in his top hat to willing workers at the Nambucca down under reunion in 2002. Rob a 1941 Vindi lad served his time at sea during the war years. An Olympic diver, migrating to Australia to take on the bush as a cattle drover and raising from a rigger to Director of International Cranes. A yachtsman and motorhome traveler, a gifted and award winning writer, a man of all seasons and a gentleman Rob you will be sadly missed. RIP.

Added: July 12, 2015
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