The Staff in the 1930s

  Before he died in September 2017 aged 97, the actor and writer Bryan Matheson (34-36) recorded some Memories of the Staff at the Nautical College during his time at the school.   Captain Tracy (Captain Superintendent): A handsome man with a pretty wife. He had a manner that was polished and urbane. To a…

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Grids in the 1970s

  The exchange below took place on Facebook on the OP page during May, 2017: Paul ClinchFacebook ON YA BIKE!…..Anyone in Illawarra remember bicycle scrutineering by our then Housemaster Peter Politzer?….If our bike passed, we then had to display a disc on it afterwards. I found mine when clearing out the garage this morning. I…

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“Dogo”

  Tim Tilden-Smith (43-46), a retired financial expert who lives on Guernsey, got in touch to share the image above with his contemporaries.   When Tim was at the NCP, the College possessed a river boat nicknamed “Dogo” by the cadets. Many years later in the 1980s, when Tim was working in the Bahamas, he…

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Soccer at the College

    This rather grainy black-and-white photo has been donated by Richard Givan (57-60).   It shows a real rarity in the history of the Nautical College – a College soccer team which took the field to play a game against the Stewards in November, 1960. The team is:   Back row (ltor): Les Byrne,…

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