Welcome to the official website of the T.S. Vindicatrix Association. Use the menu on the left of this page, to find other pages, some of which exapnd to sub pages. There are also small scroll arrows at the top and bottom of the list of pages, which are difficult to see

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Founded in 1993 to re-unite former "Vindi Boys" and Sea School staff and act as a central repository for any photos and memoirs about the the T.S. Vindicatrix.

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'.

Reunion 2015

If any TSVA Member is looking for a berth for this years' Reunion, one has become available at the Meadowside Bed and Breakfast on the main A38 road at Berkeley Heath. You can contact them on their website by clicking on their name, above.

Don Crellin RIP

"It is with deep regret that we have to report the death of Don. Who for many years was chairman of the Liverpool branch of the Vindicatrix ass. Don had been ill for some time and our Vindi meeting were never the same without Don being there.
The funereal was well attended by ex Vindi boys family & friends . Don was a real gentleman & a good story teller of shipping tales".

Richie Bradshaw,R744325. Liverpool Branch Member

Vindi News July '15 Front Page

If you haven't received your copy of the latest edition of the Vindi News, (above) read the message below, and then look to see how much you paid for this year's subscription

A Message From our Life President

Have you paid the full amount of your Annual Subscription? If not you are in danger of not receiving anymore copies of the Vindi News. UK Subs are now £7. Have you instructed your bank to increase the Standing Order from £5 to £7? If not, please do so straight away and meanwhile, send a cheque for £2 for this years subs. If you pay by cheque normally, please also send on a further £2.
Roy Derham
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A New Vindi Year started on the
1st February 2015

NEW MEMEBERSHIP RATES

Overseas Independent Members £10
" who pay through Branch £5

European Members £8

UK Members £7

Members who pay by Direct Debit (Standing Order) MUST ADVISE THEIR BANKS IN ORDER FOR THEIR PAYMENTS TO BE INCREASED. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL PUT THEIR RECEIVING OF THE VINDI NEWS' IN JEOPARDY!

There is no increase in Life Membership Subscriptions for either Home or Overseas Members

Send your £Stg. Cheques to:-

The Griffiths Partnership
.  7 Rose Hill, Lovedean,
WATERLOOVILLE Hants.  PO8 9QU
02392 597417
 
For Annual Subscriptions and related queries.
Cheques to made out to 'TS Vindicatrix Assn' , (not TSVA) please.
Always quote your TSVA Membership No. which is on your card, but is also printed on the address label of the envelope in which your Vindi News is sent to you.
Direct Debit Mandates are available, and
Life Memberships for both Home and Overseas Members are available on request
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A reminder that our old website of www.vindicatrix-hq.fsnet.co.uk is no longer being updated, so this is the place to come to find the latest information and downloads and prices.

Reunion coming up

Can I remind all Branches that information I show on their behalf can be only as good as that is given to me by them.
If it needs updating, tell me.

UK Branches

Overseas Branches

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Sharpness Reunion of 2013
To view the Reunion page, click on This Link

“THE VINDICATRIX”

A tribute by Capt. Joe Earl
(an `Indefatigable` Boy)
Have you heard of Mrs Drysdale? - no reason why you should,
Unless you were a Vindi Boy recalling pretty good,
She’s the smartly painted figurehead from your training ship,
Which started life in `93 down a launching slip.
 
Many thousand old boys have memories of her,
Men from Vindicatrix I’m sure will all concur,
Training there was tough, discipline a blast,
But the making of a seaman from boy to man at last.
 
They came, perhaps, from cities, a village or the plough,
And grew aboard the Vindi - with Drysdale on the bow,
Learning by the hard times, the hunger and the strife,
The hale and hearty culture and friends made there for life.
 
The lads were taught seafaring ways, `afore they went abroad,
Instilled in them the values, that helped them stand assured,
Eventually they sailed away, each with doughty crew,
Plying trade around the world where the `duster` flew.
 
They joined the ranks of steadfast men, who kept our commerce flowing,
Withstanding foe and stormy seas when the winds were blowing,
All for one and shipmates - when the devil knocks,
Stemming from their early days hard by Sharpness docks.
 
A kindred spirit bonds them, by sailing `neath the stars,
The sea their life and laughter when living under spars,
Boldly then, they stood the worst, in peace, or war convoys,
Nothing less would one expect - from Vindicatrix boys.
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TSVA Reunion 2015

This Reunion at Sharpness will be on the weekend of 7th.8th,and 9th and August.

If you have never been able to attend one of the TSVA Reunions, click on THIS LINK to view the Docker's Club own website
To see some pictures and video clips of the Reunion of 2013 click on THIS LINK
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