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


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.

A Message From our Life President

Concern has been expressed by our association Accountant at the number of members who have failed to follow the request placed in the November 2014 Issue of the Vindi News, to increase their annual subscriptions. In particular, the majority of those at fault are members who pay by Direct Debit / Standing Order. The need to instruct their banks to increase their payments from £5 to £7, has not been met. This represents a considerable amount of income lost.
Members to whom this applies are asked to rectify the situation urgently and, unless their banks agree to forward the extra £2, to send on that amount ASAP to David Griffiths Partnership, 7 Rose Hill, Lovedean, Hants PO8 9QU. Cheques made out to the TS Vindicatrix Association, NOT the Griffiths Partnership. Members not paying the full amount will almost certainly not receive all their newsletters. Thank you.
Roy Derham

A New Vindi Year started on the
1st February 2015


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

European Members £8

UK Members £7


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,
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
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.

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


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


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.

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

Downunder Reunion 2014

The Downunder Reunion of 2014 was hosted by the WA Vindi Assn. in Feemantle on 22nd - 24th October, details click on THIS LINK to view the page

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