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 Fleetwood Nautical College

 Students' & Staff Association


13/09/14 Third Reunion


Welcome to this website which has been established by the Association to help communicate with and bring present and former & present students and staff of Fleetwood Nautical  College and its predecessor Fleetwood Navigation School together. The website is independent of the College but aims to work closely with the College for the mutual benefit of both the Association and the College. 


Here you will be able to keep abreast of Association events such as Reunions and other get-togethers as well as read the latest news about the College and its many former and present students and staff. In fact, it is hoped that you will provide items that could form the basis of interesting articles to be published here. To send us your items please e-mail us at:


 To register as a Member of The Association (no charge) send your name, postal & e-mail addresses, phone number(s) and dates you attended or worked at Fleetwood Nautical College/Navigation School to: or mail these to the address: FNCS&SA 29 Sisial y Môr, Rhosneigr, Isle of Anglesey, Wales, LL64 5XB, UK


The College Main Campus site at Broadwater has undergone major renovation and alteration work (see Chapter 8 ) which now provides better facilities for both staff and students. We saw the results on our 2012 Reunion visit. Included is a new Marine Engine Simulator for a new marine engineering course.


The Story So Far:

11 September 2010 saw the Inaugural Reunion get-together for students and staff organised by this Association and it was a very successful occasion at which 80 guests enjoyed a half day tour of the College followed by an evening Dinner & Dance at Fleetwood Golf Club which included a 5 Course Gourmet Dinner and live music for dancing. Guests travelled from as far afield as New Jersey, USA and Ontario, Canada.


The 2nd Reunion & 120th Anniversary celebrations took place on 22 September 2012 and more details have been posted on our Facebook page with photos: Will the long-distance record of attendance by George Rutherford from Japan be beaten in 2014?


3rd Reunion is set for 13/09/14. To book tickets use the Ticket Payment Coupon on next page (Click here) or request one via e-mail:

Any queries or questions please contact via e-mail:


Phone 01407 810848 for last





This site is YOUR's - so why not submit your News and Articles.

This Site is Developing - and is Growing.

All Past Students & Staff of FNC are invited to submit their contributions, reminiscences & stories from FNC & subsequent career at sea and elsewhere. Send text & photos to  




1. Introduction

2. 3rd Reunion set for 13/09/14

3. Report from 2nd Reunion 2012

4. 2012 Social Venue 

5. Report from 2010 Reunion

6. Photos-2010 Reunion

6a-6g. Photos - 2012 Reunion

7.Times Past -Photo Gallery(*)

8.College Building Works

9.Former Staff Photos - Today

10.Obituaries (updated April 2014)

11.Message Board

12.Your Recollections(*)

13.Honours & Awards

14.Len Preston r.i.p.

15.How to Survive a Heart  Attack Alone

*updated 22/12/13

Can you fill in the names of those in the photos shown on Section 7 - Times Past?


mv Lancastria: Request for information on its origins and ownership has been received from current Scottish owners.


In Memoriam

Tom Ireland

Ted Hackett

Len Preston

Jean Pilgrim

Kate Ollerton

Roger Scholes

Richard Rhimes

John Finch: 

John Bonner

Peter Paul Cuffe

David Larter

Lawrence Rivers-Bland

Don Bee

Frank Martland

Bill Carruthers

See obituaries for the above Ch10



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 last updated     07/09/2014

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