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The Fisgard Association

Class Photos - 1944

 

R.N.A.T.E. Torpoint (HMS Fisgard)

Photos supplied by Eric Castellano & Don Murdoch.

HMS Collingwood

Photo supplied by John Stupples.

R.N.A.T.E. Arbroath (HMS Condor)

Photos supplied by Eric Castellano.

Reunions

1944 Anson

60th Anniversary Reunion held at the Devon Hotel, Exeter - 2nd August 2004. Photos supplied by Don Murdoch.

64th Anniversary Reunion held at The Royal Maritime Club Portsmouth - 8th August 2008. Photos supplied by Don Murdoch.

Having passed the Civil Service Commission open competitive examination for Artificer Apprenticeships held in April 1944, Seventy-eight 15 and 16 year old boys joined the Royal Naval Artificer Apprentices Training Establishment at Torpoint in Cornwall on 2nd August 1944, 24 of them as Electrical, 34 as Engine-Room and 20 as Ordnance Artificer Apprentices. They became Anson Division and after three weeks of general naval induction training, began their four year apprenticeship. In October 1946, RNATE Torpoint was renamed HMS Fisgard and nine months later 26 of the surviving 68 Ansons were transferred from Applag VIIIA at Torpoint to the Palace of Caledonia in Scotland to complete their apprenticeship in luxury whilst the other 42 of their entry soldiered on at Fisgard until 12th August 1948 as the last Artificer Apprentices to do the whole of their apprenticeship at Torpoint.

John Cross & Harry Edwards

John Cross & Harry Edwards

Don & Joan Fraser

Don & Joan Fraser

 Terry Liming & Mike Roberts

Terry Liming & Mike Roberts

 Eileen & Don Murdoch

Eileen & Don Murdoch

 Jan Edwards & Gus Simpson

Jan Edwards & Gus Simpson

Ernie Ware, Maureen & Terry Liming

Ernie Ware, Maureen & Terry Liming 

 Dennis & Brenda Taylor

Dennis & Brenda Taylor

 Derek & Pam Smith

Derek & Pam Smith

 Geoff Cook & Ernie Ware

Geoff Cook & Ernie Ware

 
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