sidon55 said:Ganges 1950 6 Mess (Dunkirk) Blake Div, top of LCW. 74/75 Class. Your right that we seem only to remember the good times. But I believe the training I got there has stood me in good stead through a couple of bad
tragedies. I can recommend the Ganges Association for those haven't joined, Though if anyone had suggested i would join an Association celebrating when I left there I would have said the stark raving mad
So true, I can't say that I hated GANGES - it was pretty rough but I seem to recall that I didn't know what was going on half of the time - it was certainly better than my childhood - at least at GANGES I got fed regularly, had more clothing that ever in my life, my own bed and 7/6 (later 10 bob) each week. The 'fag barons' were merciless though - especially if you did a runner when it came to pay up on Thursday! What GANGES really did, of course, was took boys, inculcated a sense of discipline, loyalty and service and then gave us a marvellous career in the best service in the world.
You're right about the Association - brilliant!