Royal Hospital School

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  1. FlagWagger

    FlagWagger Book Reviewer

    In a recent question about the Royal Marines Police, the poster identified that his great-great grandfather and joined the service direct from Greenwich Hospital.

    As a navy-brat in the 60s / 70s I went to the successor instituion of GHS, the Royal Hospital School at Holbrook. I was there from 74 until 77 when my father left the mob and the boarding school allowance dried up. At the time there was nearly 700 pupils at the school, with the very great majority being sons of serving RN.

    - Are there any other ex-RHS inmates here?

    - When I attended, Holbrook was well a well-known school in the RN - is this still the case?
  2. I was in Cornwallis from 75 - 80 :)
  3. FlagWagger

    FlagWagger Book Reviewer

    Forgot to say, I was in St Vincent, Sept 74 to Jul 77.
  4. So you were both there at the same time for two years 75-77.
  5. FlagWagger

    FlagWagger Book Reviewer

    Correct, but we were in different boarding houses on different sides of the School (separated by a large parade ground). While we would have probably bumped into each other in corridors, dining hall etc, we'd never have known since socialisation was primarily by boarding house and year group, followed by class.
  6. I was in Raleigh 1947-49.
  7. i was in Baghdad when you were.............bugger it - i forget the rest :D :D
  8. Looks like Granny might have lost his crown. 8O

  9. I recall joining the Annex at the sshhhhhh (mighty G Spot) in the spring of 62.

    One of the new entries was a boy from the RHS, immaculate in square rig, boots and white gaiters - very impressive indeed!

    Can't recall his name, but I would bet he ended up as a Badge Junior in the main area eventually.
  10. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    The longest serving officer of my entry (who ended up as a Captain) was from RHS. His father was a CPO.
  11. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    PS read all about it - 'the Cradle of the Navy' by HD Turner.
  12. Hawke 67 - 73

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