I joined St.Vincent and its hallowed building in August 68 Duncan 336 to be exact with PO Buckland in charge of the class. We existed in Anson block and despite what a lot of you winging nutters say it was not that bad. Yes there were times when quite a few of the so called jack the lads wanted to run home to mummy. All I can say is that although the training was hard it did me no harm and I went on to bigger and better things in life. St.Vincent took mamby pamby babies and turned them into men. And I am very proud to say that our class was the last seamanship class to graduate from that hallowed establishment I only wish that my time with the pusser was not cut short by an accident in Plymouth dockyard in 1972 .