Thank you to David Malcolm for
sending photographs to me, including the one above. David left
Edinburgh in 1956 and is now living in North Island, New Zealand.
"I hope my photos may bring back some happy
memories. I am seated, second left in this
These students at Leith Nautical College in
1951 are in the pre-sea training course for youths aiming to join
shipping companies as Apprentices.
The course was for a full year which included
practical seamanship and navigation theory plus related subjects.
Successful completion of the course led to a six months reduction to the
four year apprenticeship.
David Malcolm, North Island, New Zealand: January 18, 2008