The Vindi Boys.


Our History

Vindicatrix Queensland is one of the many Associations around the world perpetuating the “TS VINDICATRIX” training ship at which over 70,000 Vindi Boys were trained from 1939 to 1966 in the craft of seamanship and catering in the British Merchant Navy. The school was run under very strict discipline and harsh conditions in a canal cutting on the River Servern at Sharpness, Gloucester. The environment is very bleack during winter time. Vindicatrix Queensland was formed in 1996 to foster friendship and welfare amongst all ranks like a small social club and has over the years rapidly increased in membership. Our Meetings are held on the last Thursday of alternate months at Nundah Activity Centre, Nundah and we also produced 6 newsletters a year to keep Members up to date with news and stories. Spouses and partners are very welcome to meetings making for some social fun and most of them are good at making tea. We usually have a sausage sizzle after our Meetings in order to swing the lamp. Social events and outings are organised throughout the year. Fees as set down at our AGM which is held in June each is currently $25.00 per annum. Memberships are open to ex Vindicatrix Boys as per the format of Vindicatrix Association UK. We also welcome ex Gravesend Sea School Boys to join us.