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Sue Shepherd - RN School.  July 1963

Royal Naval School 1963

Thanks to Sue Shepherd for these two photos of the RN School taken in July 1963.  Sue is in the middle row, 4th girl from the left and was aged about eight.

Alison Page has identified herself in the middle row 3rd from left and the teacher as Barbara Wood.

David Shepherd - RN School.  July 1963

Royal Naval School 1963

Sue's brother, David Shepherd, is in the middle row third from the left, aged about 6.  Photo taken in July 1963.

Royal Naval Junior School. Singapore

Mr Jackman's class in June 1969 playing the Anklungs (an Indonesian instrument) at the Royal Naval School.

My thanks to Paula Crook for this photo.  She was there from 1967 to 1970.  Paula has also left an entry in the Guest Book.

Royal Naval School 1970

Thanks to Kenny Symmons for this photo taken in September 1970.  Kenny is on the top row right hand side.  Kenny said "I think a guy called Duncan Fallows is middle row left, a girl called ??? Hobbs is 3 up from Duncan and the teacher was Mrs. Armstrong."

RN School Sembawang circa 1970

Thanks to Tim Brown for this photo.  Tim is on the back row 4th from the right.  The teacher is believed to be Miss Shakespeare.

More of Tim's photos can be seen here

RN Junior School 1969

Thanks to Keith Simpson for this photo of Class 1J the teacher was Ms M.G. Combe.   Chris Harris has identified himself as being on the back row 7th from right, or 5th from left. Anne Cooke said I'm standing to the right of the teacher's shoulder (her left shoulder). My name is now Anne Richards. I lived in Kings Avenue from Feb 67 to Jun 69 and my father was Captain of the Dockyard, Capt A J (Tony) Cooke RN

RN Junior School

Thanks to Jock Laidlaw for this photo.  Jock said that "I think the teacher was Mr. Fagg. I am at the extreme right of the back row. In the middle, and clearly more interested in the girl beside him, is Johnnie Inverdale, now to be seen presenting sport on the BBC. - Names I remember, but can’t necessarily place include: Philip Messom; David Crane; Philip Pound; John England; Hugh Gilbert; the wee guy in the front was a Barrington I think and his father taught at the school."

RN Junior School 1965/66

Thanks to David Forbes for this, his class photo.  The teacher is Mr Green.  David was in Singapore from Sept 1964 to Nov 1966.  David is on the middle row first right with the dark hair.

Royal Naval School

Thank to Angela Jackson for these two photos.  Angela said "RN School Singapore 1964-67 Can't remember the teacher's name. I am in the front - 1st in the row."

Royal Naval School

"RN School Singapore 1964-67. I think the teacher is called Mrs Bailey. I am sitting on the front row, 2nd left."

Royal Naval School

A pic from 1963 (July) I was called Patsy Cole and had a brother at the same naval school who is a few years younger
called Nicholas Cole. I wonder if anyone remembers us. We lived firstly in Sembawang Hills and then moved to Sembawang Springs into a brand
new bungalow which was on a hill in quite a large estate. I remember the ladies coming to the gate to get potatoe peelings for the pigs
and seeing goats in the street.  My dad was with the fleet air arm in the naval stores and was called Bob Cole.

Andrew Cable - Singapore 1966-69

Andrew Cable

Andrew was in Singapore from 1966 to 1969.  He attended the RN School before moving up to Bourne Secondary School.  This photo is of him sitting in the garden at 54 Arab School Road.  His best friend at the time was Uda Suba.

My thanks to Janet Laidlaw for this and the following three photos with her descriptions. 

This one was taken at the RN School and shows Mr Silk, the Deputy Headmaster, shaking hands with the Duke of Edinburgh.

The Headmaster, Commander Horton, I think is looking on between them.

I think this school concert at the RN School was in 1965.

I am standing third from the right, the girl next to me was Julia Buckle, and the girl on the far right was Susan Jewel.

The boy standing in the middle of the picture, holding a book I think  is Richard Middleton, who went on to win ‘The Krypton Factor’ on TV. I think the boy next to him was called Paul, and the boy to his left was Stephen Brown.

Another RN School concert 1966.

This is a swimming gala at the RN School. I think the Headmaster standing on the platform was Commander Johnson, and the girl standing on the far right was called Josephine Cocker.

Shaun Bratherton

Shaun said.  I was at the Royal Navy School around 1966-68 when I went to Bourne, my father was a Royal Marine and we lived at first near Sembawang and then RAF Seleter I am enclosing a photo of sports day at the Royal Navy School where I think I still hold the high jump record for that school.

 17-12-64, Susan Dodds middle row 5th left, middle row 3rd left Sue thinks is Felicity. 

Susan Dodds at Annual Prize Giving.  Being presented by Miss/Mrs Rantzen/Ransome? 

Duke of Edinburgh 

My thanks to Alastair Young for these two photos.

1969 Royal Naval School - First Year- Alastair Young 3rd from right, back row

19th Nov 1969- Royal Naval School- 2nd Year- Alastair Young sixth in from left back row.

Thanks to Alison Clifford for this photo of Class 3 Nov 1961 with the message " I hope some people will recognise themselves!"

Thanks to Jayne Barrelle for this photo of the Naval School in 1970, Class 4 C with Mr Coombes as teacher. 

Jayne Barrelle is in the middle row, 6th from the left (behind Mr C.)


Class 1 - 17th Dec 1964

My thanks to Julie Appleyard for this photo and the next one.  Julie is front row third from the right. Julie  said "I think the blond boy second from left front row was called Lee ........."

12th July 1963

 Julie Appleyard said "I am again front row fourth from left, and yes of course they are T K Lee - Lee Photo Studio.

My thanks to Kyria Hewitt for this 1965 Royal Naval School photo.  She is the girl behind the teacher.
There is some sort of numerical code to link the photo and the signatures.  If anybody recognises themselves please get in touch.
Teacher Miss Pacey and her 1966 class

Miss Pacey, November 1966

My thanks to John Alexander King for this photo of Miss Pacey in 1966 with her class.  John attended the RN School from 1966 to 1969.
Teacher Mr Hyde and his class in 1968

Mr Hyde 1968

Thanks again to John Alexander King for this photo of Mr Hyde in 1968 with his class

Class 3A 1965/66 Teacher - Mr Nutter

My thanks to Christine Thompson for these two photos.  Christine is front row third from the right, and was at the Royal Naval School in Singapore from 1964 to 1967.

Class 4A 1966/67 Teacher - Mrs Ransome

Christine Thompson is middle row 4th from the left

My thanks to Carol McLeish for this photo.  Carol attended the Royal Navy School in Singapore from 1964 to 1966.

Royal Navy Instructor Officers' Association have a section on RN Schools and currently have images from former RN schools at Malta and Mauritius.