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SANC General Botha Gordon’s Bay in 1956 after completion of the new building program.
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Ceremonial arrival at the new Gordon’s Bay site on 25 April 1948 after leaving the Red Hill site the previous day.
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Ships Company 1951
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Ships Staff 1951
Back row [Left to Right]: Mr. F. J. Morris [Executive Instructor, Shipwright]; Mr. J. A. Almond [Chief Executive Instructor]; Mr. H. E. Pinn [Navigation Officer]; Mr. B. A. L. McGee [Executive Instructor, Seamanship]; Mr. J. H. Smith [Physical Training Instructor];
Front row [Left to Right]: Mr. C. F. Sanderoff [Third Officer]; Mr. F. W. Aplin [Second Officer]; Lieutenant-Commander C. W. Foster RD SAN(V) [Chief Officer]; Captain G. V. Legassick DSC RD RNR [Captain-Superintendent]; Mr. R. A. Frame MA [Senior Master]; Mr. J. M. du Bois BA [Assistant Master]; Mr. C. F. Stokes BSc [Assistant Master].
In front [Left to Right]: Mr. D. I. B. MacDonald [Executive Instructor, Signals]; Colonel F. W. M. Downer [Technical Lecturer].
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A church parade on the quarterdeck in 1948.
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A Captain’s Divisions parade in 1956.
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In this 1956 picture, Vice-Admiral Sir Geoffrey Robson KBE CB DSO RN watches as Cadets lower a 27-foot whaler in radial davits during an “abandon ship” exercise. Captain G. V. Legassick the Captain-Superintendent also observes – with a view to future critical comment. When the whaler was slipped, the Cadets manning the boat-rope energetically hauled its bow to starboard and out towards the entrance of the boatpen. By the time the boatrope was slipped and the oars shipped, it was moving at an impressive speed toward other boats moored in the harbour.
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Ships Company 1955
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The Band at Captain’s Divisions some time in 1956.
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The Band leading the Stellenbosch University Rag parade through the streets of the Northern suburbs of Cape Town in early 1956.
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The SANC General Botha Band in 1956.
In Front: M. Marwick [Band leader]
Front row. [Left to Right]: C. Hymen; G. Wanliss; R. Rowan; J. Akester; D. Gluck; I. Manning; K. Matravers [p.p. R. Riley]
Back row. [Left to Right]: V. Holderness; P. James; B. Glass; R. Hogg; J. Koudstaal; C. Rabone; K. Oldridge; Mr. J. H. Smith [Physical Training Instructor]; P. Cotterell; R.Wilson; G. Grenfell; C. Reid; A. Goodwin; C. Smith; J. Davies; B. Flawn
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General Botha Band 1957

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Panorama Pics

These photographs were taken in 1956 and appeared in the July 1957 issue of "Panorama" magazine, and give interesting aspects of life aboard at that time.
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ShellCover-smallThe Shell house magazine “Shell Chronicle” of August 1957 carried a splendid front cover photograph of the Gordon’s Bay parade ground, and an article about the ship and some of the cadets.

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The Dromerdaris replica arriving in Gordon's Bay after sailing from Cape Town with the Motor Cruiser "General Botha" keeping station.