Thanks to the Simons’s Town Museum for providing many of the photos here…..

The Captains

CAPTAIN SUPERINTENDENTS from 1922 to 1942 while the ship was moored in Simons Bay…
1922–1923: Lieutenant Thomas Marmeduke Goddard RNR, [known as Tim Goddard]. - (No image)
1923–1924: Commander R.R. Rosoman DSO RN [Ret] - (No image)
1927-1937: Captain A.T. Yardley DSC. RD. - (No image)
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The Cadets

Some early photos of cadets serving on the training ship “General Botha”….
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Group Photos

SHIPS COMPANY PHOTOGRAPHS Photos courtesy of Simon’s Town Museum
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Ship's Album

These unique photographic records of the ship were taken in the late 1930′s on the instructions of Captain J. Pennington, who appears in several of the photographs. The PT Instructor is Chick Chapman.
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Simon's Bay

THE SHIP AND SIMON’S BAY - From 1922 to 1942 the SATS General Botha was moored in Simon’s Bay, and took part in many naval and nautical occasions. These photographs give a selection of views taken during the period. Most of the photographs were taken by Bert Costick, Signals Instructor, and are now in the possession of the Simon’s Town Museum.
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Ship Routines

BOATWORK - One of the essential parts of life on the ship was the use of boats for transport to and from the jetty and in competitive races, depicted in the following photographs
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Junior Cadet Captain Ronald Earnest Yeo # 504 1930/1931 Later Captain R E Yeo DFC, SAAF (1945)
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Foretop Division 1931
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Port Watch - 19th September 1931 Standing: L to R: Howell Jagger Hoskins Gaskin Traill Currie Sitting: Dreyer Bransgrove Mr Considine Chief Officer Harrison Elliott On Deck: Parker Yeo (Coxwain) Warlock
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"A" Racing Boats Crew - June 15th 1931. Beat HMS Cardiff by six lengths. Back Row: L to R: Currie, Dreyer, Harrison, Gaskin, Brummer, Elliot. Sitting: Cousens, West, 2nd. Officer Mackinnan, Mallory, Bransgrove. Front Row: Hookins, R Yeo (Coxwain), Worlock
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Foretop Racing Crew - 19th September 1931 Runners up Standing: L to R: Parsons Schonfeldt Banks Traill Orffer Sitting: Gaskin Harrison Mr Goff-Instructor, Foretop Mallory Cousens (Sick) On Deck: Holgate Yeo (Coxwain) Spencer
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Cadet Captains - 1931 Standing: L to R: J K Mallory A G Bransgrove D Thorsen W Dangerfield F Gaskin A Traill E Elliott Sitting: W Fookins L S S West C Hamman R Cousens S Jagger Front Row: G Betbeder R Yeo P A North
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Boxing Team - Against SACS June 8th. 1931 B=Boxed, W=Won, L=Lost, D=Drew Standing: L to R: Parker Moore (BL) Sadie (BL) Cousens Elliott Price (BL) Sitting: Quinn Canning (BD) Mr. MacDonald PTI Pedley (BW) Howell Front Row: Yeo (BD) Rasmussen (BL) Dance(BW)
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Breechers Buoy Rescue Drill - 1931
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Cadet Captains - 1931 Standing: L to R: Betbeder jcc Elliott jcc Dangerfield jcc Gaskin jcc Thorsen jcc Mallory jcc Warlock jcc Sitting: Hookins scc Cousens scc Hamman ccc West scc Jagger scc Sitting on deck: Yeo jcc Bransgrove jcc North jcc
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The Instructors - 1931 MacDonald - PT Instructor Bert Costick - Signals Goff - Seamanship (Junior) Bob Mercer - Chief Instructor, Seamanship (Senior)
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Ships Officers & Staff - 1931
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Ships Company - 1931
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Admiral Burmester - September 3rd 1930 Foretop Division being inspected by Admiral Burmester. Yeo second from left
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General Smuts Visit - 1931 From L to R: Captain Yardley General Smuts Mrs Botha Mrs Butters Mrs Yardley Mr Butters
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tsmv British Diplomat Yeo sailed as an apprentice in these ships.... tsmv British Diplomat - From 20th April 1932 to 19th. January 1933 mv British Lady - From 26th. February 1933 to 13th. November 1933 mv British Loyalty - From 16th. November 1933 to 14th February 1935
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Payslip!
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Letter from T B Davies - Secretary, GB Board of Control on Yeo's award of the DFC for meritorius service.
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Cadet Walker's Album

Cadet Robert Ross Walker 1934-1935 # 781 - Robert now lives in Walker Bay, New Zealand. These photographs were kindly sent to us by Patricia Frykberg.
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