Officers & Teachers

We are fortunate enough to have an ex-sea school boy (John Trott, Arranmore 40: 1955-1959) who has undertaken the task of researching the naval careers of the officers of the sea schools. The majority of them served with great distinction during the two World Wars, something that was not made known to us during our time under their command. Thank you John for all your hard work.

Name Initials School House Number Fromsort descending To Contact Where are they?
Captain C.Hamilton. C. RCNS Capt, Superintendant. 0 1919 1927 N/A
Commander A.P.Pettman. A.P. RCNS Capt, Superintendant. 1927 1938
Mr Joyce V.C. PSTS Bandmaster 1934 1960 Mr Joyce died in 1973
Mr. Sidney Pointer. S.W. PSTS Signals Officer 1935 1957 Mr Pointer died in 1957.
Commander L.C.King. RD RNR. L.C. RCNS Capt, Superintendant. 1939 1949 Died 1979
Commander A.R. Freeman. RN. A.R. PSTS Commanders house. 0 1948 1955
Commander E.S.Felton. RN. E.S. PSTS Capt, Superintendant. 0 1949 1962 N/A
Lieut. Com. A.Woolven. A. PSTS N/A 0 1955 1966
Frank Seviour. F. PSTS Broughton 1956 1964 Died 1979.
Mr. John Langford. J.P.L. PSTS N/A 1956 1957 Yes Parkstone.
Mr T Challis. Bandmaster. T PSTS 0 1960 1964 Died 1998.
Commander A.G.Luxton. A.G. PSTS Capt, Superintendant. 0 1962 1964 N/A
List of Officers/Masters/Teachers and other staff.

After trawling through the "Jack Tars" and other pieces of information that I have acquired, plus my own memory, here is a list of Officers/House masters/Teachers and other staff. You may note the emphasis on PSTS, this is because I have more info on this than the other two establishments. Please let me know if you can add more names or correct them if wrong.

Officer/Master/Other Position WNTS RCNS PSTS
Capt. C. Hamilton Capt. Supt.   1919-1927  
Comm A.P.Pettman Capt. Supt.   1927 - 1938  
 Comm. King Capt. Supt.     1938-1949  
Comm. Luxton  Capt. Supt.      1962 - 1964 
Comm. E. S. Felton  Capt. Supt.  1945 - 1949    1949 - 1962 
Comm. A.R. Freeman Commander  1948 - 1949    1949 - 1955 
Lt. Comm. Woolven  Commander       1955 - 1964
 B.A. Busby PTI/Howard House  1939 - 1949    1949 - 196? 
A.T. Harrington  PTI/Johnston House  194? - 1949    1949 - 1960 
C.S. Wood  Mess Deck/Boxing/Broughton House    194? - 1949  1949 - 1956 
A.H. Butcher  Seamanship/Arranmore    194? - 1949  1949 - 1964 
S.W. Pointer  Signals Instructor  1935 - 1949    1949 - 1957 
V.C. Joyce  Bandmaster  194? - 1949    1949 - 1960 
G.B. Moore  LRC House      1956 - 195? 
F. Seviour  Broughton House      1956 - 1964 
V. A. Waterman  Mess-Deck      1956 - 196? 
V. Rolt  Gunnery/Boatwork/LRCH      19?? - 1956 
J.C. Hewitt  Stores      1956 - 196? 
Mr H.G. Luff  Nautical Instructor/Howard House      1957 - 19?? 
Mr Frost  Howard House      19?? - 1953 
Mr & Mrs N.L.Searle Johnston House     1960-1964
Mr T. J. Challis Bandmaster     1960-1964
Rev. J. Slater Chaplain      1949 - 195? 
Mr F. Bailey  Headmaster    19?? - 1949  1949 - 1955
Mr W.H. James-Bailey Woodwork/Maths   19?? - 1949 1949 - 195?
 Mr L.I. Norbury-Williams Science/Geography   194?-1949   1949 - 196? 
Mr F. Hinks  Maths/Geography    19?? - 195? 
Mr H. Ford  Art and Crafts/English/Music    19?? - 196? 
 Mr R. Hall  English/History    ? 19??-195? 
 Mr L. Holman Engish/History       1955-19??
 Mr R.E. Wheeler Headmaster       1955-1964
 Mr H.J. Giles Geography/History       1956-196?
 Mr P.R. Birchall  English      1956-19??
 Mr E. Thomason Woodwork/Technical drawing       1957-19??
 Mr N.H. Rattenbury  Geography/English      1957-1957
 Mr J.P.L. Langford  History/English      1957-19??
 Mrs M. Ford  Religeous instruction      1957-19??
 Miss E. Spencer  Chief Matron    ?  1949-196?
 Miss I.D. Matthews  Sick-bay Sister    ?  1949-1957
 Mr H.S. Davies  Maintenance    ?  1949-1957
 Mr R. Stoakes  Head gardener    ?  1949-196?
 Mrs E. Warne  Chief cook    ?  19??-1954
 Mrs G.M. Hardy  Chief cook      1954-1955
 Mrs I. Attewell  Chief cook      1955-1956
 Mrs K.M. Mead  Chief cook      1956-19??
 Mr G.H.F. White  Maintenance      1957-19??
 Mrs J.A.S. Beagley  Sick-bay Sister      1957-196?
 Rev, G.C. Anthony  Chaplain      195?-1964
 Mr & Mrs Lindop LRCH houseparents      196?-1964 
 Mr Read  Maintenance      ????