To those that have served or given their lives in past conflicts and to those that continue to bring us 90% of everything we use, thank you.
We thought we would share with you some old footage of cadets being put through their paces.
There has been a National Sea Training College in Gravesend since 1918. Founded to train boys aged 15/16 to join the Merchant Navy.
Around 70,000 were trained there & it became known as the best sea training school in the world. A tradition maintained today by our partners the National Maritime Training Centre North Kent College led by Stephen Watkins