HMS Conway - Click here to return to the menu HMS Conway 1859 - 1974

Alfie Windsor 1998
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Sea & Shore

On the bridge of mighty liners, or the grey clad men'o war,                                                                                                                  
On the poop of Island schooners, Bare poled in the cyclones roar

In tramps and yachts and tanker-craft, And the ships off to explore,                                                                                                              
You'll find the men you knew as boys, In the Mizzen, Main or Fore.


In the Celebes and Siam, In the Caribbean cays,                                                         

On the Niger and Euphrates, Praying God for a fine breeze,                                         

In the role of chief surveyor, or the Guardian of the Trees,                                            

You'll meet again the cutter's crew, Whose rowlock's you tried to seize.


On the fringe of every Ocean, On the frontiers of new lands,                                         

They are "Baas", or "Chief" or "Tuan", Controlling the sweating clans,                              

In the mines and on the ranches, In HQ's and Ops and Plans,                                      

You'll meet the chaps you raced aloft, When the pipe called "Main-top hands".


On the bridge of sleek destroyers, And the freighters deep and long,                              

With the Mounties on the prairies, Singing a maritime song,                                              

In the last foresaken rearguard, Where only the best belong,                                       

You'll find the comrades whose motto, Says "Quit ye like men, be strong".

Commander WCA Robinson RNR (Ret'd) Conway (1911-13).


OCs & Their Shipping Companies, Navies etc

OC Harbourmasters

OC & Pilot Services

OCs & Maritime Training Organisations

OCs & Uniformed Services and Units

OCs & Emergency Services

OCs and the Royal Canadian Navy

New!  OCs & India: Part 1 - The Indian Navies & Inland Water Transport Corps   

OCs & India: Part 2 - Calcutta (Hooghly River Service, Bengal Pilot Service & Calcutta Port Commissioners)

                                OCs & The Boer War                                 

OCs & The Battle of Jutland

OCs and The Dardenelles Campaign

OCs & RMS Titanic

OCs & The Falklands

OCs also turned their hands to...

Other Notable Achievements

Coming in due course:

OCs & The RAN

OCs & The RNZN

OCs & The Irrawaddy Flotilla Company (Burma)

OCs & The Lake Steamer Service (East Africa)

OCs & The Chinese Maritime Customs (Shanghai)

OCs & The Nigerian Marine


Conway cadets have served in the following shipping lines, navies and maritime organisations around the world. In addition, in the late 1800s, many sailing vessels were not part of big shipping companies but many companies with just one or two  vessels. The sailing vessels OCs sailed in are listed in old The Cadet magazines but are too numerous to mention here.

For more information on many of these companies click here.     For images of funnels and house flags Click here.

OK Worcesters, Pangbournes, Bothas et al beat this:

  1. Abu Dhabi Defence Force (Marine Section)
  2. Abu Dhabi National Tanker Co
  3. Adela SS Co
  4. Adelaide Steamship Co
  5. African Steamship Line (Co)
  6. Aitken Lilburn & Co
  7. Al- Rafic Salvage & Towage (Kuwait)
  8. Alcan Bermuda Shipping Ltd
  9. Alfred Booth & Co
  10. Alfred Holt & Co
  11. Alcan Shipping (Montreal)
  12. Alexander & Co
  13. All American Cables & Radio Inc (cable ships)
  14. All Red Line (San Francisco)
  15. Allen & Black (Sunderland)
  16. Ambra Management
  17. American Hawaiian Co
  18. American Overseas Tanker Corp.
  19. American President Lines
  20. Amoy Revenue Service Launch Sqn
  21. Anchor Line
  22. Anchor Shipping Company of Nelson (N.Z.)
  23. Andrew Weir Shipping
  24. Andrew Youle & Co
  25. Angfartygs A/B Tirfing (Gothenburg, Sweden)
  26. Anglo American Oil Co
  27. Anglo Saxon Petroleum Co
  28. ANL Alltrans
  29. Anthony & Bainbridge (Newcastle)
  30. Arab Maritime Petroleum Transport Company
  31. Aran Ferries
  32. Argentina State Shipping Co
  33. Argentinian Navy
  34. Argyle Shipping Co (Bermuda)
  35. Arklow Shipping
  36. Arya National Shipping Company (Iran)
  37. Asiatic Steam Navigation Co (Singapore)
  38. ASP Ship Management Group
  39. Associated Container Transportation(ACT)
  40. Associated HUmber Lines
  41. Associated Steamships (Australia)
  42. Astoria Shipping Co
  43. Athell Line / Tankers
  44. Atlantic Container Line (ACL)
  45. Atlantic Steam Navigation Co
  46. Atlantic Transport Line
  47. Atlantic Transport Service Company
  48. Austasia Line (Singapore)
  49. Australia National Line
  50. Australian Steam Ship Company
  51. Australian Territory Liner Services (ATLS)
  52. Australian United Steam Navigation Co
  53. Balfour, Williamson & Co
  54. Baltic Shipping Co
  55. Bank Line
  56. Barge Express (Darwin)
  57. Baron Line
  58. Batavian Petroleum Maatschippi
  59. Beaver Line (Canada)
  60. Belfast Steam Shipping Co
  61. Bell & Co
  62. Bell Line NV (Dublin)
  63. Ben Line
  64. Bengal Coal Co
  65. Bethel Gwyn & Co
  66. Berthing Master (Port Rashid, Dubai)
  67. Beynon & Co
  68. BHP Ltd
  69. Bibby Line
  70. Bigland Brown & Co
  71. Black & Black SS Co
  72. Black Moore & Co
  73. Black Star (Ghana)
  74. Blue Anchor Line
  75. Blue Circle Cement Shipping Co
  76. Blue Funnel Line
  77. Blue Star Line
  78. Blystad Shipping (Norway)
  79. Bohannen Line (Panama)
  80. Bolton Steamship Co
  81. Bombay & Persian Steam Navigation Co
  82. Booker Line
  83. Booth Line / Booth Steamship C
  84. Border Tankers
  85. Bowater Steamship Company
  86. BP Tanker Co
  87. Branch Line
  88. Brett & Beaufroy
  89. Bridge Line
  90. Bristol Channel Steamers
  91. Bristol City Line
  92. Bristol Steam Navigation Co
  93. Britain Steamship Co Ltd (later Watts & Watts)
  94. British African Company
  95. British Antarctic Survey
  96. British & Argentine Steam Navigation Co
  97. British & Burma Steam Navigation Co
  98. British & Commonwealth Line
  99. British & Eastern Shipping Co
  100. British Channel Island Ferrie
  101. British Columbia Ferries
  102. British Columbia Salvage Association
  103. British East Africa(n) Lake Service
  104. British Phosphate Commissioners
  105. British India Steam Navigation Company
  106. British Missionery Society
  107. British Molasses Co
  108. British Rail Hovercraft Ltd (Seaspeed)
  109. British Rail Marine Dept
  110. British Rail South West
  111. British Rhine Flotilla (Koln)
  112. British Shipowners Company
  113. British Steamship Co
  114. British Tanker Co Ltd
  115. British Underwater Engineering
  116. British Yukon Navigation Co
  117. Britship (IOM) Ltd
  118. Brocklebank Line
  119. Broderson & Broy
  120. Broken Hill Line Pty (NSW)
  121. Brook line
  122. Brookes Bell & Co
  123. Bryon Steamship Co
  124. BT Marine
  125. BU. Marine
  126. Bucknalls Steam Ship Co
  127. Bulk Acid Shipping
  128. Bullard King
  129. Buries Marks
  130. Burma Government Marine
  131. Burmah Oil Co.(Tankers) Ltd
  132. Burnet Steamship Co
  133. Burns Steamship Co
  134. Burns Philp (Australia) Pty Ltd
  135. Buries Markes
  136. Butterfield & Swires China Steam Navigation Co
  137. Byron SS Co
  138. C G Dunn & Co (Liverpool)
  139. C Y Tung Line
  140. Cable & Wireless
  141. Cairn Line
  142. Caladonian MacBraynes
  143. Calcutta River Survey Service
  144. Caltex Tankers
  145. Campbell Findlay & Co (Greenock)
  146. Campbell Maritime Ltd
  147. Canada Steamship Lines (Montreal)
  148. Canadian British Aluminum Co
  149. Canadian Cable Co
  150. Canadian Coast Guard Service
  151. Canadian Fisheries Protection Service
  152. Canadian Government Merchant Marine
  153. Canadian Hydrographic Service
  154. Canadian Marine Drilling Co
  155. Canadian National Steamships Ltd
  156. Canadian Northern (Railways) Steamships Ltd
  157. Canadian Pacific Railroads (Coastal Fleet) / Canadian Pacific Ferries
  158. Canadian Pacific Steamship Co
  159. Canadian (Canada?) Steamship Co
  160. Canterbury Steam Ship Co
  161. Canton River Service
  162. Caribean Molasses Co.
  163. Caribbean Shipping (Texas)
  164. Carisbrooke Shipping
  165. Carmichael & Co (Glasgow)
  166. Carmichaels & Stewart
  167. Cayzar Irvine
  168. Ceina Mutual SS Co
  169. Celtic Tankers
  170. Central American Shipping Co
  171. Central Shipping (Manila)
  172. Ceol Mor Shipping
  173. Ceres Hellenic Shipping (Piraeus)
  174. Cermar Shipping, Dublin
  175. Ceylon Imperial Lighthouse Service
  176. Ceylon Shipping Co
  177. Ceylon Steamship Co
  178. Chadwick, Wainwright & Co
  179. Chagargeur-Delmar (France)
  180. Chambers & Co
  181. Chandris Tankers
  182. Chapman & Willan (Chatty Chapmans)
  183. Chapman & Flint (New York)
  184. Charente Shipping Company
  185. Charleton, McAllum & Co
  186. Charles Hills
  187. Charles Wille (Cardiff)
  188. Charlton McCullum & Co
  189. Chesapeake and Ohio Steamship Co
  190. Chevron Tankship (UK)
  191. Chin Seng Hong (Thailand)
  192. China Line
  193. China Coast Service (Tsong, Lim Chin)
  194. China/Chinese  Maritime Customs
  195. China Mutual Steam Navigation Co
  196. China Navigation Company
  197. China Ocean Shipping (HK) Ltd
  198. Chine Shipping Co
  199. Chinese Customs Maritime Service
  200. Chinook Navigation Co
  201. CI Shipping (part of the B&C Group)
  202. City Line
  203. City & Hall Line
  204. City of Cork Steamship Co
  205. City of Dublin Steam Navigation Co
  206. Clan Line Steamers
  207. Claude Ferrier & Sons
  208. Clyde Marine
  209. Coast Line
  210. Cocos & Freemantle Cable Co
  211. Coldwell Line (Hong Kong)
  212. Colonial Oil
  213. Colonial Sugar Refining Co. of Sydney
  214. Columbus Line
  215. Comben, Longstaff & Co
  216. Combs Marshall & Co
  217. Commercial Cable Co
  218. Commissioners of Irish Lights
  219. Commodore Shipping (Guernsey)
  220. Common Brothers
  221. Commonwealth & Dominion Line
  222. Commonwealth Government Line
  223. Commonwealth Lighthouse Service
  224. Comprehensive Shipping
  225. Constantine Line
  226. Continental Line
  227. Conway Line (NI) (founder of)
  228. Cook Strait Ferries (NZ)
  229. Coombes Marshal & Co (Middlesborough)
  230. Corfields
  231. Corsar (Liverpool)
  232. Cork-Swansea Ferries
  233. Cory & Co
  234. Cotesworth Lyne & Co (Liverpool)
  235. Counties SS Co
  236. Court Line
  237. Cowasjee Line (Karachi)
  238. Crawford and Rowat Line (Canada)
  239. Crawley Tugs (Los Angeles)
  240. Cross Channel Steamers Ltd
  241. Crow, Rudolph & Co
  242. Crusader Shipping Co
  243. Cuban Navy (1909)
  244. Cunard Cargo Shipping
  245. Cunard Steam Ship Co
  246. Currie Line
  247. D & E Shipping
  248. Dalgleish & Co
  249. Dalraida Steam Packet Company (founder of)
  250. De Wolf & Son (Liverpool)
  251. Dealgan Shipping Co. Ltd
  252. Delta Shipping (Gothenburg)
  253. Dene Shipping Company
  254. Denholm (Bermuda)
  255. Denholme SS Co
  256. Dennison's Coasters (Kirkwall)
  257. Department of Energy Mines & Resources, Canada
  258. Devitt Moore & Co
  259. Doha Marine Services
  260. Dominion Lines
  261. Don Line
  262. Donald Kennedy
  263. Donaldson Line
  264. Donaldson, Rose & Co (Aberdeen)
  265. Doure & Co
  266. Douglas SS Co
  267. Dowgate Steamship Co
  268. Ducal Line
  269. Dundalk Port Authority
  270. Dundee Clipper Line
  271. Durban Lines
  272. E Stephens & Co
  273. E C Friend & Co
  274. E D Sassoon & Co (Bombay)
  275. E P & W Roberts (Liverpool)
  276. E R Peel & Co
  277. E T Gourlay (Sunderland)
  278. Eagle Container Line (ECL Contship)
  279. Eagle Oil Shipping Co
  280. Eagle Tugs (Mombasa)
  281. East & West Steamship Co
  282. East African Railways & Harbours (Marine Branch)
  283. Eastbound Line
  284. Eastern Telegraph Co (Malta)
  285. Eastern & Australian SS Co
  286. Ecuadorian Line
  287. Edinburgh & London Shipping Co
  288. Edmondson & Rose & Co
  289. Egyptian Mail SS Co
  290. Elder Dempster Lines
  291. Elders & Fyffes Line
  292. Elderslie Steam Ship Co
  293. Egyptian Mail Steamship Co
  294. Egyptian Navy
  295. Ellerman Line
  296. Ellerman & Bucknell Shipping
  297. Ellerman Associated Line
  298. Ellerman Hall Line
  299. Ellerman Wilson Line
  300. Energy Mines & Resources (Canada)
  301. Engen Oil
  302. Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd
  303. Eureka Shipping (Piraeus)
  304. European Marine Contractors
  305. Everett Orient Line
  306. Everett Steamship Co (Calcutta)
  307. Evergreen Line
  308. F Laeisz (Hamburg)
  309. F C Street (London)
  310. F C Strick & Co Ltd
  311. F.T.Everard
  312. Falkland Islands Maritime Service
  313. Fao Bar Dredging Service (Iraq)
  314. Far East Hydrofoil Co. Ltd (Hong Kong)
  315. Farracoe Shipping Co
  316. Farrell Lines (USA)
  317. Fast Cat Ferries Ltd (NZ)
  318. Federal Commerce and Navigation (Montreal)
  319. Federal Offshore Services, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  320. Federal Line
  321. Federal Steam Navigation Company
  322. Fernie Brothers
  323. Govenor' of Fiji's Yacht
  324. Finanglia Ferries
  325. Finlay & Co
  326. Fisher & Sprout
  327. Fisheries & Oceans (Canada)
  328. Fleet Air Arm
  329. Flying P Line, (Gustaf Erikson, Mariehamn)
  330. Forth Tankers
  331. Frank Krick & Co (India)
  332. Foss Shipping
  333. Freeport Cruise Lines, Grand Bahama)
  334. Freight Express Seacon
  335. French Navy
  336. Furness Ship Management
  337. Furness Withy & Co Ltd
  338. Fyffes Group
  339. G Duncan & Co
  340. G Heyn & Sons
  341. G Marshall & Co
  342. G M Steves & Co
  343. George  S Milne & Co (sailing ships)
  344. G Thompson & Co
  345. Gardner & Co
  346. Gardline Shipping
  347. Garmouth
  348. Gas Pac Shipping Co (Tonga)
  349. Geest Line
  350. Gellaty, Hanker & Co
  351. General Maritime S.A. (Casablanca)
  352. General Steam Navigation Co
  353. George Horsley & Co (West Hartlepool)
  354. George Nisbett & Co
  355. General Steam Navigation Co
  356. Gibraltar Contraband Service
  357. Gibson & Clarke (Glasgow)
  358. Gillison & Chadwick (Liverpool)
  359. Glasgow Line
  360. Glen & Shire Line
  361. Global Chemical Tankers (Torshavn, Faroe Islands)
  362. Global Marine Inc (Los Angeles)
  363. Globtik Tankers
  364. Glyn & Sons
  365. Glynn Line
  366. Gold Star Line (Hong Kong)
  367. Golden Bay Cement Company (NZ)
  368. Golden Line (Singapore)
  369. Goodyear & Co
  370. Government Telegraph Service
  371. Governmemnt Lake Service, BEA
  372. Governmemnt of Tonga Marine Service
  373. Gow Harrrison & Co
  374. GPO Cable Ships
  375. Gracie, Beazley & Co
  376. Gray McKenzie (Bahrein and Dubai)
  377. Great Western Railway's Ferry Service
  378. Great White Fleet
  379. Green R Line (South Africa)
  380. Griffin Shipping (Coldwells Hong Kong)  
  381. Gulf East Shipping
  382. Gulf Line
  383. Gulf Oil
  384. Gulf Steamships
  385. Guinea Gulf Line
  386. Gustaf Erikson Line
  387. Guthrie & Co (London)
  388. Gypsum Transport Co
  389. H A S Bond (New Zealand)
  390. HM Cableship Service
  391. HM Coastguard
  392. HM Telegraph Ships
  393. H W Dillon & Co
  394. Hadden & Co (Singapore)
  395. Hadley Shipping Co
  396. Hain Steamship Company
  397. Haldin & Phillips
  398. Hall Line
  399. Hansa Line
  400. Hardie & Co
  401. Hargreaves, Ferguson & Jackson
  402. Hargrove & Helen (Liverpool)
  403. Harley Mullion (Hong Kong)
  404. Harris & Dixon (London)
  405. Harrison Crossfield Medal (Sumatra)
  406. Harrowing & Co (Whitby)
  407. Haws & Co
  408. Hayes Shipping
  409. Hayton & Simpson
  410. Head Line
  411. Head-Donaldson Line (Belfast)
  412. Hebridean International Cruises
  413. Hector Whaling Co
  414. Hedlams (Whity)
  415. Hella Carribean Steamship Company
  416. Henderson Line
  417. Henry F Watt
  418. Heron & Dunn (Liverpool)s
  419. Hogarth & Son
  420. Holland Africa Line
  421. Holm & Co Shipping (New Zealand)
  422. Holyhead And Kingstown Royal Mail Service
  423. Hong Kong & Borneo Shipping Co
  424. Hong Kong & Japan Line
  425. Hong Kong Canton River Steamers
  426. Hong Kong Macau Hydrofoil Co
  427. Hong Kong Marine Police
  428. Hoogly River Survey Service
  429. Horsley & Co
  430. Houlder Brothers
  431. Houston Line
  432. HoverKaz inc
  433. Hovertravel Ltd
  434. Howard Smith Line (Sydney, Australia)
  435. Huawei Offshore (Pepoles' Republic of China)
  436. Hudson Steam Navigation Company
  437. Hugh Roberts and Sons (Newcastle)
  438. Hugli River Survey Steamers
  439. Hugo Stinnes & Co
  440. Hull Gates Shipping Co
  441. Hunting & Son
  442. IF Co
  443. IFR Services
  444. Illwara & South Coast SS Co
  445. Imperial & International Communications Ltd
  446. Imperial Oil Ltd
  447. IMT Shipping (Hamburg)
  448. India Office Shipping
  449. Indian General Navigation Company
  450. Indo Burma Petroleum Co
  451. Indo China Steam Navigation Co
  452. Inland Waterway Transport Co
  453. Inspector of Irish Lights
  454. Interisland Line (NZ)
  455. International Chartering plc
  456. International Marine Services, Dubai. (Insh'allah Marine)
  457. International Maritime Transport
  458. International Petroleum Ltd
  459. Inver Line
  460. Iranian Navy
  461. Iraq Petroleum Company
  462. Iredale & Porter
  463. Irish Lights Steam Ship Company
  464. Irish Sea Ferry Company
  465. Irish Shipping Co
  466. Irrawaddy Flotilla Co (Rangoon)
  467. Irvine & Johnson Trawlers (Cape Town)
  468. Isbrandtson Line
  469. Islamic Republic Of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL)Teheran
  470. Isle Of Man Coastal Service
  471. Isle Of Man Steam Packet Co
  472. Isle Of Wight Ferries
  473. Isles of Scilly Steamship Co
  474. Ismay, Imrie & Co
  475. Ivanavire
  476. Ivanovic & Co Ltd
  477. J Boyd
  478. J Edgar & Co
  479. J Hardie & Co
  480. J Hardy & Co
  481. J Herron & Co
  482. J Houston & Co
  483. J Howard & Co
  484. J Joyce & Co
  485. J Latter Shipping Co
  486. J Moss & Co
  487. J Mulhall
  488. J Nourse & Co
  489. J Willis & Co
  490. J Windrup & Co
  491. J H Welsford & Co
  492. J P Corrie & Co
  493. J. P. Knight
  494. J S Fry & Co
  495. J T Rennie & Son
  496. Jamaica Banana Producers
  497. Jamaican Defence Force Coast Guard
  498. James Chambers & Co
  499. James Cornfoot & Co
  500. James Fisher & Son
  501. James Nourse Ltd
  502. James Poole & Co
  503. Japan Line
  504. Jardine Matheson
  505. Jasmin Marine (Yarmouth)
  506. Jebsons International
  507. Jessmar Shipping (Great Yarmouth)
  508. John Cook & Son (Aberdeen)
  509. John Edgar & Co
  510. John Glynn & Sons
  511. John Joyce & Co
  512. John Stewart & Co
  513. Johnson Line
  514. Jones Brothers & Co (Cardiff)
  515. Jordain Shipping
  516. Joseph Steel & Co (New York)
  517. Joyce & Co
  518. Jubilee Sailing Trust
  519. Just & Co
  520. K Steamship Co
  521. Kapal
  522. Karlander New Guinea Line
  523. Karran & Co
  524. Kaye Shipping Co
  525. Kayes Tankers
  526. Kellock & Co
  527. Kenny & Mahon
  528. Kent Line (St Johns, New Brunswick(
  529. Kenya & Uganda Railway Marine
  530. Kerr Steamship Company (Canada)
  531. Khedivian Mail Line
  532. King Line
  533. Kingston Steam Trawling
  534. KKK Line
  535. Kristian Jebson (Bergen)
  536. Kuwait Oil Tanker Co
  537. Kuwait Shipping Line Co
  538. Lago Oil  Transport Co (Aruba)
  539. Lagos Shipping Co
  540. Lake Tankers (Venezuela)
  541. Lake Victoria Steamer Service
  542. Lanena Shipping Co. (Hong Kong)
  543. Lancashire Shipping Co
  544. Lancaster Line
  545. Landing & Shipping Co (Mombasa)
  546. Lane McAndrew & Co
  547. Lang & Fulton
  548. Lam Hai Steamship Co
  549. Lamport & Holt Line
  550. Lancaster Shipping Co
  551. Lang & Fuller
  552. Larrinaga Steamship Co
  553. Law Line
  554. Lees Trawlers
  555. Leith Salvage & Towing Co
  556. Lewis Davis & Co
  557. Leyland Line
  558. Libyan Navy
  559. Lion Shipping (Singapore)
  560. Liverpool & Glasgow Salvage Association
  561. Liverpool & North Wales Steamship Company
  562. Liverpool Towing Co
  563. Lloyds Royal Belge Line
  564. Loch Line (Glasgow)
  565. Lockett & Wilson
  566. London & North Eastern Railway (Ferries)
  567. London & North Western Railway (Ferries)
  568. London & Overseas Freighters
  569. London Line
  570. London Gate Line
  571. London Marine Steamship Co
  572. London Ship Managers
  573. Lord Line (Belfast)
  574. Louis Davies & Co
  575. Low Lin
  576. Lund & Co
  577. Lykes Line
  578. Lyle Shipping Co (Glasgow)
  579. Lyne & Co
  580. MacAndrews & Co
  581. MacDiarmid & Greenshield
  582. Mackinnon Mackenzie
  583. MacLey & MacIntyre Ltd
  584. MacVicar, Marshall & Co
  585. McCay Shipping (Canada)
  586. McCowen & Cross
  587. McIlwreath & McEachan
  588. McGregor Gow & Co
  589. McVicar Marshall & Co
  590. Maersk Co
  591. Maesk Supply Service
  592. Maindy Line
  593. Mainland Market Deliveries
  594. Mairsh Supply Service (Copenhagen)
  595. Malasian Navy
  596. Malaysian International Shipping Corporation
  597. Manchester Liners
  598. Manchester Ship Canal Company
  599. Mansfield & Co (Penang)
  600. Manx Line
  601. MAP Tankers
  602. March Shipping (Montreal)
  603. Marconi Co
  604. Marico Marine New Zealand Ltd
  605. Marine Exploration Ltd
  606. Marine Survey Dept, Cayman Islands
  607. Marine Survey of India
  608. Maritime Fruit Carriers
  609. Maritime Services Board of NSW
  610. Marrs (Hull)
  611. Mavroleon & Co
  612. McDolmseys Shipping Co
  613. McIlwreth & McEachan
  614. McDomsley Shipping Co
  615. Melonesia Co ltd
  616. Meridian Marine Management
  617. Merlion Shipping Agency (Singapore)
  618. Meteorological Office (UK) Weather Ships
  619. Michalinos
  620. Mitchells of Woolwich
  621. Milton Marine Management
  622. Milton Stuart Shipping Co
  623. Ministry of Defence (UK)
  624. Mitchell Stevens & Co
  625. Mitsui OK Line
  626. Mobil Shipping Co
  627. Mogul Line
  628. Moller & Co (Shanghai)
  629. Monroe Brothers ( Liverpool)
  630. Montgomery Line
  631. Montreal Shipping Co
  632. Moore-McCormick Lines
  633. Morgan & Cadogan
  634. Moss Line
  635. Moss Hutchison Line
  636. Mount SS Co (London)
  637. Muhne Drilling
  638. Mullions (Mullisons?) (Hong Kong)
  639. Mungo Cambells
  640. Nash Dredging/Van Hattum en Blankevoort b.v.
  641. Natal Line
  642. National Bulk Carriers
  643. Natural Environment Research Council Fleet
  644. National Sea Rescue Institute (South Africa)
  645. Nauru Pacific Lines (Nauru)
  646. Nautical Shipping Co
  647. Nautilus Steam Navigation Co
  648. Navigation & Coal Trading Co
  649. Nederlandsche Stoomvaart Maatschappij Oceaan (NMSO)
  650. Nelson Line
  651. Neptune Orient
  652. Neptune Ship Mgt
  653. Nerdrum Shipping
  654. New Era Shipping Co
  655. New Guinea Australia Line
  656. New Zealand Shipping Co
  657. New Zealand Sea Products Export Ltd
  658. Newcastle Shipping Federation
  659. Newgate Shipping
  660. Nicholson & McGill
  661. Nigeria Marine
  662. Nigerian Customs Service
  663. Nigerian National Line
  664. Nigerian Naval Defence Force
  665. Nigerian Port Authority
  666. Noble Denton
  667. Nomis Shipping Company
  668. Norships Ocean Carriers
  669. North Shipping Co
  670. North Star Shipping
  671. North Thames Gas Board (sailing flatties)
  672. Northern Compnay
  673. Northern Marine
  674. Northern Pacific Steamship Co
  675. Northern Shipping NZ
  676. Norton, McGaw & Co
  677. Northumberland Ferries (Canada)
  678. Norway Cruises
  679. NYK Line - Nippon Yusen Kaisha
  680. Nyasaland Govt Marine Service
  681. Nyasaland Railway Lake Service
  682. New Zealand Rail Ferries
  683. Northland Navigation Co
  684. OIL Ltd
  685. Ocean Cruise Lines
  686. Ocean Fleets
  687. Ocean Inchcape
  688. Ocean Line
  689. Ocean Tramping Co Ltd (Hong Kong)
  690. Ocean Transport & Trading
  691. Ocean Weather Service
  692. Offshore Marine Shippng  (Port Hedland WA)
  693. Offshore Maritime Supply Ltd (Australia)
  694. Offshore Supply Association
  695. Oregon Steamship Co
  696. Orient Line
  697. Orient Overseas Line
  698. Orkney Island Shipping Co
  699. OT Africa Line
  700. Outward Bound (Hong Kong)
  701. Overseas Container Line (OCL)
  702. Overseas Tankship (UK) Ltd
  703. Oxidental & Orient Line
  704. P Henderson Line
  705. P & O Ferries
  706. P & O New Zealand Ltd
  707. P & O Steam Navigation Co
  708. Pacific Express Line
  709. Pacific Forum Line
  710. Pacific Steam Navigation Company
  711. Pacific (Standard) Transport Co
  712. Pakistan Merchant Navy
  713. Pakistan National Shipping Co
  714. Pakistan Navy
  715. Pakistan River Steamers
  716. Palestine Police Marine Division
  717. Palm Line
  718. Palmer Marin
  719. Palmer Surveys (Gt. Yarmouth)
  720. Pan Ocean
  721. Pan Ocean Chemical Tanker Line
  722. Panama Pacific Line
  723. Papayanni Line
  724. Pandoro
  725. Papua New Guinea Shipping Corporation
  726. Papuan Liner Services (PLS)
  727. Patrick, Henderson & Co
  728. Pedder & Mylchreest
  729. Peel Shipping
  730. Persian Gulf Lightering Service
  731. Persian Oil Co
  732. PNSL
  733. Pool Shipping Co
  734. Port Line
  735. Potter Bros (Liverpool)
  736. Prince Line
  737. Princess Cruise Line (West Australia)
  738. Pritchard-Gordon Tanker
  739. Protchard-Gordon Tankers
  740. Purvis Shipping
  741. Queen's Weather Service
  742. Queensland Shipping Co
  743. R Green & Co
  744. R Ropner & Co Ltd
  745. R A Lapthorne & Co
  746. R Thomas & Co
  747. R Owen
  748. Radcliffe's (Cardiff)
  749. Rathbone Bros
  750. Rea Tugs Ltd
  751. Reardon Smith and Sons Ltd
  752. Red Anchor Line (Shanghai)
  753. Red Funnel Steamers
  754. Rederi Nord (Hamburg)
  755. Regent Petroleum Tankship Co / Regent Oil
  756. Rennies Coasters (South Africa)
  757. Ritsons
  758. River Plate Steamers
  759. River Steam Navigation Co
  760. Robert Dollar SS Co (Canada)
  761. Roberts Owen & Co
  762. Robertson Cruikshank & Co (Liverpool)
  763. Robinson (Chile)
  764. Rock Line
  765. Royal Army Service Corps Fleet
  766. Royal Australian Air Force (Marine Section)
  767. Royal Australian Navy
  768. Royal Australian Naval Reserve
  769. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Maritime Division
  770. Royal Canadian Navy
  771. Royal Ceylonese Navy
  772. Royal Corps of Transport Maritime Squadron
  773. Royal Dutch Shell
  774. Royal East African Navy
  775. Royal Fleet Auxiliary
  776. Royal Indian Navy
  777. Royal Indian Navy Volunteer Reserve (RINVR)
  778. Royal Mail Lines
  779. Royal Mail Steam Packet Co
  780. Royal Malaysian Navy
  781. Royal Marines
  782. Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service (RMAS)
  783. Royal National Lifeboat Institution
  784. Royal Naval Engineering Service
  785. Royal Naval Patrol Service
  786. Royal Navy
  787. Royal Navy Of Oman
  788. Royal Naval Reserve (RNR)
  789. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
  790. Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
  791. Royal New Zealand Navy
  792. Royal Nigerian Marine
  793. Royal Victorian Navy (Australia)
  794. Royal Yacht Squadron, Sultanate Of Oman
  795. Royden Line
  796. S M Steves
  797. S R Graves & Sons
  798. S & J Thompson Ltd
  799. Safmarine (Cape Town)
  800. Saga Line
  801. Saguenay Shipping
  802. Saguenay Terminals SS Co
  803. Saint Line (South America)
  804. Salen/Whitco
  805. Salmon Troller (West Coast Of Canada)
  806. Salvage Association
  807. Salveson of Leith
  808. San Francisco Bay Ferries
  809. San Francisco, Oaklands & San Jose Ferry Service
  810. Sandbach Lune (Tinne?)  & Co
  811. Sanko Steamship (Japan)
  812. Santa Fe International
  813. Sasoon & C0 (Bombay)
  814. SBM (Monaco)
  815. Scindia Steam Navigation Co
  816. SCNZ
  817. Scottish Fisheries Protection Service
  818. Scottish Office Fishery Protection Fleet
  819. Scottish Ship Management
  820. Scottish Shire Line
  821. Scottish Tankers
  822. Scrutton Sons & Co
  823. Sea of Galilee Ferry Boat Servcie
  824. Sea-Land Service Inc (USA)
  825. Seaglen Shipping NZ
  826. Seahorse Ship Management
  827. Sealion Shipping
  828. Seaspeed (BRHLtd)
  829. Seatrain Lines (New York)
  830. Seaworkx of Den Helde
  831. Seivewright & Bacon & Co (River Plate Steamers)
  832. Shallow Draft Bulk Carriers (Nassau
  833. Shaw Savill & Albion Co Ltd
  834. Shell Company (New Zealand)
  835. Shell Oil Co
  836. Shell Tankers 
  837. Shepherd & Co (London)
  838. Shipping Corporation of NZ
  839. Shire (Welsh) line (Glasgow)
  840. Shoreside Support Ltd
  841. Shun Cheung Steam Navigation Co.(Hong Kong)
  842. Sierra Shipping Company / Line
  843. Silver Line
  844. Sin Chiao Shipping (Singapore)
  845. Singapore Straits Line
  846. Smit International
  847. Smit-Pentow (Durban South Africa)
  848. Smith's Coasters
  849. Smith Line
  850. South African Harbour Service
  851. South African Marine Corporation (Safmarine)
  852. South African Navy
  853. South African Naval Reserve
  854. South African Railways & Harbours Marine Dept
  855. South America Line
  856. Southern Nigerian Marine
  857. South Pacific Tuna Corp (San Diego)
  858. Southern Nigerian Marine
  859. Southern Railways Cross Channel Steamers
  860. Southern Shipping Lines (Australia) Pty Ltd
  861. Soviet Navy? See Famous OCs "Commander Crabb Is Alive"
  862. Springbok Shipping Co
  863. Squarey & Kendall
  864. St Helena Shipping
  865. St Lucia Coastguard/Police Marine Unit/Drug Enforcement/Fisheries Protection Force (founder of)
  866. Stag Line
  867. Star Line
  868. Star Offshore Services, Aberdeen
  869. Star Shipping (Canada)
  870. Starline Cruises
  871. State Shipping Service (Freemantle)
  872. Stateships of Western Australia
  873. Steele & Co (Liverpool)
  874. Steeves & Co
  875. Stena Sealink
  876. Stephenson Clark Line
  877. Stewart & Son
  878. Stirling Shipping
  879. Stolt-Neilson (Denmark)
  880. Straits Steamship Co (Singapore)
  881. Strick Line
  882. Stuart & Douglas
  883. Stuntbrand Mail Steamship Company Limited
  884. Sub Sea Seven
  885. Sugar Line
  886. Sun Shipping Co
  887. Superclubs
  888. SuperSeaCat (Baltic Sea)
  889. Sutton Harbour Commission
  890. Svenska Orient Linien (Gothenburg, Sweden)
  891. Svitzer
  892. SWire & Sons
  893. Swire Pacific Offshore
  894. T & J Harrison Ltd
  895. T & W Smith (Newcastle)Tarakohe Shipping (NZ)
  896. T Benyon & Co
  897. T Lamb & Co
  898. T Law & Co
  899. T Shute & Co
  900. T W Dixon & Son
  901. T L Duff & Co
  902. (Messrs) Tapscott (Liverpool)
  903. Tasman Express Line
  904. Tay Ferries
  905. Technip
  906. Tedfords (Belfast)
  907. Tekay Tankers
  908. Telegraph Construction & Maintence Co
  909. Terkol Tankers
  910. Texaco Overseas Tankships
  911. Terrazzo Ship C0 (Niagara USA)
  912. Thom & Cameron (Glasgow)
  913. Thomas & Co (Liverpool)
  914. Thomas Beel & Son
  915. Thomas Dixon & Sons (Belfast)
  916. Thomas Law & Co
  917. Thomas Watson
  918. Thompson & Co (Newcastle)
  919. Thomson (aka Thompson)  Dickie & Co
  920. Thompson Anderson & Co
  921. Thor Dahl (Norway)
  922. Tidewater International (Australia)
  923. TNT
  924. Tolka Shipping, Dublin
  925. Tonga Copra Board
  926. Townsend Ferries
  927. Town Line
  928. Trader Navigation
  929. Transatlantic Steamship Line
  930. Trans Oceanic Steamship Co
  931. Transport Ferry Co
  932. Tranz Rail  
  933. Trawlerman
  934. Trident Tankers
  935. Trinder Anderson & Co
  936. Trinity House
  937. Trireme Vessel Management
  938. Tristan Da Cuhna Development Corporation
  939. Tung Group
  940. Turnbull Martin  & Co
  941. Turnbull Scotts
  942. Turner Morrison & Co (Calcutta)
  943. Tyrer & Co
  944. Tyser Line
  945. Uganda Lakes Service
  946. Uganda Marine
  947. Uganda Railways & Harbour Administration
  948. Ugland Management
  949. Ugandan River/Lake  Service
  950. Ulster Steamship Company
  951. Uiterwyk Corp. (Tampa)
  952. Underwater Technical Services
  953. Unicorn Lines
  954. Unicorn Tankers
  955. United Arab Shipping
  956. United Enterprises (Singapore)
  957. United Fruit Co
  958. Union Co
  959. Union Castle Mail Steamship Co
  960. Union Company of NZ
  961. Union Gvt Transport (Cape Town)
  962. Union Line (New Zealand)
  963. Union Shipping Group
  964. Union Steam
  965. Union Steamship Company Of New Zealand
  966. Union Transpot
  967. United Africa Line/Co
  968. United Arab Shipping
  969. United Baltic Corporation
  970. United Fruit Company (New York)
  971. United States Army Transport Service
  972. United States Line
  973. United States Coastguard Auxiliary
  974. United States Navy
  975. United Towing, Hull
  976. Upper Lakes Shipping, Toronto
  977. Vale Steamship Co
  978. Vela International (Dubai)
  979. Vergocean
  980. Victoria Shipping Co (Borneo)
  981. Vitoil (Geneva)
  982. Vroon Offshore Services (Aberdeen)
  983. W Holyman & Co
  984. W Just & Co
  985. W Lewis & Co
  986. W Lowden & Co
  987. W Price & Co
  988. W Watkins (Tugs) Ltd
  989. W J Lockett (Liverpool)
  990. W J Tatum Ltd
  991. W R Thomas & Co
  992. W T Dixon & Sons
  993. Wallem SMS (Isle of Man)
  994. Wallem Towage & Salvage
  995. Welsford & Co
  996. Watts & Watts & Co
  997. Waverley Line
  998. West Australian Stateship
  999. West Australian Steamships Co
  1000. Westcott & Lawrence (London)
  1001. Western Canada Steamships
  1002. West Hartlepool Steam Navigation Co
  1003. West India & Pacific
  1004. Western Telegraph Co
  1005. Westminster Dredging
  1006. Whartons of Gunness
  1007. Whitco/Salen UK
  1008. White Star Line
  1009. Whitepass & Yukon Route Co
  1010. Wholesale Society (Tarawa)
  1011. Wightlink
  1012. William Thomas Line
  1013. Williamson, Milligan & Co
  1014. Wills & Co (London)
  1015. Wilson Line
  1016. Wimpy Marine
  1017. Windjammer Cruises
  1018. Windram & Co
  1019. Woods, Taylor & Brown SS Co
  1020. World Wide Shipping Co
  1021. Yacht Captain
  1022. Yangste River Steamers
  1023. Yeman Gulf Line
  1024. Yeoward Line
  1025. Zapata Marine Services (Italy)
  1026. ZIM Israel Navigation Co

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Pilot Services

  1. Adelaide, Australia
  2. Atlantic Pilotage Authority ((Halifax and other ports in Nova Scotia)
  3. Bengal
  4. Boston, Lincs
  5. Brisbane, Australia
  6. Canadian Atlantic Pilotage Authority
  7. Cinque Ports
  8. Clyde
  9. Dartmouth
  10. Dee (Chester)
  11. Dover (Superintendent)
  12. Dubai
  13. Eden, NSW.
  14. English Channel
  15. Falmouth
  16. Freemantle

  17. Gravesend Channel Pilot
  18. Great Barrier Reef
  19. Holyhead
  20. Hoogly River, Calcutta, India
  21. Humber
  22. Isle Of Wight (Superintendent)
  23. Jebel Dhanna, U.A.E
  24. Jeddah
  25. Kharg Island
  26. Lagos / Port Harcourt
  27. Liverpool
  28. London
  29. Manchester Ship Canal
  30. Marsa El Brega,Libya
  31. Milford Haven
  32. Mombasa, Kenya
  33. Moulmein, Burma
  34. Nigeria Port Authority
  35. North Sea
  36. Panama Canal
  37. Penang, Malaysia
  38. Port Kembla & Eden (New South Wales)
  39. Port Jackson/Sydney
  40. Port Lincoln
  41. Port of Spain (Trinidad)
  42. Port Pirie (S Aus)
  43. Port Rashid
  44. Queensland Coast/Torres Strait
  45. Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia
  46. Rockhampton & Port Alma, Australia
  47. San Francisco bar
  48. Santan (Borneo)
  49. St Lawrence Seaway
  50. Shoreham
  51. Sidon, Lebanon
  52. Silloth (Solway Firth)
  53. Singapore
  54. Southampton
  55. Suez Canal
  56. Swansea & Port Talbot
  57. Tees
  58. Teignmouth
  59. Torres Strait
  60. Townsville, Australia
  61. Trent
  62. Trinidad
  63. Trinity House
  64. Tripoli
  65. Tyne
  66. Whyalla, S Australia
  67. Yangtze River
  68. Yarmouth & Southwold

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  1. Aberdeen
  2. Aden
  3. Avonmouth
  4. Ayr & Troon
  5. Belfast
  6. Bermuda
  7. Bombay
  8. Bowen, Australia
  9. Brisbane
  10. Bristol
  11. Caernarfon, W Australia
  12. Calcutta
  13. Chittagong
  14. Dar es Salaam
  15. Dover
  16. Dun Laoghaire
  17. East London
  18. Eden (NSW, Australia)
  19. Fleetwood
  20. Forth Ports
  21. Georgetown, Guiana
  22. Gladstone, Australia
  23. Glasgow
  24. Hartlepool
  25. Hokianga NZ
  26. Hong Kong
  27. Kingstown
  28. Liverpool Marina
  29. Malacca
  30. Malta
  31. Mtwara, Kenya
  32. Neath & Briton Ferry
  33. Nigeria
  34. Nkata Bay, Nyasaland
  35. Paignton
  36. Penang
  37. Port Headland
  38. Port Harcourt, Nigeria
  39. Port Lincoln
  40. Port Price, Australia
  41. Portland
  42. Portsmouth
  43. Rabaul, New Guinea
  44. Rangoon, Burma
  45. Saigon
  46. Silloth (Solway Firth)
  47. Singapore
  48. South African Ports
  49. Sydney
  50. Thevenard, S Australia
  51. Thursday Island
  52. Whyalla, S Australia

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Conway cadets have led, or been members of staff at the following nautical training organisations:

  1. Adventure Youth Sea Training Trust (Chairman)
  2. Arethusa (Captain)
  3. Arkabar Sea School (on River Murray, South Aus) set up by OCs in 1963.
  4. Asia Pacific Maritime Centre
  5. Auckland (NZ) Navigation School
  6. Australian Maritime College
  7. BISN Cadet ship Chindwara  (master)
  8. Bosham Sea School
  9. Bradwell Sailing Centre
  10. Bristol School of Navigation
  11. British Sailors' Society (Limehouse), CO Sea Trg For Boys
  12. C & C Catamaran Charters (Pensacola, FL)
  13. Cadet Training Blue Funnel Line
  14. Canadian Coast Guard College
  15. Chindwara Cadet Ship
  16. Conway MN Trust
  17. Coxwell Sailing & Seamanship School, Flushing, Falmouth
  18. Dept of Maritime Studies, Brunel College, Bristol
  19. Dept of Maritime Studies, Glasgow College of Nautical Studies
  20. Dept Of Navigation, Riversdell College, Liverpool
  21. Druleigh Business & Technical College, Auckland, NZ  (Nav'n & Seamanship Instructor)
  22. Dufferin (India's equivalent of Conway) Captain Superintendent
  23. Endeavor (Replica of Captain Cook's barque) Stockton On Tees
  24. Exmouth II
  25. Faculty of Maritime Transport & Engineering, Australian Maritime College
  26. Falmouth Sailing & Seamanship School
  27. Fleetwood Nautical College
  28. General Botha, South Africa (captain superintendent, Chief Offcier, Padre and several others)
  29. Ghana Nautical College, Accra
  30. Glasgow College Of Nautical Studies
  31. Georgean College, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
  32. Great Lakes International Marine Training Centre
  33. Guangzhou Maritime College 
  34. Hibernian Marine School
  35. HMS Excellent (RN Gunnery School)
  36. HMS Ganges
  37. HMS Worcester
  38. Hong Kong Navigation School
  39. Hull Nautical College
  40. Hull Trinity House Navigation School
  41. Indefatigable School
  42. Institute of Marine Studies, University of Plymouth
  43. International Association Of Navigation Schools
  44. James Watt Sea Training School Greenock (captain superintendent)
  45. King Edward VII Nautical School (london)
  46. King George VII Nautical College (Essex)
  47. Leith Nautical College
  48. Libyan Navy Instructor
  49. Liverpool Nautical School (Founder)
  50. Liverpool Polytechnic (Navigation Dept)
  51. Marine Society Education & Training Committee
  52. Maritime Command Pacific Training Division (Canada)
  53. Maritime Studies Dept. of UWIST, Cardiff
  54. Merchant Navy Training Board
  55. National Nautical School, Portishead (2x Captain Superintendent)
  56. National Sea Training College, Gravesend
  57. Navigation and Seamanship courses, Department Of Further Education, South Australia
  58. Navy League Sea Training School, Liscard (Superintendent)
  59. Northern Ireland Polytechnic (School of Navigation)
  60. New Zealand Gvt Training Ship Amakoura
  61. New Zealand Shipping Co Cadet training ship Durham  (master)
  62. Nova Scotia Nautical Institute (Principal)
  63. Ocean Fleets Training Establishments - Aulis
  64. Outward Bound Sea School, Aberdovey
  65. Outward Bound Brig, Hong Kong (at least 3 masters)
  66. Pangbourne School (Governor)
  67. Papua New Guinea Maritime College
  68. Plymouth School of Maritime Studies
  69. Port Jackson cadet ship (Master)
  70. Prince of Wales Sea Training Hostel, Limehouse, London (Chief Offr)
  71. RAN Naval Apprentice Training Establishment
  72. RCN College
  73. RCN Naval Operations School
  74. RCN Sea Training Staff
  75. RIN Midshipmen School
  76. RIN Officers Training School Ship HMIS Feroze, Bombay
  77. Royal Corps of Transport Maritime Training Squadron
  78. Royal Indian Navy Training Center, Karachi
  79. RN Artificers Trg Centre (Torpoint)
  80. RN Gunnery School, Chatham
  81. RNC Dartmouth (4 serving together at one time)
  82. RNVR Sail Training Trust
  83. Royal Yacht Association Instructor
  84. Russell Coates Nautical School, Branscombe, Dorest (Captain Superintendnet) The cadets for many years in the 1920s used to sponsor a Russell Coates cadet.
  85. Sail Training Association
  86. School Of Maritime Studies, Plymouth
  87. School of Navigation, University of Southampton
  88. School of Navigation, Sydney Technical College
  89. Schools Afloat
  90. Seamans Training Centre, Hong Kong
  91. Seamans Training Ship Diparvardi
  92. Sir John Cass Nautical School, London
  93. Sir Winston Churchill (Bosun)
  94. Southampton School of Navigation (Governor)
  95. Southampton University, UK advanced maritime management course
  96. Smith Junior Nautical School, Cardiff
  97. Spirit of Adventure Sail Training (Founder)
  98. Survival Systems Training Ltd
  99. Technikon, Durban
  100. Tisand College, Dept of Nautical Studeis (South Africa)
  101. Trinity House cadet training
  102. TS Arcadia
  103. Unicorn Training School,Durban
  104. Vancouver Navigation School (Chief Instructor)
  105. Warsash Nautical College
  106. Watts Naval Training School, Elham, Norfolk (Capt Supt)
  107. Z Line Trampships (S. America)
  108. Zenith Maritime Training (USA)

Conways Have Served In These Armed Forces Units

       While I have listed individual Army and RAF units I am not listiung indivdual RN vessels/establishments - it

        would simply be too big a list!

  1. 1st Dragoon Guards
  2. 2 Armoured Cars, Palestine
  3. 3rd Group Royal Engineers Water Tpt
  4. 3rd Hussars
  5. 5th Battle Sqn, Home Fleet
  6. 5th/14th Punjab Regt
  7. 9th Lancers
  8. 15/19 Kings Royal Hussars
  9. 19th Dogra Regt
  10. 19 Tank Transporter Sqn Royal Corps of Transport (RCT)
  11. 27 Regt RCT
  12. 30th Lancers
  13. 40th Pathans Regt
  14. 42nd Company Imperial Yeomanry (Herts)
  15. 88th Canadian Infantry Regt
  16. 110th Maharattas Regt (Indian Army)
  17. Abu Dhabi Defence Force (Marine Section)
  18. Argentinian Navy
  19. Argylle & Sutherland Rifles
  20. Artists Rifles
  21. Australian Army Medical Corps
  22. Austrian Army
  23. Australian Infantry (51st Bn)
  24. Australian Light Horse
  25. Bengal Infantry
  26. Bermuda Rifles / Regt
  27. Bermuda Contingent, Royal Garrison Artillery
  28. Border Regt
  29. British Columbia Regt (Canada)
  30. Rhine Flotilla (Koln)
  31. The Buffs (East Kent Regt)
  32. Burma Army
  33. Canadian Cavalry
  34. Canadian Hussars (18th Regt)
  35. Canadian Mounted Rifles
  36. Canadian Victorian Fusiliers
  37. Canterbury Regt (NZ Expiditionary Force WWI)
  38. Cape Mounted Rifles
  39. Cape Town Highlanders
  40. Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps
  41. City of Edinburgh Royal Scots (1st Bn)
  42. City of London Cyclists Battalion
  43. Coldstream Guards
  44. Cuban Navy (in 1909 an OC was in command of the newly built FS Guanabacoa)
  45. Deccan Infantry Regt
  46. Derbyshire Yeomanry
  47. Devon & Cornwall Light Infantry
  48. Devonshire Regt
  49. Dorset Regt
  50. Dublin Fusiliers
  51. Duke of Cornwall's Own Yeomanry
  52. East Yorkshire Regt
  53. Egyptian Navy
  54. Federation Regt, Malaya
  55. Fleet Air Arm
  56. French Maquis
  57. French Navy
  58. Gloucestershire Regt
  59. Grants Guns (SA)
  60. Greater Manchester Ambulance Service
  61. Green Howrds (Lt Col)
  62. Gurkha Regt
  63. Hampshire Regt
  64. Hampshire Rifles
  65. Hampshire Yeomanry
  66. HQ BAOR
  67. HQ British Commonwealth Force
  68. Honourable Artillery Company
  69. Howe Battalion, RN Division
  70. Hussars
  71. Hyderabad Lancers (2nd)
  72. Imperial Indian Army
  73. Imperial Yeomanry
  74. Inland Waterway Transport Co
  75. Inns of Court Rifles
  76. Indian Air Force
  77. Indian Army
  78. Indian Army Medical Service
  79. Indian Cavalry
  80. Iniskilling Fusiliers
  81. Intelligence Corps
  82. Iranian Navy
  83. Irish Army
  84. Irish Guards
  85. Jamacian Defence Force (Coast Guard)
  86. Karachi Artillery Corps
  87. Kent Regt
  88. Kimberley Town Guard
  89. King Edward's Horse
  90. King George's Own Central Indian Horse
  91. Kings Liverpool Rifles
  92. Kings Own Scottish Borderers
  93. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
  94. King`s Royal Rifle Corps
  95. King's Shropshire Light Infantry
  96. Kitcheners Horse
  97. Lancashire Fusiliers
  98. Lancashire Militia
  99. Leicestershire Regt
  100. Leinster Regt
  101. Libyan Navy
  102. Liverpool RN Artillery Volunteers
  103. Liverpool Comrades
  104. Liverpool Scottish
  105. London Regt
  106. Long Range Desert Group
  107. Lovat Scouts
  108. Loyal North Lancs Regt
  109. Lumsden’s Horse
  110. Machine Gun Corps
  111. Malasian Navy
  112. Malay States Volunteer Rifles
  113. Manchester Regt
  114. Middlesex Regt
  115. MOD HQ
  116. Montgomeryshire Battalion
  117. NATO HQ
  118. NATO (NAMMA)
  119. New Zealand Army
  120. New Zealand Army Territorial Reserve
  121. Nigerian Naval Defence Force
  122. North Staffordshire Regt
  123. Northamptonshire Regt
  124. Pakistan Navy
  125. Parachute Regiment
  126. Pembroke Artillery
  127. Polish Airforce
  128. Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
  129. Public Schools batallion of the RNVR
  130. Punjab Regt
  131. Queen's Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment
  132. Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
  133. Queensland Light Horse
  134. RDA Rifles (Bermuda?)
  135. RAF Aden
  136. RAF - No 1 Flying School (Netheravon)
  137. RAF - No 2 Flying School (Digby)
  138. RAF - No 3 Flying School (Grantham)
  139. RAF - No 4 Flying School (Egypt) (C.O.)
  140. RAF - No 5 Flying School (Sealand)
  141. RAF - No 1 Sqn (France)
  142. RAF - 3 Sqn  (Grantham)
  143. RAF - 4 Sqn (South Farnborough)
  144. RAF - 5 Sqn (France)
  145. RAF - 9 Sqn (Boscombe Down , Lossiemouth)
  146. RAF - 14 Bombing Sqn (Amman Jordan)
  147. RAF - 15 Sqn (Martlesham Heath)
  148. RAF - 23 Sqn (Kenley/France)
  149. RAf -  25 Sqn
  150. RAF - 27 Squadron (Risulpore, NW Frontier, India)
  151. RAF - 28 Sqn (Kenly / Peshawar)
  152. RAF - 32 Sqn (Kenly)
  153. RAF - 35 Sqn (Halifaxes, Pathfinder sqn)
  154. RAF - 36 Sqb (Vildebeast III torpedo bombers, Singapore)
  155. RAF - 39 Bombing Sqn
  156. RAF - 45 Bombing Sqn (Helwan, Egypt)
  157. RAF - 49 Sqn (Conigsby)
  158. RAF - 54 Sqn (Hornchurch)
  159. RAF - 69 Sqn (Photo recon, Maylands)
  160. RAF - 70 Sqn (Hinaidi, Iraq)
  161. RAF - 77 Sqn (Whitleyts, Coastal Command)
  162. RAF - 82 Sqn (Blenheims, Mediteranean then France)
  163. RAF - 97 Sqn (Lancasters, 3 Pathfinder Group)
  164. RAF - 99 Sqn (Bircham Newton then Upper Heyford)
  165. RAF - 100 Sqn (Bircham Newton)
  166. RAF - 101 Sqn (Wellingtons, Bircham Newton)
  167. RAF - 102 Sqn (Pocklington)
  168. RAF - 104 Sqn (France WWI)
  169. RAF - 106 Sqn (Bomber)
  170. RAF - 107 Sqn (Blenheims, then Mosquitoes)
  171. RAF - 113 Sqn (Burma)
  172. RAF - 114 Sqn (Blenheims, Coastal Command)
  173. RAF - 185 Sqn
  174. RAF - 204 Sqn (Cattewater)
  175. RAF - 205 Flying Boat Sqn RAF (Australia)
  176. RAF - 206 Sqn (Liberators, Coastal Command)
  177. RAF - 207 Sqn (Lancaster  bombers, Europe)
  178. RAF - 209 Sqn
  179. RAF - 210 SQN (Sunderlands, Sullem Voe
  180. RAF - 214 Sqn (Bomber, Federated malay Sates))
  181. RAF - 216 Sqn (Heliopolis, Middle East,  Africa)
  182. RAF - 220 Sqn (Liberators)
  183. RAF - 230 Sqn (Pembroke Dock)
  184. RAF - 234 Sqn (Spifires, Middle Wallop)
  185. RAF - 246 Sqn (Lyneham)
  186. RAF - 248 Sqn (Blenheims)
  187. RAF - 264 Sqn
  188. RAF - 394 Maintenance Sqn (Bulawayo, S Rhodesia)
  189. RAF - 501 Sqn (Hurricanes, Filton, Bristol)
  190. RAF - 503 Sqn (Manston)
  191. RAF - 550 Sqn
  192. RAF - 603 Sqn (Spitfires)
  193. RAF - 646 Signal Sqn (Scharfoldendorf, Germany)
  194. RAF - 651 Squadron (Norfolk)
  195. RAF - 803 Sqn (Ark Royal)
  196. RAF - 819 Sqn (Illustrious)
  197. RAF - 828 Sqn (HMS St Angelo [Malta?])
  198. RAF - Gibraltar
  199. RAF - Marine Branch
  200. Rhodesian Rifles
  201. Royal Air Force Reserve (RAFR)
  202. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (RAFVR)
  203. Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)
  204. Royal Army of Oman (later known as The Sultan of Oman's Land Forces)
  205. Royal Army Pay Corps (RAPC)
  206. Royal Army Service Corps (RASC) Water Transport Compnay
  207. Royal Artillery
  208. Royal Australian Air Force
  209. Royal Australian Air Force (Marine Section)
  210. Royal Australian Navy
  211. Royal Australian Naval Reserve
  212. Royal Berkshire Regt
  213. Royal Berkshire Volunteer Battalion
  214. Royal Canadian Air Force
  215. Royal Canadian Engineer Corps
  216. Royal Canadian Navy (RCN)
  217. Royal Canadian Navy (Air Branch)
  218. Royal Canadian Navy Reserve ( RCNR),
  219. Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve (RCNVR)
  220. Royal Ceylonese Navy
  221. Royal Corps of Signals
  222. Royal Corps of Transport Maritime Squadron
  223. Royal Dublin Fusiliers
  224. Royal Dublin Volunteers
  225. Royal East African Navy
  226. Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (REME)
  227. Royal Engineers (RE)
  228. Royal Field Artillery
  229. Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA)
  230. Royal Flying Corps (RFC)
  231. Royal Flying Corps (RFC), Naval Wing
  232. Royal Fusiliers
  233. Royal Garrison Artillerry, India
  234. Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) Militia
  235. Royal Indian Engineers
  236. Royal Indian Navy (RIN)
  237. Royal Indian Navy  Reserve (RINR)
  238. Royal Indian Navy Volunteer Reserve (RINVR)
  239. Royal Irish Dragoon Guards
  240. Royal Irish Fusiliers
  241. Royal Irish Rifles
  242. Royal Jersey Light Infantry
  243. Royal Malayan Navy
  244. Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service (RMAS)
  245. Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
  246. Royal Military Police
  247. Royal Marines (RM)
  248. Royal Munster Fusiliers
  249. Royal Naval Engineering Service (RNES)
  250. Royal Navy (RN)
  251. Royal Navy Of Oman
  252. Royal Navy Siege Guns Service
  253. Royal Naval Mediterranean Fleet Clearance Diving Team
  254. Royal Naval Reserve (RNR)
  255. Royal Naval Patrol Service
  256. Royal Naval Supply & Transport Service (RNSTS)
  257. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR)
  258. Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
  259. Royal New Zealand Air Force
  260. Royal New Zealand Armoured Regiment (New Zealand Scottish)
  261. Royal New Zealand Army
  262. Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps
  263. Royal New Zealand Navy
  264. Royal New Zealand Naval Reserve
  265. Royal Nigerian Navy
  266. Royal Norfolk Regiment
  267. Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
  268. Royal Tank Corps
  269. Royal Victorian Navy (Australia)
  270. Royal Warwickshire Regt
  271. Royal Welsh Fusiliers (RWF)
  272. Royal West African Frontier Force
  273. Royal West Kent Regt
  274. Royal Yacht Squadron, Sultanate Of Oman
  275. SAS
  276. Saskatchewan Rifles
  277. Seaforth Highlanders
  278. Seinde Cavalry Regiment
  279. Sherwood Foresters
  280. Shropshire Light Infantry
  281. SOE (and French Maquis)
  282. Soudan Defence Force
  283. South African Air Force
  284. South African Infantry
  285. South African Light Horse
  286. South African Navy / Naval Service
  287. South African Naval Reserve
  288. South Lancashire Militia
  289. South Lancashire Regt
  290. South London Regt (10th Bn)
  291. South Midland Mounted Brigade (8th Bn)
  292. South Staffordshire Regt
  293. Soviet Navy? See Famous OCs "Commander Crabb Is Alive"
  294. Sportsmen's Bn
  295. Stock Exchange Bn, Royal Fusiliers
  296. Suffolk Regiment
  297. Suffolk Volunteers Regt
  298. Suffolk Yeomanry
  299. Sultan of Oman's Land Forces
  300. Surrey Rifles
  301. Thornycrofts Horse (SA)
  302. Tochi Scouts
  303. Trucial Oman Scouts
  304. US Army (Heavy Field Artillery)
  305. US Army Reserve Officer Training Corps
  306. US Army Transport Service
  307. US National Guard
  308. US Navy
  309. US Naval Reserve
  310. Victoria & St Georges Volunteer Highlanders
  311. Victoria Fusiliers (Canada)
  312. Watson's Horse, Indian Army
  313. Welsh Guards
  314. West Africa Colonial Force
  315. West Kent Imperial Yeomanry
  316. West India Regt
  317. West Riding Regt
  318. West Yokshire Regt (CO 10th Bn)
  319. Western Cavalry, Canadian Imperial Force
  320. Wiltshire Regt
  321. Worcestershire Regt
  322. Yorkshire & Lancashire Regt (Canada?)
  323. Yorkshire Regt

Conways have served in the following emergency/uniformed services

  1. Ambulance - Greater Manchester Ambulance Service
  2. Coast Guard - HM Coastguard
  3. Coast Guard - Jamaican Coast Guard
  4. Coast Guard - US Coastguard Auxiliary
  5. Fire - Fire Service (UK)
  6. Fire - London Fire Brigade
  7. Fire - Shanghai Fire Brigade
  8. Fire - New Zealand Fire Service
  9. Other - Kent Probationary Service
  10. Other - Prison Service (UK)
  11. Other - Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)
  12. Other - Trinity House
  13. Police - Auckland NZ
  14. Police - Bechuanaland Border Police
  15. Police - Birmigham Police (Chief Constable)
  16. Police - Bolton Police Force
  17. Police - British Honduran Police
  18. Police - British South African Police in Rhodesia
  19. Police - Canadian Police Force
  20. Police - Cape Police Force
  21. Police - City of London
  22. Police - Coventry City Police Force
  23. Police - Cyprus Colonial Police Force
  24. Police - Derbyshire Constabulary
  25. Police - Gilbert & Ellice Islands Police Force
  26. Police - Gold Coast
  27. Police - Hampshire Constabulary (Asst Chief Constable)
  28. Police - Hertfordshire
  29. Police - Hong Kong Marine Police
  30. Police - Hong Kong Police Force (from 1997)
  31. Police - Jamaican Constbulary
  32. Police - Kent Constabulary
  33. Police - Kenya Police
  34. Police - Leeward Islands
  35. Police - Liverpool Police
  36. Police - Metropolitan Police
  37. Police - MOD Police
  38. Police - Mysore Mounted Police
  39. Police - Norfolk
  40. Police - North West Mounted Police (Canada)
  41. Police - Northern Rhodesia Police Force
  42. Police - Northumberland Police Force
  43. Police - Nottinghamshire Constabulary
  44. Police - Ontario Provincial Police Service
  45. Police - Palestine Police Force 1922
  46. Police - Palestine Police Marine Division
  47. Police - Peterborough Combined Police Force
  48. Police - Rhodesian Police
  49. Police - Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  50. Police - Royal Canadian Mounted Police Maritime Division
  51. Police - Royal Hong Kong Police (1968-1997)
  52. Police - Royal Irish Constabulary
  53. Police - Royal Protection Squad
  54. Police - Royal Ulster Constabulary
  55. Police - South African Constabulary
  56. Police - St Lucia Coastguard/Police Marine Unit/Drug Enforcement/Fisheries Protection Force (founder of)
  57. Police - Surrey (including a Chief Constable)
  58. Police - Sussex Constabulary
  59. Police - Toronto
  60. Police - Zambian Police Force


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Conway cadets have also worked in the following fields:

  1. Accountant
  2. Actor
  3. Advertising Manager
  4. Agricultural Research Council
  5. Airline Pilot
  6. Air Surveyor
  7. Air Traffic Controller, Brisbane Airport
  8. Antique Dealer
  9. Architect
  10. Art Silk Spinner
  11. Assistant Whip, House of Commons
  12. Author (See Bibliography for list and details)
  13. Bagpipe Teacher (Scots College, Sydney)
  14. Banana Planter, Fiji
  15. Bank Manager
  16. Banker
  17. Barrister At Law
  18. Blast Furnace Foreman
  19. Bolton Metropolitan College
  20. Bookseller
  21. Brewery Manager (and Founder)
  22. Brewery Sales Manager
  23. British Aerospace
  24. Building Society
  25. Bulldozer Driver
  26. Cargo Surveyor
  27. Cattle Rancher, Argentina
  28. Chandlery Manager
  29. Chartered Company Secretary
  30. Clinical Hypnotist
  31. Chartered Acountant
  32. Coach/Tour Operator
  33. Coffee Grower, Guatamala
  34. Commonwealth Secretariat
  35. Computer Consultant
  36. Condominium Manager, Florida, USA
  37. Consultant histopathologist
  38. Cowman
  39. Diplomat
  40. District Manager for C&A stores
  41. Diver
  42. Eastern Caribbean Regional Security System
  43. Editor Staffordshire Life
  44. Electrician
  45. Estate Agent
  46. Estate Worker
  47. Film Director - Hammer Horror Films
  48. Fireman
  49. Fish & Chip Shop Proprietor
  50. Florist
  51. Forester, Burma
  52. Freight Forwarding
  53. Fruit Farmer, Florida
  54. Game Conservancy
  55. Ghillie
  56. Gold Miner, Venezuela
  57. GP
  58. Health Shop
  59. High Court Judge
  60. Hod Carrier
  61. Honey Farmer
  62. Hotelier
  63. Hotel Manager
  64. House Father
  65. Hydrographer
  66. Hypnotherapist
  67. Insurance Consultant
  68. International Harvester
  69. Journalist
  70. Jumbo Jet Pilot
  71. Justice Of The Peace
  72. Landscape Gardener
  73. Launderette Operator
  74. Lawyer
  75. Legal Advisor, Saudi Ports Authority
  76. Liferaft Surveyor
  77. Lloyds Insurance Broker
  78. Lord Lieutenant of Anglesey
  79. Management Consultant
  80. Manager Cocoanut Estate
  81. Managing Director
  82. Marine Hydrographer (Royal Naval & Civil, lots of them)
  83. Marine Surveyor
  84. Market Gardener
  85. Marketing Manager
  86. Master Baker
  87. Mauritius Ministry of Housing and Land
  88. Mechanical Engineer
  89. Member House Of Commons
  90. Member House Of Lords
  91. Member of Isle of Man Tynwald
  92. Metalurgist
  93. Meterological Officer
  94. Mining Engineering
  95. Ministry Of Overseas Development
  96. Missionary, Auking, China
  97. Mosquito pilot
  98. Music Publisher
  99. Nautical Surveyor
  100. New Zealand Kiwifruit Marketing Board
  101. Operations Officer / Manager
  102. Orange Grower, South Africa
  103. Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
  104. Patent Agent
  105. Personnel Manager
  106. Poet Laureate
  107. Port Inspector
  108. Poultry Farmer
  109. Prison Officer
  110. Professional Father Christmas
  111. Publican (A few of these!)
  112. Radio broadcaster and documentary writer (South Africa)
  113. Recruitment Consultant
  114. Residential Care Home
  115. Restauranteur
  116. Rock Musician
  117. Rothmans International Tobacco Ltd
  118. Rubber Planter, Malaya
  119. Salesman
  120. Shipping Compnay Director
  121. Silver Fox Farmer
  122. Statistician
  123. Stevedoring (Australia)
  124. Stevedoring Superintendent / Manager
  125. Systems Analyst
  126. Taxi Driver
  127. Tea Planter, Assam
  128. Teacher
  129. Textiles Company
  130. Timber Importer
  131. Tin Miner (Siam & Malaya)
  132. Tobacco Farmer, Nyasaland
  133. Trade Union Secretary
  134. Translator
  135. Tree Surgeon
  136. Trinidad and Tobago Hydrographic Unit
  137. TV Comedy writer
  138. TV Presenter
  139. United Nations Development Programme
  140. United Nations World Food Program (Rome, Italy)
  141. Vicar
  142. Vintner/Wine Merchant
  143. Wool Merchant

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"Notable Achievements"

12th Master of the Cutty Sark
22 OCs were submariners in the Great War. 3 lost their lives.
Aboard the third vehicle to leave the Normandy beaches
Accountant, Lusaka City Council in Zambia
ADC to the G.O.C. Eastern Command, India
ADC to the Governor of Ceylon
ADC to the Governor of Hong Kong
ADC to the Governor General of New Zealand
ADC to HM the Queen (several)
Admiral of the Enterprise Class Association
Archdeacon of Basutoland
Army, Navy & Air Force (officers) Heavyweight Boxing Champion 1925
Assistant Native Commissioner, Zaka, Bulawayo
Assistant Sanitary Oficer, Letchworth UDC
Beachmaster, Arromanches Beach, D-Day
Beachmaster, Gallipoli Landings,
Baton of Honour Winner, Police Academy, Lusaka
Bishop of St Helena
Brethern Of Trinity House (lots of them)
British Vice-Consul, Cherbourg, France
British Vice-Consul, Kristiansand, Norway
Canadian Government's Exemplary Service Award winner 1995
Captain, Brunstfield Links Golfing Society
Captain of Hong Kong Admirals Cup team
Captain, Leasowe Golf Club
Captain, Weston Super Mare Croquet Club

Chairman, Adventure Youth Sea Training Trust

Chairman of the Audit Commission for Malaysia
Chairman, British Benevolent Fund of Madrid charity
Chairman, British Sailors Society
Chairman, Burnley Round Table
Chairman, Burton & District Horticultural Society
Chairman, Burton Conservative Party
Chairman, Darjeeling Tea Co
Chairman of Devon IA (Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Support Group)
Chairman, Directors of Steel Companies of Wales
Chairman, Dover Harbour Board
Chairman, Foudroyant Trust
Chairman of Global Maritime Ventures 
Chairman, Governors of Broadmoor Hospital
Chairman, Hampshire & Dorset Royal Comonwewalth Society
Chairman, HMS Trincomalee Trust (and Founder)
Chairman, Indian Merchantile Marine Committee (Delhi) 1924
Chairman, Kent Probationary Service
Chairman, Mission To Seamen Committee, Mombasa.
Chairman, National Taxi Trades Group
Chairman, Order Of St John For Staffordshire
Chairman, The Register of Architects Accredited in Building Conservation
Chairman, Royal British Legion Bransgore
Chaplain to HM the Queen
Chaplain to the Forces
Chief Constable of Birmingham
Chief Constable of Surrey
Chief Coastguard, HM Coastguard
Chief Executive, Brooke Hospital for Animals
Chief Executive, National Federation of Retail Newsagents
Chief Executive, St John's Eye Hospital in Jerusalem
Chief Executive Swindon Town Football Club
Chief of Staff, RIN
Chief Hydrographer
Chief Inspector of Constabulary for England & Wales
Chief Inspector of Masters & Mates for GB
Chief Inspector of Mines, Gold Coast
Chief Instructor, Bengal Flying Club, dum Dum, Calcutta
Chief of Police Jerusalem, Palestine Police Force 1922
Chief Officer Bedford Institute Of Oceanography, Nova Scotia
Chief Officer Greater Manchester Ambulance Service
Chief Pilot, Nigerian Port Aurthority
Clan Chieftain - Clan Irving
Collector General of Customs, Jamaica
Coach World Cup winning English Rugby Union team
Commissioner of Assam
Commissioner of Bechuanaland
Comissioner of the Hong KongPolice
Commissioner of Irish Lights
Comissioner of the Metropolitan Police
Comissioner of Sea Scouts, San Francisco
Commissioner of Scouts, San Francisco
Commander, American Legion ServicceClub , Oakland, CA (Post no 5)
Commander NATO Standing Force Atlantic
Commodore Keyhaven Yacht Club
Commodore Cunard Line (5)
Commodore, Medway Yacht Club
Commodore, Royal Temple Yacht Club, Ramsgate
Competitor, BT Global Challenge
Contraband Contol Officer, Gibraltar
Crewman, Hong Kong Dragon Boat
Defined the Direct Cubic Spline Method of evaluating integrals
Deputy Chairman, Seamans Hospital Society
Deputy Chairman, Southern Electricity Board
Deputy Curator of Ships, Greenwich Maritime Museum
Deputy Leader of the 1992 British Makalu Expedition
Deputy Lieutenant Of Devonshire                                         
Deputy Lieutenant Of Durham
Deputy Master of Trinity House
Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic
Designer of the funnel on the QEII and QMII (the latter was greatly constrained as the QMII was designed for maximum deck capacity and then the funnel was added almost as an afterthought. The height of the funnel was thus limited to allow safe passage under the Verrazano Narrows Bridge!)
Director, Bermuda Biological Station For Research
Director of Kuantan Port Authority
Director, Malawi Reserve Bank
Director, Malta Broadcasting Corporation
Director, Royal National Lifeboat Institution
Discoverer of deep water harbour Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Disneyland Paris's Historical Archivist
Fellow, Institute Electrical Engineers
Fellow, Institute Of Chartered Shipbrokers
Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology
Fellow, Institute Of Materials Handling
Fellow of Institute of Physics
Fellow, Royal Institute Of Navigation
Fellow, The Nautical Institute (dozens of 'em)
Fellow, The Royal Geographical Society
Fellow, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (must be about a dozen)
Finance Director of Pubic Company in Hong Kong
Financial Manager, Boschendal Wine Estate, South Africa
First Director of the Unification Church (the Moonies) in Britain. Later recanted!!
First full time coach of England RUFC
First Master of the QEI
First Master of the QEII
First master of the QM II
First man to swim the English Channel
First  person to land two locked aircraft after a mid- air collision (La Maistre (28-30))
First Prisons Ombudsman
Fleet Paymaster (RN)
Freelance Journalist
Flotilla Vice Commander, 1st Southern District, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Ford Foundation Businessman Of The Year 1959
Founder and Chairman, Friends Of South African Cultural History Museums
Founder, Brockweir, St Briavels & Hervelsfield Garden Society
Founder, Caribbean Ocean Sailing Association
Founder, Centre For Social Justice,
Founder, Dalraida Steam Packet Company, Loch Awe
Founder, Friends Of The Lake District                                                                                                         
Founder, Institute for the Development of Human Potential
Founder, and for many years General Secretary of the Navigators and Engineer Officers Union
Founder, Grimsby & Cleethorpes Yacht Club
Founder, Ringwood Brewery
Founder, River Wye Raft Race
Founder, Rutherford Laboratory
Founder, Sea Scouts
Founder, Shoreham School of Flying
Founder, Southampton Master Mariners Club
Founder, Volcanic Mountaineering Association
Founder, Wells & Walsingham Light Railway
Freeman, City Of London (several of these)
Freemason (highest known rank active Provincial Grand Lodge officer))
General Secretary of the Navigators and General Insurance Co.
Govenor General of Cyprus
Govenor Orange River Colony (the one and only ever!)
Govenor Of Queensland
Head New Spitalfields Market Tenants Association
High Commissioner for Cyprus
Hollywood TV Film Producer
Honory Consultant to the Queensland Museum
Housing Advisor, Government Of Trinidad and Tobago
Inaugurated the Surveying Dept at Newcastle University
International Emmy winner 1994
Inventor Delahay Davit Head Pin
Inventor of Micro Brewery techniques now used world wide
Junior Lord of the Tresuary
Laid Foundation Stone of Brisbane City Hall
Leader Conservative Party                           
Lecturer, Jamia Millia Ismalia University, Delhi, India
Librarian, British Library.
Librarian, University of Cape Town
Liveryman of the Honorable Company of Master Mariners
Manager, RAF Lawn Tennis centre at RAF Halton, Bucks
Manager Shanghai Waterworks
Managing Director Air UK Limited
Master, Badsworth Foxhounds
Master, Brisbane Branch of Company Of Master Mariners
Master, Company Of Watermen And Lightermen (a City company without livery)
Master, Honorable Company of Master Mariners
Master, King Faisal's Royal Yacht
Master, Livery Company Of Watermen
Last Master of the Queen Mary
Last Master of the Queen Elizabeth
Master, Rockwood Harriers
Master, Worshipful Company Of Farmers
Master, Worshipful Company of Joiners & Ceilers
Mayor of St Edmundsbury, Suffolk
Member 40th Anniversary Everest Expedition
Member, Association of Mountainering Instructors
Member British Mountaineering Council
Member Cape Horn Association (Saints Of St Malo)
Member Catenians
Member of the Chartered Institute of Management
Member French Maquis and other under cover SOE activities!
Member Heversham Church Council
Member Honourable Company Of Edinburgh Golfers
Member Honourable Company Of Master Mariners (and 1 Founder and 1 Master)
Member House of Keys (Manx Parliament)
Member Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Research
Member International Association Of Facilitators
Member Institute Of Chartered Shipbrokers
Member of the Institute of Fire Engineers
Member of the Institute of Marine Engineers
Member Institute Of Mechanical Engineers
Member of the Isle Of Man Chamber Of Commerce
Member Knights Of The Holy Sepuchre
Member Moelfre Lifeboat
Member of Parliament (3)
Member Paddle Steamer Preservation Trust
Member Ringwood & Fordingbridge Rural District Council
Member Riverside Jazz Band, Grimsby
Member Samuel Peyps Club (only 60 members!)
Member The Salvage Association
Member, Worshipful Company of Joiners & Ceilers
Member, Worshipful Company of Shipwrights
Military Governor Of Baghdad (many wars ago!)
Naval Attache, Ankara
Olympic diver (1924 Paris Olympics)
Olympic Runner 1928 Amsterdam Olympics
Olympic Sailor 1968 Mexico Olympics
Orange Farmer, Limoneira Ranch, Santa Paula, CA
Owner of half of Tupai Island near Tahiti
Patron, Submarine Association of Queensland    
Pedigree Pig Breeder
Permanent Secretary, Malawi Min of Transport & Communications
Poet Laureate
POW Camp escapee
President, Aldershot Garrison Boxing Club
President Army Motor Club
President Budget Rent A Car International Division
President, Branch of the Royal Overseas League
President, Canadian Chiropractor Association
President, Cape Horners Association
President of The Chartered Institute of Transport (Malaysia National Council)
President, Climbers Club
Presidnt, Colchester Philatic Society
President, Concorde Shipping, Inc.
President, Fell & Rock Climbers Club
President, Gliding Club
President, Hydrographic Society (2 so far)
President, The Institute Of South African Shipbrokers
President, International Compumag Society
President MacArthur Concrete Pile Corp USA
President of Malaysian Nautical Institute (IKMAL)
President, Nautical Institute        
President, Queensland United Services Institute
President, The Rotary Club
President, Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours
President, Russian Convoy Club
President Society of Marine Painters
President, South African Branch of The Institute Of Chartered Shipbrokers
President, World Meteorological Society
(UK) Prisons' Ombudsman
Privater Secretary to successive Lord Mayors of London
Purse Bearer to the Lord Chancellor of Ireland
Queen's Honorary Chaplain
Queen's Waterman
Relief Custodian, Drummond Castle, Scotland
Restorer of crib figures, church of St Peter, Wisbech, Cambridegshire
Royal Navy Man Of The Year 1977
Runner up, Victoria-Maui International Yacht Race
Salesman Of The Year, Shell Chemicals (Alaska) - several times
Secretary & Treasurer, Delaware Scottish Games
Secretary Rhodesia Independence League
Secretary, Shoreham School Of Flying
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Senior Officer WWII PoW Camp
Senior Tutor in Ceramics, Royal College Of Art
Senior Vice President and Director, Cunard Line Ltd
Shadow Secretary Of State For Defence
Silver Medal winner, National Model Exhibition
Sixth Officer on the Titanic
State President, South Australia
Steward, Cockworthy Museum, Kinsworthy
Sub Postmaster, Stratton, Cornwall
Surveyor General Of Ships, Hong Kong
Sword Of Honour, RAF Cranwell (1922)
Sworn Measurer & Weigher to the Home Ward Freight Conference, Kobe, Japan
Trainer, Wimbledon Balls Boys
Trustee, The Hovercraft Museum
Venice Biennale international prize for engraving winner in1938
Vice Commodore Army Sailing Club
Vice President, Antwerp Missions To Seamen
Vice President, The Association of Ship Agents & Brokers of South Africa
Vice President, Canadian Broadcasting Service
Vice President, George Cross Island Association
Vice President, Herne Hill Harriers
Vice President, Horsfield Cricket Club
Visiting Professor, Kings College, London
Visting Professor, Malmo University, Sweden
Warden, Langdale Wayfarers Hut
Winner Three Peaks Race
Winner Telford Gold Medal
Worshipful Master, The Scinde Lodge, Karachi

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The Connection With The Royal Canadian Navy

(RCN, RCNR, RCNVR or On Loan) by Laurie Farrington (February 1998)

Links: The RCN today

Links: The RCN of yesteryear

Conway training for service at sea, long envied for its high standards, was famed for its high quality graduates. Some of these intrepid young adventurers enjoyed careers in many fields of endeavour, including the Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard. Their professional achievements were as legendary as their ability to endure hardship as young Conway trainees. The majority of the 71 people identified as former Conways represented invaluable trained assets as war began in 1939, as the RCN expanded to meet the demands of WW II. Some of them remained with the RCN in the postwar period and attained "icon" status.

The 71 Conway Cadets identified represent the result of a two year research project to identify Old Conways who had Canadian naval service in the RCN, RCNR, RCNVR or on loan from the RN.

Fortunately the people who helped to build the Canadian Navy over the years did not come from a world of rigid conformity. Individuals came from a variety of sources and backgrounds. Diversity was the norm and there was certainly richness in diversity. Conway Cadets represented one professional source of commitment and experience which formed part of the Canadian naval mosaic.

A closer examination of the naval careers of the 71 people reveals some interesting facts:

  • Canadian naval service involved people who attended Conway over a span of 48 years, from 1906 to 1954. The first or senior Conway Cadet in terms of training time was a Lt. A.S. Dean, who joined Conway in 1906 before the birth of the RCN. During World War I he served in the RCN in HMCS Niobe; at one time he served as HM Consul in Valencia. He is listed in John Masefield's book The Conway on page 222. The last and junior Conway graduate was M.J. Duncan, who left Conway in 1954, and commanded HMCS Assiniboine in 1977-79. The oldest surviving Conway Cadet (1917-1919) on the list is probably Allan Easton, a wartime commanding officer of HMCS Sackville, who in September 1997 was 95 years young and living in Kingston, Ontario.

C.T. Beard, who joined the Conway for training before the RCN was born in 1910, was one of the early RCN pioneers. With such notables as German, Nelles, Bate and Brodeur, Charles Taschereau Beard started his naval career before the Naval Service Act was passed and began training in CGS Canada. In 1920-22 he commanded HMCS Patriot, in 1928 HMCS Champlain, and in 1940 HMCS Prince Robert. In 1939 he was the senior commander in the RCN with seniority of 1 September 1926. Another pre-WW II pioneer was M.A. Medland who commanded HMCS St. Croix (1940), Athabaskan (1948-49) and Cayuga (1949-50). He retired as a Commodore in 1964.

Prior to their Canadian naval service many of the listed Conways followed merchant navy careers in various lines: J.A. Stokes (Alfred Holt Line); G. H. Hayes ,I.B.B. Morrow, S.D. Taylor (Silver Line); J.A. Mitchell and D. F. Olive (Canadian Pacific Steamships); H.R. Beck (Canadian National Steamships in the Lady Boats); D.V. Trevorrow (Union Castle Line); J.F. Aspin , B.J. Marette (Clan Line); and J.D. Taylor (Booth Line).

  • Some Conways joined the RCN via the Royal Navy Special Entry route. They included M.A. Medland (Entry #29, 1930), R.W. Timbrell and R.T.N. Porter (Entry #43, 1937), R.B. Hayward (Entry #49, 1939), F.E. Wade (Entry #52, 1940), and D.S. Boyle (Entry 53, 1941).
  • Several Conways were killed in action in WW II: R.T. N. Porter (Executive Officer of HMCS St. Croix sunk in 1943); D. C. Hazelton (sunk in HMS Encounter in the Battle of the Java Sea in 1942, taken prisoner of war, and died when Japanese transport was sunk by allied submarine); and T.M.W. Golby (Commanding Officer of HMCS Weyburn sunk off Gibraltar in 1943).
  • One other Conway on the list was taken prisoner of war but survived to serve many postwar years in the RCN: R.B. Hayward, Navigating Officer of HMCS Athabaskan torpedoed and sunk in 1944 in English Channel. Despite being in the water for some time, thanks to his physical fitness he was able to find his way to his rescuers. He spent a year in a German POW camp.
  • Recipients of the Distinguished Service Cross included: R.W. Timbrell, G.H. Hayes, W.E.S. Briggs, A.H. Easton and J.S. Hale.
  • Many on the list served in Canadian ships in Korea: B.A. Ewens (HMCS Sioux/second tour), R.B. Hayward (Executive Officer of HMCS Athabaskan 1951-52), A.H.M. Slater and P.A. Scott (HMCS Nootka), and W.J.H. Stuart (HMCS Crusader).

Two people on the list were Conway King's Gold Medallists: G.H. Hayes in 1938, and J.F. Leseur in 1941. In 1939 R.B. Hayward was awarded the Conway Queen's Silver Medal or Tate Prize. George W.R. Graves was the first Canadian to become a Conway King's Gold Medallist in 1931. His name is not shown on the list of 71 names because his wartime naval service was in the Royal Navy. He served in armed merchant cruisers and was awarded the DSC. After the war he served with distinction in the Canadian Transport Department and Canadian Coast Guard. He now resides in Ottawa.] See also reference to the link between the Conway Medals and the Canadian Coast Guard College later in this site.

  • Two Conways became Maritime Commanders: R.W. Timbrell 1971-73 and D.S.Boyle (1973-77).
  • One Conway became Commander NATO Standing Force Atlantic: D.S. Boyle (1970).
  • Many of the Conways with Canadian naval service pursued second or even third careers in the Canadian Coast Guard Service. These included E.S. Brand, R.B. Hayward, A.A.R. Dykes, W.J.H. Stuart, C.D. Maginley, A.J. Preston, and J.O. Jenkins. Some commanded weather ships (A.A.R. Dykes) and DFO ships (A.J. Preston). Some Conways served Canada in other ways than through naval service. Conways joined government departments such as Transport, Coast Guard, Fisheries and Oceans and their predecessors. For example, John T. Walbran (1848-1913) trained in the Conway (1862-1864) and later became a leader in the maritime life of British Columbia. Captain Walbran commanded the Quadra, took part in early fisheries protection duties, became a respected Justice of the Peace, and was the author of the book 'British Columbia Place/Coast Names'
  • After Canadian naval service, several served with British Columbia Ferries (e.g. A.H.M. Slater and J. Butterfield).
  • Four of the Conway trained people on the list were naval aviators: J.A. Stokes (HMS Formidable and Implacable in wartime, CO 825 Squadron in 1948, HMCS Magnificent in 1950), J.A.D. Rowland (Venture graduate, VS 881 and 880, and later Air Canada pilot), K.C. Grieve (was in Swordfish raid on Italian fleet at Taranto in 1940, on loan to RCN from RN, commissioned HMCS Warrior in 1946 as Cdr Ops), and B.J. Marette ( HMCS Malahat for VC 922 in 1956, and later pilot with CP Airlines). [Jack Stokes died in Vancouver BC on 24 September 1997.]
  • The only submariner on the list is J.F. Aspin. Also an "honorary" Old Worcester, he was seconded to teach in HMS Worcester on the Thames in 1953-54. He sailed to Canada in HMCS Ojibwa, the first 'O' class submarine built to RCN order and commissioned in 1965.
  • There are two brothers on the list - S.D. Taylor and J.D. Taylor. A third brother, who did not go to Conway, was the late Commodore Paul D. Taylor, DSC, RCN. The latter's younger brother S.D. Taylor commanded HMCS Chambly in 1944-45. All three brothers shared the same middle name of 'Dalrymple'.
  • Conways who served on the staff of the RCN College at Royal Roads, Victoria, British Columbia, immediately after WW II included R.B. Hayward, D.S. Boyle, R.W. Timbrell and I.B.B. Morrow.
  • Many Conways have contributed to the Salty Dips volumes published by NOAC Ottawa Branch where their naval experiences are described. The authors are E.S. Brand, G.H. Hayes, R.W. Timbrell, and H.R. Beck.
  • It was the ambition of former Conways that some day they would return in command of their own HM Ships to sail past and salute their training ship. In the 1951-52 period the then Lieutenant- Commander G.H. Hayes DSC, RCN, when in command of HMCS Crescent, accomplished this ambition. Crescent steamed into the Menai Straits and was cheered by the Cadets as she passed Conway on her way back to sea.

Captain Hayes was also present to say farewell to his first ship in 1974. His final task prior to retirement was to represent the Canadian Forces at the Conway Paying Off Ceremony in Liverpool Cathedral.

  • These Old Conways trained in a ship which was one of the last 'wooden walls' of the Royal Navy. In their subsequent naval careers these 71 people served over the years in far different ships, including some of the following HMC Ships: Niobe, St. Croix, Athabaskan, Cayuga, Trillium,CFAV Endeavour, Acadia, Red Deer, Quinte, Kenogami, Guelph, Warrior, St. Stephen, Crescent, Drumheller, Algonquin, Chaleur, Meander, ML 069, Drummondville, Lauzon, Provider, Discovery, Orkney, Cowichan, Margaree, Orillia, New Waterford, Border Cities, Fundy, Chignecto, Assiniboine, Wallaceburg, Fortune, Bonaventure, Haida, Donnacona, Cornwallis, Carleton, Venture, Discovery, Cape Breton, Nene, Nootka, Iroquois, Labrador, Sackville, Ojibwa, Sioux, Stettler, Patriot, Agassiz, Chambly, Prince Robert, Weyburn, Cedarwood, Ste. Th?“se, Queen, Snowberry, Festubert, Scotian, ML 106, Swift Current, Preserver, Hochelaga, Skeena, Micmac, Cap de Madeleine, Antigonish, Prince Henry, Edmonston, ML 070 and 066, Prince David, Chaudi“re, Ontario, Saguenay, Ottawa. Qu'Appelle, Swansea, and St. Laurent, to name but a few. The Navigator of the first Canadian-manned escort carrier HMS Nabob was a former Conway Cadet.
  • Many survivors of the 71 Old Conways now reside in retired or semi-retired status on the West and East Coasts of Canada.
  • Even as late as 1975 a Conway, M.J. Duncan, was CO of HMCS Chignecto and senior officer of the 2nd Training Division in Maritime Command Pacific. Another Conway, C.D. Maginley, was on the staff of the Maritime Commander, Pacific.
  • Conway trained people were very versatile. A few examples of their achievements include: R.B. Hayward became the third Canadian to qualify as a member of the Cruising Club of America; G.H. Hayes is a former President of the Naval Officers Association of Canada; W.E.S. Briggs was a noted CBC announcer and special events expert; A.H. Easton, CO of HMCS Sackville 1942-43, is an author of note and supporter of Sackville as Canada's Naval Memorial; J.F. Aspin joined Northumberland Ferries (to PEI) in 1974, served 20 years and became President and CEO, and now owns Marine Agencies in Belle River PEI providing services to the marine industry; B.A. Ewens on retirement from the Navy in mid 1960's joined the Biology Department of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario; S.D. Taylor served in the RCMP Marine Section and later was connected to West Coast commercial salmon trollers; J.A. Brown was the official Hydrographer Pacific Coast in the post WW II period; J.A. Stokes became a financial analyst in a large Vancouver investment company; D.F. Olive worked in one of Canada's major insurance companies; C.M. Fry was Director of Merchant Seamen Manning Pool in Montreal in WW II; and M.J. Duncan, the last Conway Cadet to join the RCN, on retirement from the Navy in 1988 became the Trials Master for all new Canadian patrol frigates built by Saint John Shipbuilding since that time.

The relationship between the Conway and the Canadian Navy is now a matter of history. Research confirms that the Conway connection has had a positive and profound effect on the naval and maritime scene in Canada.

1906-1907 A.S. Dean
1906-1907 C.M. Fry
1906-1908 C.T. Beard
1906-1908 W.G. Lalor
1908-1910 W.G. Wright
1909-1910 E.S. Brand
1909-1911 V.H. Antle
1911-1914 J.W. Shaw
1915-1917 J.A. Brown
1915-1918 D.H. McKay
1916 R.F.A. Redman
1917-1919 A.H. Easton
1918-1920 F.B. Hutchings
1917-1920 F.W.M. Drew
1920-1922 T.G.S. Cairns
1920-1922 A. Moorhouse
1920-1922 J.D. Taylor
1921-1923 W.E.S. Briggs
1922-1924 T.M.W. Golby
1925-1928 K.C. Grieve
1926-1927 R. deC. Knight
1927-1928 F. Jones
1927-1929 D.R. Watson
1927-1929 C.F.W. Cooper
1927-1929 S.D. Taylor
1928-1930 M.A.Medland
1929-1932 S.W. Buxton
1930-1932 G.E. Murrell
1930-1932 D.F. Olive
1931-1933 A.A.R. Dykes
1933-1935 H.R. Beck
1933-1935 J.C. Smith
1934-1936 F.J. Boyer
1934-1936 J.A. Mitchell
1934-1936 R.T.N. Porter
1934-1936 J.A. Stokes
1934-1937 J.C.W. Nottbeck
1935-1937 R.W. Timbrell
1936-1937 K.D. Isted
1936-1938 G.H. Hayes
1936-1938 D.C. Hazelton
1936-1939 J. Butterfield
1936-1939 F.E. Wade
1937-1939 R.B. Hayward
1937-1939 I.B.B. Morrow
1937-1939 A.G. Murray
1938-1940 P. Henry
1938-1940 R.J. Mann
1938-1940 W.W. Robinson
1939-1940 D.S. Boyle
1939-1941 J.F. Leseur
1939-1941 B.A. Mitchell
1939-1941 A.J. Preston
1939-1941 A.H.M. Slater
1939-1941 W.J.H. Stuart
1940 W.G. Hunt
1940-1942 B.A. Ewens
1940-1942 J.S. Hale
1940-1942 G.G. Smith
1941-1943 P.A. Scott
1942-1944 G.H. Hill
1944-1945 J.P. Jones
1945-1947 C.D. Maginley
1945-1947 B.J. Marette
1948-1949 J.F. Aspin
1948-1949 D.V. Trevorrow
1949-1951 G.C. Dale
1949-1951 J.O. Jenkins
1949-1951 W. McMunagle
1952-1954 J.A.D. Rowland
1953-1954 M.J. Duncan

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