Captain Alex Gibbons

First attended MNC 79 as one of the first intake of  Deck
Trainees and in my opinion was the best Nautical Colleges in the UK... great atmosphere and no parades,bulling boots,gold braid just standard jeans and any old blue shirt you could find were accepted .Very relaxed but a high standard of training ,accommodation and bard . I actually did two tickets here during the 80s but by the time I went up for my Masters the college had closed so I had to go up North .

After 26 years at sea I have finally rung down "Finished With Engines" and shredded my Discharge Book and chosen a quiet life ashore away from the "Madding Crowd" .

Great website !

Cheers Alex

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