TQ1906 : Lancing College from the east in 1941

taken 77 years ago, near to Shoreham Airport, West Sussex, Great Britain

Lancing College from the east in 1941
Lancing College from the east in 1941
On the left, is the TQ1906 : Sports pavilion at Lancing College in 1941. Under high magnification, there is part of a circle in the grass, which could be the boundary line of a cricket pitch. Photographed by my father George W Baker during the time he was stationed at Lancing College in June and July 1941. The Admiralty had requisitioned Lancing College in 1941 as part of its need to train new officers of the RNVR (Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve). Lancing College became known as HMS (His Majesty’s Ship) King Alfred III or HMS King Alfred (L). A training course consisted of ten weeks (on my father's Certificate of Service, his dates were from 30/05/41-06/08/41), the first two weeks at HMS King Alfred II or HMS King Alfred (M) (aka Mowden School, which the Admiralty had requisitioned in 1940), six weeks at King Alfred III (aka Lancing College) and the final four weeks at Hove (referred to as HMS King Alfred or sometimes HMS King Alfred (H)), a former leisure centre, which the Admiralty had requisitioned in 1939. Upon successful completion of the course, the men emerged as Temporary Acting Probationary Sub-Lieutenants and attended further training at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich before being posted operationally LinkExternal link. On my father’s Certificate of Service in the Royal Navy, the following was written against King Alfred “granted temporary commission as sub lieutenant at RNVR”.
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TQ1906, 147 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
June 1941   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 3 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Educational sites  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1960 0661 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:50.7995N 0:18.1512W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1968 0660
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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