Education on the Conway

archive group photo of cadets in uniform

Group photograph of cadets, Christmas 1945. Photograph from Old Conway cadet Bert Singleton's collection, Bert is on the left of the front row. Archive reference DX/2287

The aim of Conway training was to turn out seamen fitted for life in every respect. The syllabus was broadly similar to that offered by public schools, except that classical studies were replaced by practical tuition in nautical subjects. The training blended academic and technical instruction which, with the close daily connection to the sea, aimed to make the sea life as natural as life ashore.

The success of many thousands of 'Old Conways' the world over is the surest vindication of the training they received, which equipped them not only for life in the Merchant or Royal Navies, but also in the armed services, and any other career.