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kc10748

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singapore school !!!
« on: August 23, 2015, 06:13:14 PM »
Hi, I have just joined this site in the hope someone will be able to help me.
My dad was in the REME and worked at Jahore we lived at 2 Wilton close for the last few years before we came back to England,
we were in Singapore between 1955-1959.
The last school I went to was for junior's but I can't remember which one!!!!
I remember we used to go to Gilman swimming pool  and cub pack.
If any one can help me fill in some gaps I would be very grateful
thanks
 Ken
 

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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2015, 10:34:50 AM »
HI Ken,

It was probably Pasir Panjang school, which was near Gillman Barracks. There were two schools at Gillman, Alexandra Grammar and Alexandra Secondary Modern, but they were both for 11+ years.

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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2015, 03:22:25 PM »
Thanks Fred,
 I don't suppose you know where Alexandra Junior school was?
 and do they still exist?
When were you out there? and have you been back at all.
Thanks again
Ken

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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2015, 08:01:45 AM »
Hi Ken,

No I'm not sure where it was. I was there from 1955 to 1967. My mum was on contract to the RAF as headmistress of the Infants school at RAF Tengah, where I was at juniors. I then went to Alexandra Grammar until 1963. When her contract changed due to the anticipated independence, i stopped getting a UK education and went to Raffles Institution for Boys. In 1967 mum and dad decided to come back because of the difficulties in working in Singapore with a British Passport. I have been back many times now, as I have an office out there and use it as an excuse to travel out to the Far East and Australia. It might be an idea to contact Lynne Copping, she's a mine of information. copping.lynne@gmail.com. I'm sure that she will be able to help.

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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2015, 05:13:51 PM »
Thanks Fred for your info, its been a great help.
 I will try Lyn.
Thanks again.
Ken