Posted by wdmtgts on June 11, 2019 at 14:52:19 user wdmtgts.
In Reply to: Re: Boarding School posted by Adam Quinan on June 11, 2019 at 03:05:34:
When my engineer father was sent on overseas postings, his pay allowed for children left in the UK at boarding school (including 1-2 flights a year for hols with my parents). Before that happened I was at the local state school. I'd guess that the well-organised Navy had a similar arrangement.
My boarding school (1960s/70s) had a mixture of local pupils, ex-pats like me, foreign pupils, and a few from broken homes etc. In the 1930s there would probably have been more from remote areas of the UK, as with the Blacketts, while the Walkers came into a version of the ex-pat category. We were always the worst-dressed! and the ones who sometimes had to stay at school during half-term. But with Mrs. Walker perhaps with ??a London flat, the Walkers will have had exceats.
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