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Another excellent contibution to this site about the local engineering company CVA/K&T. Having passed through the company as an apprentice and craftsman, I have nothing but praise for the grounding in engineering and life Gil, his fellow instructors and the skilled tradesmen of the company gave me. I am lucky enough to still work in an engineering environment, I still use those skills of milling, turning and fitting that were first instilled in my apprenticeship at Kearney and Trecker.

By Michael Brittain (07/04/2013)

Well what a surprise, there I am middle picture third from left! Training was really full. I went on to Parker Pen and now working in Eastbourne. This brings back memories.

By Clifford Wilson (19/10/2014)

I also did an apprenticeship with Kearney and Trecker CVA but as it ended engineering was suffering the worst ever shrinkage. Hundreds made redundant. I went off out into the world of alarms - pay trebled overnight, got married, bought a house. Stayed with alarms for decades, was well paid, good terms & conditions and a new car every two years. It was good to work in but finally night call out made me quit. 

By Gary Charles Garrett (24/08/2015)

I can't believe these pictures! I'm the second one from the back with Alan Martin behind me, Cliff Wilson in front of me and Graham in front of him. I'm still in engineering working at Ricardo in Shoreham. What a great apprenticeship, I had some of the best years of my life. It would be great to meet up with these guys again! 

By Glyn Crack (09/12/2017)

I remember you Glyn, I worked in the Toolroom with Bill Sadler; did you go on to grinding section after the training school? The guy with the long blond hair was Adrian Young or 'Chad' as we called him, he was from Burgess Hill; I believe he emigrated to Australia in the 1980s.

By Michael Brittain (13/12/2017)