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For ex-cadets, students & staff of the Warsash Maritime Academy, founded 1935 as The School of Navigation & the Warsash Superyacht Academy

Captain William Ernest Willsteed, Extra Master (RSA Medallist)

Willy Willsteed was born in Cowes, Isle of Wight and saw service with Alfred Holt . He took Extra Master's at Southampton and gained the accolade of an RSA Medal. He left the sea to take up a teaching position at Hull Nautical College, before transferring to an appointment at the School of Navigation, Warsash initially teaching 2 Mates students between 1949 to 1952.

He then remained with the Senior Student department and was appointed Deputy Director before his retirement. He died on 23 November 2009, aged 89 years.

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