On July 1st, 1947, eyes were opened to a completely new type of school, namely, a co-educational boarding school. First through its doors would walk the ‘guineapigs’ who would be the living proof that such a school would work. Over the next 25 years, thousands of children related to the military serving in Germany would be educated at Prince Rupert School (PRS). As one illustrious former pupil would later write, PRS educated an itinerant group whose time at school was dictated more by the vagiaries of the military posting system than any desire to offer a long-term, stable education as enjoyed by the majority of our contemporaries in the UK. I owe PRS a lot and I suspect many will feel the same. I also had such fun there and I suspect this is why The Wilhelmshaven Association is as strong and as vibrant as it is. We like to reminisce about the good times and why not!