The Old Caledonia Artificer
Welcome to boyart Country!
Definition: boyart - a boy entered into the Royal Navy as
an artificer apprentice
Welcome to the official web site of OCAAA - The Old Caledonia Artificer
Apprentices’ Association. Within these pages you will find information
relevant to our Association and also HMS Caledonia - Rosyth’s College of
Knowledge on the Hill - where the majority of our members dedicated their
youth to the pursuit of engineering knowledge, alongside other more leisurely
pastimes (as some of the pages reveal).
We hope that you enjoy your OCAAA browsing experience, but should you be
unable to find that which you seek, or experience technical problems with the
site, please do not hesitate to drop Spyda an email. You’ll find an email link
to him at the bottom of each page
Please note that “The Tiff’s Mess” is restricted to OCAAA members
only - so if you want the key to that particular door you must join the
HMS Caledonia, high on the hill overlooking Rosyth Dockyard,
in Fife Scotland. No longer a commissioned establishment of
the Royal Navy, it is today in the custody of the Defence
Infrastructure Organisation and known as MOD Caledonia.
The establishment has changed since we learned our trades,
much of our school having been demolished over the years to
make it safer and also more suited to today’s requirements.
We left our mark here and our alma mater left its mark on us
boys no matter what other features time may change. The old
You can take the tiff out of Cale,
but you can’t take the Cale out of the tiff!
YOUR DATA - AND CONSENT
Following the implementation of GDPR legislation for the
management and use of person identifiable data on 25
May 2018, we have generated a consent form for OCAAA
members. It is essential that all members complete and
return the form at the earliest opportunity, so that we may
maintain communication links with you all. The form can
be obtained by clicking here.
Next Stop - 2024 - Watch this Space