A very successful reunion of all ranks who served at HMS Wessex was held at HMS KING ALFRED, Whale Island, Portsmouth, by kind permission of the commanding officer, Cdr Tony Stickland RD RNR, on Saturday 20 February.
A total of 72 attended who were amply fed by John Davis which included three past COs, Capt Richard Hill, Cdr Arnold Course and Cdr David Sutton. Also I would like to thank Lt Cdr Carl Louden RN, HMS King Alfred’s RN Staff Officer and POs Adrian Ware and Ian Lane for their assistance and without their help the reunion could not have taken place. Adrian and Ian are the last surviving senior rates at HMS KING ALFRED who served at HMS WESSEX. It is hoped to hold another reunion in 2018 at a venue somewhere in the naval base where KING ALFRED is probably relocating.