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Is there a way to try to identify members of the formation?

My name is Martin Carroll, I used to be in the RNVR based at HMS Wessex some years back – would have been late 70s. I used to turn out on the cenotaph march pasts and I think I may … Continue reading

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Summer meal 2019

The meal this summer took place on Wednesday 3rd July at the Grosvenor Casino, Southampton. It was very well supported with 20 going. No gambling chips this time, but it did give everyone time to sit and talk. The food … Continue reading

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Chris Fradd has passed away…

Ladies and Gentlemen, I have been informed that Chris Fradd passed away on the 4th January. He served at HMS Wessex from 1974 to 1994, prior to that he was at HMS President from 1969 to 1984. He was a … Continue reading

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Gerry Pugh has crossed the Bar

Gerry passed away suddenly after a two year battle with cancer aged 82 in hospital in Viana, Portugal, on 9th October 2018. The funeral took place in the village of Covas, in North Portugal on 12th October 2018. A Memorial … Continue reading

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Tim Healey has crossed the bar

The funeral is at Whale Island on 12th July at 0945  Baz will let me know the details when he gets them; as David Belfield knows, anyone attending an event at Whale Island usually has to give their name and vehicle reg. … Continue reading

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Enquiry from Alan Robert Brading

My name is Alan Robert Brading (date of birth 08/12/42) from Ryde The Isle of Wight.  I joined the RNR in response to a recruitment poster in the Post Office where I worked in Ryde sometime in the late 50’s early 60’s.  My unit … Continue reading

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