Category: RN Ships

Histories of RN ships

Aug 14

HMS Queen Elizabeth to enter Portsmouth Harbour, Wednesday 16th August 2017

From the official RN website: Britain’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is set to enter her new home in Portsmouth on Wednesday 16 August 2017. The 65,000-tonne carrier, the biggest warship ever to be built in Britain, has been undergoing sea trials since setting sail from Scotland’s Rosyth dockyard in June. She is now …

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Jun 08

Shipmate Graham John Holt, 30 April 1928 – 26 May 2017

On Friday 26th May 2017, shipmates from Huntingdon & District Branch received the sad news that our Life Vice President, shipmate Graham Holt, had ‘Crossed the Bar’ early that morning. Graham joined the Royal Navy in 1947 as an Instruction Officer. Between 1947 and 1951 he was stationed with the Home and Mediterranean Fleets onboard …

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Jul 26

Newbury & District RNA commemorates the loss of H.M.S. Tigris

Newbury & District RNA held a Service commemorating the loss of H.M.S. Tigris (Lieutenant Commander George R Colvin, DSO, DSC, Royal Navy) on 27th February 1943. The Service was held on Sunday 24th July 2016 at the Church of St Nicolas in Newbury. At the Service, the Submariners Association National Standard was paraded by Trevor …

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May 27

Every Man Remembered: Stoker K/23801 Clement Metcalfe Freeman

On Wednesday 27th May 2015, shipmates from Huntingdon & District, and St Neots & District Branches of the Royal Naval Association were invited to take part in the Royal British Legion’s Every Man Remembered campaign at a ceremony at the War Memorial in St Ives. The person being remembered was stoker Clement Metcalfe Freeman, who …

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Feb 16

Navy News

Did you know you can view electronic copies of the Navy News? This is a long-term project, but there are ‘shedloads’ of back-issues available. Visit the Navy News official website http://www.navynews.co.uk/ and select the archives (top right of page). Or, if you have Facebook; go to the Navy News ‘Albums’ pages (https://www.facebook.com/media/albums/?id=168937285403), select a photo, …

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