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 Thomas – the National Standard Bearer, the RNA National Standard was paraded by Dave Corrigan and the Royal Berkshire Standard by Bob McGuinness. Also present were several Royal British Legion Branch Standards and a Royal Air Force Association Standard.

Service Commemorating the loss of H.M.S. Tigris

The Service was conducted by the Reverend Will Hunter Smart, Rector of St Nicolas Church. Lessons were read by Councillor Julian Swift Hook (Mayor of Newbury) and Councillor Quentin Webb (Chairman West Berkshire Council).

The names of those lost in HMS Tigris were read out by S/M Doug Bell. At the close of the Service there was a Retiring Collection in support of the Royal Naval Association.


Bob McGuinness
Royal Berkshire Branch