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S/M Basil Phillips, Newbury RNA, honoured by shipmates

A WWII Royal Naval veteran has been honoured by his shipmates. S/M Basil Phillips, who served on HMS Maidstone and HMS Cheviot between 1940 and 1947 in various theatres of conflict during WWII, sadly Crossed the Bar recently. Unfortunately, he had no next of kin or immediate close family. S/M Bob McGuiness, Newbury’s Branch Chairman, …

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Six British World War II Submarines may have been located off Tunisia

On the 6th January 2018, the Times newspaper and Mail Online reported that six British submarines, lost during the Second World War, may have been found off the coast of Tunisia. Jean-Pierre Misson, a Belgium diver was conducting a seabed study, using sonar scans, in an area between Tabarka and Cap Negro. Jean-Pierre believes the …

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Newbury & District Branch: Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, 30 May 2017

On Tuesday 30th May 2017, several members of the Newbury and District Branch of the Royal Naval Association attended the garden party at Buckingham palace. This garden party was hosted by the Not Forgotten Association and His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales KCVO (Prince Harry), who was the Royal Representative. The music was by …

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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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