Reuniting Royal Navy shipmates

Royal Air Force Harrier GR7,  from 1 Squadron, being launched from the deck of  HMS Illustrious.
Royal Air Force Harrier GR7, from 1 Squadron, being launched from the deck of HMS Illustrious.
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This is a big thank you to this newspaper, who, along with other local newspapers across the UK, printed a letter of mine recently, explaining that the best way for those who have served in the Royal Navy to find their old shipmates, was to get in touch with their old Ship’s Association and attend one of the reunions, this would almost certainly lead to reliving the camaraderie they once knew.

Well, thanks to you, the response has been terrific, at the moment I have over 60 Royal Navy Ship’s Association Reunions listed, complete with the first point of contact. (This alone could be an old shipmate!)

I have to say ‘a big thank you’ to all local newspapers.

If any ex Royal Navy reader missed the first letter, drop me an email mike.crowe1@btinternet.com or royalnavyreunions@gmail.com with brief details of your service and who you are looking for and from which ship, and I will send the latest list through, along with the latest monthly news sheet full of messages.

This goes to over 400 Ship’s Associations and Royal Naval Association Branches.

All done by email so no printing, stationery, or postage and subs. etc

And if you served on one of the Twelve Blackwood Class Frigates, it looks as if a new Association is starting for those.

Get your name on the list. (Again no subs).

Thank you local newspapers.

If you want attention and action, write to “Letters to the Editor”

I wonder if you know just how much you are read!

Mike Crowe

Isle of Wight