Newssheet 2

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May
16

Newssheet 2 is now in the members area (without attachments)

Lieutenant Commander (A) S Dowle TD RNVR

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May
16

We are saddened to advise that we have learnt from his daughter that Sam has recently passed away. He was 94 and one of the Club’s Fleet Air Arm members.
Members may recall that during BOA 70 the Club was well represented by BBC television and Sam, together fellow Sea Urchins, John Felice, Charles Gough and Jack Thomas were interviewed during our monthly luncheon at the time. Sadly they are no longer with us.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Lieutenant Geoff Loram RN

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May
7

It is with regret that we have learnt of the death on Tuesday of Geoff Loram, one of our members and Past President in 1994.

VE Day

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May
6

We are unfortunately not able to celebrate VE Day at our May lunch but we will remember the sacrifices, many ultimate, that led to that day 75 years ago.

We will remember on Friday in our own ways and again when we can all meet up.

HMS BRERETON

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May
5

A new photo has been posted in the Image Gallery of the ship dated about 1982.

Bob Johnson

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May
2

It is with regret that we have learnt of the death in early April of Bob Johnson.
Bob was the Head Shipkeeper/Head of MOD Guard service at HMS EAGLET for many years particularly at Prince’s Dock.
He was a cheerful man with a real “can do” attitude to making things work to best advantage for the RNR and many former Staff and Reservists we know will be saddened by this news.
Our thoughts are with his wife Irene and family at this time.

Captain J E Felice VRD* ADC JP RNR

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April
29

We are sorry to advise that we have more sad news. We have heard from the family that John died this morning after a short period of being unwell. He was 96.

John was a Past President (2006) and until recently a regular attendee to our monthly lunches.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.

Lieutenant Commander David H Campbell RD RNR

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April
29

We regret to announce the death of David Campbell, a long standing member of the Club and a stalwart of our monthly lunches until quite recently.

David was also President in 1981.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and we will celebrate his life once lunches are resumed.

Review of the Reserve Forces’ & Cadets’ Associations 2019

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March
28

Members may wish to peruse this publication, particularly those with an interest in the Cadet Forces, but do bear in mind it is a large document!

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/review-of-the-reserve-forces-cadets-associations-2019

CORONAVIRUS

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March
18

We are all aware of the rapidly changing situation regarding the spread of the above virus and its seriousness. We are particularly conscious of those of our membership who are considered to be at risk of contracting the virus and the significant restrictions that are being applied to public gatherings, large and small, in an endeavour to contain the virus.

HMS Eaglet have advised us that whilst the building currently remains open, the RNR have moved to another phase and that vulnerable groups are not to attend or be within the Unit.

As you are aware, demographically a large number of our members fall into that category!

The Officers of the Committee, following this advice and that announced by the Government and Health Authorities and acting in the best interest of our membership, are suspending our monthly lunches until advised that we may safely resume. We will also suspend committee meetings until further notice and make alternative arrangements to ensure the business of our Club continues efficiently, using electronic means of communication.

Meanwhile we propose to keep you updated on a regular basis, both on the web-site and email. For those who don’t have access to email we will mail updates to you.

Your support, cooperation and understanding for the measures we are taking will be much appreciated in these very uncertain times.