HMS Coventry Reunion 2017 - Portsmouth
Dear Shipmates, Families and Friends
As your D118 Association Chairman it once again gives me great pleasure to announce that the 2017 HMS Coventry D118
reunion will take place over the weekend of 20/21 May 2017 and will be in Portsmouth/Gosport area. The reason for holding a
second year in a row in Portsmouth is due to the 35 th FI Veterans Anniversary Parade in Gosport the same weekend, hence made
good sense to be back in Portsmouth for obvious reasons. The following itinerary has been planned to which, as always, you can
join in as much or as little as you would like. It would of course be great to get as many of us together as possible for the
planned activities on this very special 35th year anniversary Remembrance, Reunion and Parade.
|2017 Itinerary||Dress code|
|Sat 20th May||1715||Muster at Still and West Public House - Old Portsmouth||Jacket and Tie, Medals|
| ||1735||Parade under Standard to FI Memorial Site Old Portsmouth|| |
| ||1745||Service of Remembrance|| |
| ||o/c||(approx 1815) Disperse and refresh for evening reunion|| |
| ||1915||Reunion at GIs Association Club - Whale Island||Smart Casual or as reqd.|
|Sun 21st May||1000||Muster at the Gosport Bus Station (be warned - the last ferry across is 1030)||Jacket, Tie and Medals|
| ||1100||Service|| |
| ||1140||Gosport Parade via High Street|| |
| ||o/c||Reception at Walpole Park, Gosport|| |
| ||o/c||Disperse and safe journey home|| |
- You will note the Muster on Saturday at 1715 in order to size and settle according in readiness for Super CGI, Eli, to
shout at us; I am sure you will all be very proud to once again parade under our own HMS Coventry D118 Standard.
- A short order of service will be conducted on the evening at usual site of the FI Memorial in Old Portsmouth.
- The RN GIA (Gunnery Instructors Association) are once again kindly providing us with their Association venue for our
reunion on the Sat night where a light finger buffet will be provided.
- As in previous years, consider bringing a raffle prize.
- Please try and support the D118 Platoon for the Gosport Parade on Sunday, 5 years ago we did very well indeed!
- If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me; hope to see you in Portsmouth in May 2017.
Chris Howe MBE, Chairman HMS Coventry D118 Association - 07786 156763