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Chris Howe MBE

United Kingdom

posted: 17.03.2020 10:00

Shipmates, families and friends of D118: It is with great sadness that I have had to take the painful, yet necessary, decision to cancel this years gathering in Coventry on Sat 23 May 2020. I know you will all be well aware of the very recent severity of the restrictions the Government are placing on the whole of the nation due to the Coronavirus. It is the adherance of these 'social' rules that cause this decision to be taken. It is not envisaged social life will change until well into the summer months and perhaps even later into the year. Also, many of us are now of an age and some of us with underlying issues that we must also be mindful of, it would be irresponsible to 'tempt' even the hardiest of our shipmates to a reunion hence the decision albeit a reluctant one, needed to be taken. (no pubs to use anyway) I sincerely hope you will all understand, but most importantly support me in making this call and only hope we all come through this unscathed when we can look forward to our next gathering in 2021. Of course I know you will all join me in raising a glass or three on 25 May at the given time, take care shipmates and stay safe. Email or call me if you need to, no problems with that. Chairman
Jack Russell

United Kingdom

posted: 11.03.2020 16:39

Weekend Shenanigans Dear Shipmates, Families, Friends, Due to the Main event taking place in the City of Coventry this year it gives me great pleasure to announce that the next "Portsmouth "HMS COVENTRY D118 Locals"Reunion/Remembrance weekend will take place Friday 22nd May 2020 till Mon 25th May 2020, late May Bank Holiday. Friday 22nd May 2020 - Commencement with a "Meet & Greet" from 1200Hrs in Ruby's (Royal Standard) which in turn will lead to the usual late nite Curry & Cobra beer extravaganza. Saturday 23rd May 2020 - Starts with a Dinner-Time Sesh starting at the Park Tavern/Ruby's (Type 42 Club-house) All to be Fell-in by 1230 Divisions, Ladies may/will Slip and proceed to Commercial Road for their usual Shopping extravaganza, or they may wish to partake in the Libations. EVENING:- This is a make it your own thing night, with Ship's Company able to do whatever they wish. Sunday 24th May 2020 - The Service of Remembrance will take place at the Falklands Memorial at the "Hot Walls" at Old Portsmouth. Dress Code - Smart and/or Casual, "Come as you are/Feel" 1100 - Muster 1105 - Service of Remembrance Sequence of Events - Address, Roll of Honour, Parting Address. This will be followed by our usual return to the Ponderosa (Home Club/Royal Maritime Club) for a few Libations and Dits. Ship's Company will then be able to Slip & Procede to their destinations. THE ABOVE ITENARY IS PLANNED, TO WHICH, AS ALWAYS, YOU CAN JOIN IN AS MUCH OR AS LITTLE AS YOU WOULD LIKE. If anyone has any questions please do not hesitate to contact me 07907-822-024. Thanks in advance Yours Aye Jack Russell "Fortis Fert Securitatum"

United Kingdom

posted: 23.12.2019 16:01

Merry Christmas shipmates From D118 Memsec
Steve Shimmo Shimmens

United Kingdom

posted: 12.12.2019 14:23

Merry Xmas Happy New Year To All Members The D118 Club.
Martin Kirkbride

United Kingdom

posted: 30.11.2019 10:04

Missing Shipmate:In my RNA Bish role I've been asked to help trace Ex CPO Ray Galeozzie of HMS Coventry(Falklands?) believed to have once resided in the Minehead /Somerset Area. If you have any or background on this individual please contact me asap