the Secretary of any change of address, telephone number, e-mail or any other
If you inform the Secretary that you are ex directory for either your telephone or address then it will not be divulged to anyone.
We have received the following letter from new member Mr. Alan Parker:-
I was hoping someone would be able to help me to find out anything about
I was a prodigy of his prior to me leaving the service and I encouraged
him to become an SR rating. I left the service 1956 and David became
anSR in 1957 and he left the service in 1981 as a FCPO (SR).
If he is still around, I would very much like to contact him.
Alan Parker “Lincs.”
If anyone knows anything about David then please contact the Secretary who
will put you in touch with Alan (or you can get his details from the directory).
South Atlantic Medal
Some of you may have heard the announcement that the qualifying period for the award
of The South Atlantic Medal has been extended to 21st October 1982.
This may well mean that HMS Hecate Ships Company may qualify. (See below)
The qualifying period for the award of the South Atlantic Medal without the rosette
will be extended from 12th July to 21 October 1982. The original decision to end the
qualifying period on the 12th July 1982 was taken too hastily: those who served beyond
that date experienced both risk and rigour until the airfield at Mount Pleasant was
completed on 21st October .
As HMS Hecate arrived in the war zone on the 19 August 1982, it’s possible the ships
company who served from 19th August 1982 until 21st October 1982 may qualify for
this medal. They will (individually) have to fill out the form on the Veterans UK web
site after the 1st October 2014.
The following correspondence has been received from the Liaison Officer for HMS Enterprise, Lt. P. J. Kelly RN.
There has been a bit of a delay getting them on so please accept our apologies and enjoy.
The tree and plaque sponsored by the Association and the Hydrographic Department
at the National Memorial Arboretum.
I received an e-mail from Gordon Smith at naval-history.net which may interest some of you:-
I have a link to you under Naval Associations at http://www.naval-history.net/indexlink-aMAIN.htm
Would you like to add a link back to www.naval-history.net? We include all RN casualties 1914 to 2008.
A selection of logos are attached.
You might like to know that we include a page on hydrographic work in the RN by Lt Cdr Geoff Mason at
http://www.naval-history.net/xGM-Tech-HydrographicSurvey.htm plus detailed ship histories of HMS COOK, DALRYMPLE,
DAMPIER, OWEN and FRANKLIN listed towards the end of http://www.naval-history.net/xGM-aContents.htm
Thanks and best wishes
Naval History is now also linked on the link page.
The following e-mail was received recently by the Secretary:-
From: terry dukes
Sent: Sunday, September 05, 2010 4:41 AM
Subject: H.M.S. Dampier
I am an ex-dockie from Portsmouth now living in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah ,(Borneo) Malaysia.
I spend most of my free time tracking down shipwrecks around these parts (mainly Japanese from WWII)
and I have just come
across that HMS Dampier was stationed in these waters during the 50's and
surveyed a few wrecks.
Would you know how I could possibly get hold of any of her findings or any crew members who were around in those days.
Mike Wigg, whose father served onboard HMS Challenger, has posted a website
containing some of his father‘s photographs from Challengers 1950 – 1952 survey of the Pacific.
Visit the site at:- http://web.me.com/mikewigg/HMS_Challenger/Welcome.html
The following Links were kindly sent by Millar Telfer ( X LRO (T) Hecate 70 – 72 )
Another Link worth looking at: Could this really be the Beagle????
The Association has had a request from someone looking for a David Oldnall who is believed to have served onboard
HMS Bulldog , or a ship of that class. Anybody who has any information or who feels they can help in any way please
Contact the Secretary.
Federation of Naval Associations
For further information
about the F.N.A. or to join
SAMA & FVF
The South Atlantic Medal
Tel: 01495 741592
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