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Chris Howe MBE

United Kingdom

posted: 16.01.2013 09:40

Shipmates et al

Final confirmation re the Tree and Plaque dedication ceremony to take place at midday on Sunday 10th March 2013 at the NMA in the Naval Review area adjacent to the WRENS Garden. No dress code, outside so dress accordingly, being there to witness is good enough.

No more from me on this event but just to say I hope you will make every effort to join us and also spread the word to others you may be in contact with in case they do not regularly view this website.

See you in March - I hope

Yrs Aye - Chris Howe MBE, Chairman
Chris Howe MBE

United Kingdom

posted: 02.01.2013 09:58

Shipmates et al - 2 Jan 2013

Happy New Year to you all and lets hope it is a prosperous one and that this dit finds you all in good health.

Just a quick note to confirm that the planned dedication ceremony for our tree and plaque at the National Memorial Aboretum is scheduled for Sunday 10th March at around midday. It will be a simple and short service led by myself and our very own \'Bish\' Martin Kirkbride. Specific catering will not be organised etc due to costs but there is of course the local facilities available for any of us to use in the restaurant/cafe visitor centre area where most requirements can be met without prior arrangement.

It would be good to see as many of us there as possible but I do understand the travel issues etc. for such a short service. As long as a few of us are in attendance to witness the dedication that will be fine. Naturally, once I have the precise location details they will be published and then anyone can visit at any time in the coming months and years.

I will place a final agenda here in the next few weeks for those that will be attending.

Meanwhile, take care and be lucky.

Yrs Aye - Chris Howe MBE
Derek Kimber

United Kingdom

posted: 13.12.2012 09:47

On Thursday last week I attended a service of rededication for a copse of Beech trees planted in 1982 to remember those who lost their lives in the Falklands. 258 Beech trees were planted and can be found opposite The Centurian pub on Portsdown Hill facing the harbour from where many of those who died last left. The service was well attended with many veterans present on a really cold morning. The Lord Lieutenant of Hampshie Dame Mary Fagin attended with Civic dignatories from all the neighbouring boroughs and some families of those who died. You might like to take a look when next in the area. Happy Christmas to everyone, see you next year at the reunion in Coventry Regards
Derek Kimber
Chris Howe MBE

United Kingdom

posted: 21.11.2012 09:25

Dear Shipmates et al,

Just a quick dit to let you all know that the initial draft agenda for our 2013 Remembrance/Reunion weekend is now promulgated under the \'Reunion\' tab adjacent. Please take a few minutes to read what we are up to next year on Sat 25th May when it is hoped many of you will come to Coventry and join your fellow shipmates in remembering those we left on patrol over 30 years ago.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions should you have any at this stage.

Also, a couple of photos from this years march at the cenotaph are placed under the Photo Albums tab. 9 ex Covs marched on what was a fine day and a very moving one.

Take care

Yrs Aye

Chris Howe MBE

Chairman HMS Coventry D118 Ass
Mick Daniels

United Kingdom

posted: 17.11.2012 10:15

All our family remembered our lost shipmates on Sunday at our local war memorial - got back home in time to see SAMA parading past the cenotaph - spotted Si Rouse doing an eyes left -so well done all ex -Cov\'s who were on parade.
This week i was able to visit the National Memorial Arboretum and on your behalf placed a small poppy cross both on the Falklands Memorial and on the National Memorial below the names of our fallen shipmates.It was very quiet and peaceful.
Hopefully will see some of you in March at the tree dedication otherwise at the re-union.

regards and Best wishes for the festive period to all ex-Covs and families of our lost shipmates,
Mick Daniels & family