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Mick Braid

United Kingdom

posted: 05.06.2012 19:42

Dear all it is with great sadness that i have to inform you all that Captain Chris Burne died this weekend. A great man a gentleman and a great friend he will be greatly missed, my thoughts are with Belinda, Toby and laura
Rocky Hudson

United Kingdom

posted: 04.06.2012 17:30

I would just like to add my dit to all the other entries here. Thank you Chris and the association committee for putting in so much effort to ensure this 30th reunion went well. You all clearly worked hard to ensure a smoothly run and memorable weekend.

As you will all know by now I have now handed over the Treasurers job to Brian “Smudge” Smith who will do a fantastic job I am sure, and assist in taking the association to the next level. Thanks to everyone for their support and guidance while I held the position.

Finally, I would just like to say what an honour it was to march through Old Portsmouth with my Coventry shipmates. I honestly feel proud to be a part of this second family.

Best wishes to all.

Dave Nuttall


posted: 01.06.2012 11:57

Mark - pse drop me an email at
Damien Burke

United Kingdom

posted: 30.05.2012 22:30

Photos from Sunday in Gosport now up in the photo album too.
Mark Whitney

United Kingdom

posted: 30.05.2012 20:51

I would just like to echo everyone's sentiments to an excellent reunion. Regrettably I have kept my distance for a good number of years. I will now honour my obligations going forward and look forward to next year. I am gutted that I was unaware that Stephen Tonkin's family were there and I didn't know. We worked together on 'Chippy's Party'. He is forever in my thoughts. I managed to get around a few people to distribute a couple of signals that haven't seen the light of day for nearly 30 years. One from Broadsword laying a wreath near Pebble Island one year on and another announcing that Navy divers had lowered the battle ensign, again from around the same time. If you would like a copy of them please let me know and I will scan them and send by email.
I look forward to our reunion next year.