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mick daniels

United Kingdom

posted: 16.10.2014 16:27

Rev Martin, hi and good luck in the new post.
Rather frustratingly I have been in Coventry all week on a course and left early day to head back home! - Unfortunately i was not aware of the events taking place otherwise I would have certainly tried to attend. Chris and team it would be good if we were aware of such things in the future where their is the obvious link and like the previous 'Coventry old hands' did with us although not formal we had a good relationship,where we were able to invite them to certain events or on board on anniversaries etc.
Link to BBC news report on event below.
regards and best wishes to all ex-Covs

Mick (jack)Daniels ickshire-29640992
Chris Howe MBE

United Kingdom

posted: 13.10.2014 14:44

Shipmates et al

Just a few things by way of update:

First of all I would like to wish Martin K, (Sin Bosun) on behalf of all of us, good luck with his pending move to a new position down south and back into a true navy neck of the woods; I am in no doubt he will do well there. Of course we will still see him each year at our annual gatherings, I hope! So good luck shipmate.

Secondly, just to let you all know that I am now working on next year's reunion/remembrance day in Coventry. I now have agreement for our church service at the Holy Trinity (1800)and then afterwards at the local home of the Cov RNA at the Warwick club. Once I finalise these details a full agenda for Sunday 24th May 2015 will put up on this website under the reunion tab.

Meanwhile, I look forward to meeting some of you at the Remembrance Parade in London in November.

Any questions - call me.

Yours Aye - Chairman
Rev Martin Kirkbride

United Kingdom

posted: 12.10.2014 17:15

Draft Chit: I will be moving on from Coventry Cathedral on 20th October to be vicar St Werburgh's Church Wembury, Plymouth. (parish is former site of HMS Cambridge) Any ex D118's in the Devonport area always welcome to drop by the vicarage for liquid refreshments.

My Last duty in Coventry is 16th Oct.when HMS Diamond is hosted at the cathedral following their being granted Freedom of the City. On the day before, in a quiet and unpublicised simple act of remembrance crew members of Diamond will lay a wreath at the D118 ROH in Holy Trinity Church.

Martin Kirkbride, Sin Bosun.

United Kingdom

posted: 22.09.2014 18:54

I was wondering if anyone has a photo of WEA ian (stumpy) williams. I was his girlfriend at the time when he died. I only had a few pictures of him and unfortunately during a recent house move a box containing those photos has been lost. Although I moved on with my life, I have never forgotten him as he is always in my prayers
Paul (Tommo) Tomlinson

United Kingdom

posted: 19.09.2014 19:33

I have just seen the message where there is a request for a photo of Foxy Fowler. An extremely well remembered and respected one of our number who is so sadly missed. Alas I am unable to provide a photo. But I wish I could and it has set me wondering why we don't set about trying to include photos in our roll of honour. As we all get older perhaps photos will assist our memories. While we're at it. Perhaps we should compile a 'rogues gallery' of all of us who have served in Cov in our Photo album? After all... That's what photo albums are for. are'nt they?