served on the Cov 3q mess as a gunner AB(M), was great to see some old faces down at the reunion summer 2002, Simon Rouse, Doc savage, Stevie Inglby,etc hope to see you in 2003 regards, Simon (Stan),
I had the honour of carrying out part of the weapon tuning at Cammel Laird shipyard. It was a real experience, especially during the strikes! A great ship
Ex Cov’s & 3Q Mess where are you? Come on guys; let’s get back together for a re-union. I am sure there are plenty out there willing to make the effort – time is moving on and life is too short. Let’s get together this year for a few beers and a few ‘black cats – When I was on the Coventry’. Made it to the Cenotaph last November with the South Atlantic Medal Association. Simon Rouse and Boris of 3Q fame were there! We had a good day, remembered lost shipmates, swung the lamp and talked ‘Jack’, took the piss out the Paras (a great bunch of guys who had me in stitches with there old stories) and drank loads of beer. May be 2003 will be the year?
Nice to find the site. Maybe now I can get to the reunions
I came across the site by accident ,I served on the Coventry as an A/B(s) from 1978-Dec 1980 would love to hear from anyone who remembers me ,brilliant site,if there are any more reunions I would love to hear about them, it would be great to get in touch with some of the lads again.
served on the "Cov" prior to the Falklands what a great site all the best
This web site was forwarded to me and I am so glad that I visited. Always remember the 25th May and remember 'Old Ships' and 'Older Shipmates'. Will be in UK sometime in 2003 and would like to catch up with some old oppo's.
I was an AB(R)down south and a proud member of not only the Coventry but the Tadjerhawk Squadron as well! A Top site which I will visit frequently and if any old shipmates remember me (Higgy) drop me an e-mail. Regards.
Does anyone know the whereabouts of AB(R) Ross 'Spider' Webb who came from Hove near Brighton? He served on Cov from late '81 til 1982?
Firstly, congratulations to Damien for a fantastic site.Well done. Its good to see so many familiar names of friends and colleagues who i had the pleasure of serving with.(79-82) I was only told of the site by a friend who came across it by accident, could it be promoted more? Navy News, local papers etc. I could not make this years reunion in Chatham, was there another reunion as well back in June at Sultan? Jack Daniels ex-AB(S) 3Q Mess - Locker 252(still got my keys too!)
Does anyone know the whereabouts of Eddie Cambell? He was on the Cov with me prior to the Falklands but he stayed on there and went down South. He was an A/B (M). Remember the Casual Onlookers!!!
We're making a 30 minute film about the pilgrimage to Falklands in November. Are there any survivors from BBC South region who are going?? Please contact me at email adres or 023 80 374 303 Many thanks freddie Rostand
Just happened to surf by and found this exciting website. Already bookmarked it and will be back!
Fond memories of a great ship, great skipper and great shipmates.
What an excellent site. I served on Cov before the Falklands but was down there on glasgow and still remember each year the shipmates we lost Yours aye Pete Burnett
A fine tribute to a very brave bunch of men and a very brave 42. Thank you.
wes cowan here leaving a message on behalf of my brother paddy cowan ex stoker pre falklands.anyone who remembers him can pass on any messages and i will be glad to pass them on to him he said he was an all round good egg but i would like to hear from anybody that knows different
A great site At last a site dedicated to the ship i served on as a stoker. Keep it going Les
First may i say what a fitting site this is. Secondly does anyone know the wherabouts of Giani Codognotto (probably the wrong spelling!) He left the mob around 1990'ish and went to OZZ. He left as an LRO(T)but was probably only an RO when on the Cov during the war. If anyone remembers him or knows of his whereabouts this would be great. Many thanks in advance.
god bless all of the sailors of the royal navy and let this serve as a reminder that our true friends are the white english speaking people of the world with some exceptions of course.