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Christopher Howe MBE wrote on January 28, 2019 at 15:02
HI Darren I read your note and request with interest and lots of sympathy but sorry to say that COVENTRY did not have excocet weapons, so at this time I am not too sure which ship you refer to; however, I will endeavour to determine which ship it might have been with the clues you have stated. Good luck with your task and I maybe able help at a later date. Chairman HMS Coventry D118 Ass.
Darren Butler wrote on January 26, 2019 at 16:54
I was hoping that someone may be able to help me with my daughter-in-laws research for her father (deceased 2000). He was a Warfare Communications Officer during the 1970's and early 1980's. The story that has been passed down is he was on the first HMS ship to enter the Suez canal with Exocet missiles aboard. The same ship was hit and damaged/ sunk in the Falkland war. Does anybody know if HMS Coventry was the first HMS ship to enter the Suez canal with Exocet missiles aboard? Any help you can give will be very much appreciated.
Chris Howe MBE wrote on November 14, 2018 at 14:29
Hi Colin, thanks for your email, can you please contact me direct using this email initially so that we can discuss your request. Many thanks Chairman - Chris Howe
Colin Gilbert wrote on November 11, 2018 at 21:49
Please would you consider providing a photograph in the Roll of Honour, of those who died during 1982.
jerr hardy wrote on November 11, 2018 at 13:42
been to guildhall and also put poppy cross on memorial, never forgotten.
Chris Howe MBE wrote on November 7, 2018 at 17:25
Nice one Martin, a few of us will be at the Cenotaph on Sunday in the SAMA 82 platoon, we will remember them as always. yours aye - Chairman
Martin Kirkbride ( the Bi wrote on November 5, 2018 at 09:44
Remembrance Day 2018 Amongst the wreaths laid at Wembury Church (location of the former HMS Cambridge) there will, as in recent years, be a wreath for D118. For the last 4 years this has been laid be my wife Sharron. This year it will be laid by a serving CP0- a a volunteer who has been detailed to the duty from HMS Drake.
Mr Christopher Howe MBE wrote on October 26, 2018 at 15:59
Hi Tim, a very kind offer indeed and as Paul Inman has stated in his recent post, as Chairman, I will contact you off line to arrange it with you. On behalf of myself and my shipmates thank you for thinking of us. BZ Tim Chris Howe MBE Chairman
Paul Inman wrote on October 23, 2018 at 20:10
Hi Tim, Hope you are well? We spoke some years back regard your father Admiral of the Fleet Terence Lewin and your connection with Coventry. Chris Howe the Association Chairman may be the best person regard your kind offer of the photograph; I know they will very much appreciated. Best wishes Paul
Tim Lewin wrote on October 22, 2018 at 10:18
HMS Coventry was launched by my mother at CL Yard in Birkenhead, and commissioned by my father at Portsmouth who later sent her to war; i have photos of both events which you are welcome to load to your site if you give me the facilities to do it. Coventry was very much a "family" ship, her crest hangs on my wall
Chris Howe MBE wrote on September 20, 2018 at 09:28
Shipmates, families and friends of D118 I would like to draw your attention to the 2019 Reunion weekend agenda, all held under the Reunion tab adjacent. Please take a moment to read it and then make your plans to join us, hopefully. Yours aye Chairman
Richard Pearson wrote on August 31, 2018 at 19:24
To be honest and open, I'm after Mr Craig Phillips and not sure how to get in touch with him. I sat next to him for five years at school ... The last time we spoke was a beer in the 3 Tuns... So just wondering after about 25 years he's goong to buy me a beer this time. seriously in my dotage I'm tryimg to reconnect with people thay are special in my life.... that's all
Chris Howe MBE wrote on August 23, 2018 at 19:13
Will pass message on to Craig. Chairman
Richard Pearson wrote on August 22, 2018 at 19:03
To be honest and open, I'm after Mr Craig Phillips and not sure how to get in touch with him. I sat next to him for five years at school ... The last time we spoke was a beer in the 3 Tuns... So just wondering after about 25 years he's goong to buy me a beer this time. seriously in my dotage I'm tryimg to reconnect with people thay are special in my life.... that's all
Paul Inman wrote on June 21, 2018 at 20:38
Dougie, Sorry to hear the news regard Lt/Cdr Walton. My thoughts are with Davids family. RIP.
Chris Howe MBE wrote on June 21, 2018 at 13:14
Shipmates et al Just a quick dit to remind everyone that next year's Remembrance/Reunion will be on Sat 25 May 2019 down in Portsmouth. Same routine as in previous years. We will muster at the Still and West for around 1700 and then parade to the FI Memorial site on the sea wall along the road in Old Portsmouth and after at the GIs Ass on Whaley. I will put up the full agenda later in the year but for now please put this down in your diaries. Finally, I note a few dits just placed on here. It was sad to learn of the passing of my DO David Walton, a nice guy and the only official RN person that came to see me in Haslar whilst recovering..so rest in peace David. Also, on a warmer note it was good to see that Ginge Applegate has found our website. Ginge please consider joining us next year at the reunion on 25 May, would be good to see you again shipmate even though you were Starboard mess! Any questions re any issues please do not hesitate to contact me as always. Take care Chris Howe MBE - Chairman
Dougie Douglas wrote on June 4, 2018 at 20:05
Further to Ginge A's comment, this from the President of the Type 42 Assoc: It is with deep regret and a profound sense of personal sadness that I have to report the death of Lieutenant Commander David Walton (COVENTRY 1982; NEWCASTLE & YORK as SWO(U) to Capt D3) who died peacefully at home last Thursday. David and I joined the Navy together in Sep 1971 and served together on the staff of Capt D3, in the Fish Squadron in the late 1970s and both fought in the Falklands Campaign in 1982. He was a great friend and highly professional warfare officer; while I will miss his company enormously I will remember with fond memories the many years we served together. His death will be a tragic loss for his wife and daughters as well as for his many friends. As yet I do not know of his funeral arrangements etc and will post those details here when they are known. David - you went down to the sea in ships; you served your country in great waters; you have seen the works of the Lord and his wonders in the deep. May you now rest in His peace. PW
Bob 'Ginge' Applegate wrote on June 3, 2018 at 17:11
Hi everyone, I spoke to Paddy Kennedy this afternoon and he passed on the sad news that Lt Cdr D Walton (affectionately known as Trackerball), crossed the bar sometime last week. I thought I should let you all know. R.I. P. Sir.
Steve Blenkharn wrote on May 29, 2018 at 09:21
An enormous thank you to all of the crew of D118 for welcoming me into your march and reunion this year and allowing me to represent CPO Keith Blenkharn - especially Up Spirits - which he would have be looking down on! I feel both humbled and extremely grateful to you all.
Russ Garner wrote on May 26, 2018 at 20:07
Once again, a memorable occasion, loved it. A big thanks to Chris etc Al for the organisation. Cov SCC did a bang up job. Raised some funds for a good cause (glad I'm not married). Looking forward to seeing you all in Pompey.