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Chris Howe MBE wrote on April 20, 2018 at 08:08:
Shipmates et al Just a further reminder to let me know any intentions to join us at this yearโ€™s remembrance service and reunion in Coventry on Friday 25 May. Please let me know by email or text or call with numbers in your party. List is growing nicely See you soon Yours aye - Chairman
Steve Shimmens wrote on April 3, 2018 at 10:11:
Jack Russell Hope U Fit And Well Have One For Me In Home Club And Park Tavern Shimmo.
Valerie Pollard wrote on March 31, 2018 at 15:03:
Hi, Chris & Val look forward to seeing you all on Friday 25 May in Coventry Best wishes to all
Jack Russell wrote on March 28, 2018 at 13:33:
Dear Shipmates, Families and Friends Folks, Due to the Main Event taking place in Coventry this year; It gives me great pleasure to announce that the next "Portsmouth Locals" HMS Coventry D118 Reunion/Remembrance weekend will take place on Friday 25th May 2018; (25th May 2018) Commencement with a Meet & Greet Session (I shall be in attendance from 1430 Hrs) in the "PONDEROSA" Home Club/Maritime Club in Queen Street, Portsmouth (Near the Hard) followed by the Usual Curry and Cobra session later on in the evening. Saturday 226th May 2018 is a Dinner-Time Sesh, starting at the Park Tavern (Type 42 Association Club-House) All to be Fallen-in for 1230 Divisions, Ladies will/may Slip and Proceed to Commical Road for a Shopping Extravaganza, or they may wish to partake in the Libations. Saturday Evening is a Make it your own thing night, with Personnel able to do whatever they may wish. Sunday 27th May 2018. The Service of Remembrance will take place at the Falklands Memorial at Old Portsmouth. Dress code: Smart and/or Casual "Come as you are/Feel". 1100 Muster 1100 Service of Remembrance. Address Bugler Roll of Honour Parting Address This will be followed by our Return to the Ponderosa for a few Libations, and Personnel will then be able to Slip & Proceed to their destinations. The following itinerary is planned to which, as always, you can join in as much or as little as you would like. If anyone has any questions please do not hesitate to contact me; hope to see you in Sunny Pompey on 25th May 2018. PLEASE PLEASE let me know if you wish to attend as I need Numbers for myself to Print up the Order of Service that I have written for issuing at the Muster. Thanks in Advance. Yours Aye Jack Russell. Fortis Fert Securiatum.
Chris Howe wrote on March 28, 2018 at 06:07:
Shipmates et al Would you please let me know by email or text etc if you intend attending the reunion in Coventry on Friday 25 May. All details on the reunion tab adjacent. Let me know numbers in your group as well in order for me to assess catering needs. A small raffle prize as always would be appreciated. See you in May, best wishes to you all whatever you are up to. Yours aye - Chairman 07786 156763
Guy Tindall-Jones wrote on March 12, 2018 at 20:55:
Son of SLT Lee D JONES now Tindall-Jones, I'm honoured to brief HMS Coventry for my presentation on my Leading Rate Leadership Course which I'm on right now and continue in the fleet as a LS AWW Thank you for your Service Guy Tindall-Jones
David Wood wrote on February 13, 2018 at 17:29:
I have received a forwarded email regarding the passing of "Curly" Hale. From:- Nena Mason stepdaughter of ex-CPO(Ops)(R) 'Curly' Hale, Coventry Survivor: My stepdad Richard โ€œCurlyโ€ Hale unfortunately passed away 2/2/2018. I would love to give him a good send off. He served on HMS Coventry in the Falklands, and was injured on that fateful day. He spent the last of his time before retirement on HMS Glasgow. Ironically he passed away in a hospital in Coventry. His funeral is the 12/3/18 at 13:30 at Nuneaton Crematorium followed by the wake at Nuneaton Rugby Club which is just over the road.
Trev Trevarthen wrote on February 3, 2018 at 19:12:
Good day Covs, hope you are all well. Can anyone help me please, does anyone remember an RP onboard Coventry 80 to 82, he left before the Falklands, called NEVEY. His daughter is on my ship and she told me her dad was a Radar on HMS Coventry before joining Invincible. If you have any dits or even better photos please send them to my works address Thanks shipmates and I hope to see you all soon
Chris Howe wrote on December 30, 2017 at 15:42:
Shipmates et al Just using this opportunity to wish all my shipmates, families and friends of HMS Coventry D118 a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year. I hope to see many of you once again at our reunion in 2018 which will take place on Friday 25 May 2018 in Coventry. Best wishes to you all Chris Howe MBE Chairman D118 Ass.
Buck Taylor wrote on December 25, 2017 at 11:51:
Happy Christmas to all my old shipmates and to the families of those still on patrol.They are always in my thoughts
Andy Anderson wrote on December 18, 2017 at 20:46:
Hi, I am looking to contact Steve Dawson's parents, Thomo (POCA) and Andy Urban (CA). If you could pass on my email address I would be grateful.
steve shimmo shimmens wrote on December 15, 2017 at 10:54:
merry xmas happy 2018 to all.
Dougie Douglas wrote on November 21, 2017 at 17:03:
Dave Nunn CHOPS(R) in 1982 - I've received notice via Facebook that Dave Nunn crossed the bar on 14th November. He was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in May. Funeral arrangements are: Iโ€™ve received details of Daveโ€™s funeral. His wife (Judith) has asked to be informed of anyone else who plans to attend as currently they are only expecting family. Tony Paine intends to go and if anyone else plans to attend could you let him know and he will pass on details to Judith Funeral will be held on Wed 29th Nov, 1100 at Alford Crematorium Lincolnshire.
Dougie Douglas wrote on November 21, 2017 at 16:57:
Jane - Bones was the nickname of Lee Collier, LS(M) onboard. I've looked on Facebook for him but the closest I can find is someone who looks very like him but is too young to be him, so I'm guessing it's his son (also named Lee).
Jane Radley wrote on November 20, 2017 at 01:25:
Hello I'm related to Steve (chuck) Berry who I believe was a gunner who was on HMS Coventry during the Falklands conflict. Recently after a few whiskeys he started talking about someone called 'Bones'? Can anyone enlighten me with a name? Kind Regards
John Crowley wrote on November 16, 2017 at 01:53:
I am looking for Keith Harker from the Coventry crew. I knew him on Ascention Island.
Simon 'Molly' Sugden wrote on November 14, 2017 at 22:57:
Hi Shipmates Just wanted to let everybody know that John Mew(Clubz) is raising money for two charities by doing the SAS selection run over the Brecon Beacons anyone wishing to support his efforts please see below extract from his Facebook page Thank you for looking at my Virgin Justgiving page. I am attempting to complete the 24k Fan Dance race (SAS selection route) over the Brecon Beakons for 2 charities. This is a difficult challenge and I'll have to push myself "To The Limit and Beyond" I hope you support my efforts for 2 worthy Charities. Please if you feel able could you share my page Thanks
pamela wrote on September 7, 2017 at 09:42:
I am John Hemmings sister and I just found out this morning from Johns daughter Louise the address of this site and the first name I recognise on the roll of honour is KYE BEN KWO the laundry man. John got very emmotional when he told me about Kye and then true to form down came this invisible barrier. I suppose it must be hard to talk to people who have not been a part of that trauma.Post Trauma Stress Syndrome was something I had'nt heard of.I have heard so many times talking about things helps but how do you talk about things when you dont have the words. Your just a ball of feelings that just gets bigger (that is from the outside is what seemed to be happening to John) and the more he tried to achieve a sustainable independant future for himself and his family the bigger and more apparent it became that something was staying with John and becoming more and more of a distraction to Johns future ambitions. Sometimes I felt he was on a treadmill going faster and faster like he was running from something getting busier and busier but the PTSS (now we know what it was) invaded everything. His work his relationships. I am so glad more is known about this condition but it does'nt help me the world is not the same without my brother.
Paul Inman wrote on September 6, 2017 at 19:33:
It is with great sadness that I have been told that our shipmate Chris โ€˜Higgyโ€™ Higginson crossed the bar on Saturday 2nd September 2017. Higgyโ€™s funeral will be on 18th September at 11:30 at The Oaks Crematorium, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 5NA. RIP in peace my friend.
Simon 'Molly' Sugden wrote on August 27, 2017 at 16:08:
Hi Shipmates Hope everybody is well and enjoying the Bank Holiday. I just wanted to let all ex Cov members that then went on to serve in HMS Nottingham that there is a planned reunion 35 years on, the date is 18th May 2018 and is taking place in Nottingham. If anybody would like further details please contact me 07727 123231 and I will put you in contact with the organiser. There is also an fb page HMS Nottingham 1st Commission Many thanks Simon