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.
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.
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.
I have been reading through the guestbook and have seen many names that I recognize. I was on this wonderful ship 1979 to 1982 as a PO Gunner and PO of the Fx. As I left the ship just prior to her sailing down south I knew all those that are still on patrol and I always raise a glass to them and a fantastic ship every 25th May. I recently met up with Faz and he put me on to this site, I intend to be a regular visitor to it from now on. Best wishes to all ex D118 ships company where ever in the world you may be.
In my thoughts today, all lost and all affected by this tragic loss. I still remember the day.
Thoughts are with all the ex Cov's and families on this day. Never forgotten.
As the former CO in HMS CLYDE I was privileged to embark some of the Ship's Company of D118 from Pebble Island last Oct to conduct a Remembrance Service at sea over HMS COVENTRY. On the eve of the 36th Anniversary of the loss my thoughts and prays are with the Ship's Company, their family and friends and those still on patrol.
Hi Shipmates. My Commander in Chief has booked us to go to Turkey on the 26th May hence unfortunately I will not be able to make the reunion however I will have a tot on the 25th at 1800 to remember the shipmates still on Patrol. be good to the Pres and March/Bimble correctly.
Just a quick email to say hi to all the Cov's out there, unfortunately I am not able to attend again this year due to work commitments but I will be thinking of you all on the 25th. I am currently onboard Queen Victoria as Safety Trainer so if you know of any Cov's or families due to travel with Cunard let me know. I am meeting up with Bungy Edwards next year in Australia when hopefully he comes onboard for a cruise as my guest. Hope to see you next year. Yours Aye. Trev (Ex Bunting Tosser)
Hi Jack. Lovely to read that a reunion is planned for Pompey. Hope to see you Friday evening. Topsy Turner ex-LS(R)
Hi All Re email addresses,. The memership data in particular email address is getting really poor and therefore you are being kept upto date. Please let me know your active email via “Links” Thanks Craig
Shipmates et al Just a further reminder to let me know any intentions to join us at this year’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
Jack Russell Hope U Fit And Well Have One For Me In Home Club And Park Tavern Shimmo.
Hi, Chris & Val look forward to seeing you all on Friday 25 May in Coventry Best wishes to all
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.
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
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
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 “Curly” 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks shipmates and I hope to see you all soon
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.