Read­ers can help re unite for­mer ship­mates

West Lothian Courier - - Courier View -

Many of your read­ers would have served in the Royal Navy and hav­ing left, pos­si­bly quite some time back, are now miss­ing the ca­ma­raderie they had with their old ship­mates. To re­live that ca­ma­raderie and pos­si­bly meet up with their old ship­mates, they should get the monthly mail­ing list of ‘Royal Navy Reunions’ giv­ing the dates, which H.M.Ship’s As­so­ci­a­tion, where it is be­ing held and who to con­tact.

Have a look at www.rn­ship­mates.co.uk and check out the ‘Reunions’ sec­tion, there are cur­rently well over 30.

Reunions list­ings is avail­able by email­ing roy­al­navyre­unions@gmail.com. See where the reunions are be­ing held, and then find out what is in­cluded; such as a visit some­where, a gala din­ner, the ‘tra­di­tional’ tot of Rum on most of them.

Of course the wives and part­ners are not for­got­ten; they meet up at the reunions and have a good time too.

What does it cost? .... NOTH­ING. Noth­ing be­cause the Re­union List­ings are all col­lected, compiled and then sent out by email.

There are no sub­scrip­tions or do­na­tions. But more im­por­tant, it is also thanks to the hun­dreds of lo­cal news­pa­pers, just like this one and oth­ers through­out the UK for print­ing my let­ters and sub­se­quently re­unit­ing ‘Lost Ship­mates’.

Mike Crowe, RN Ship­mates.

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