In The NewsMay, 2016
The Barrow-in-Furness 2016 Reunioncelebrating 50 years since HMS Resolution's launch
As you all know, on September 15th, 2016, it will be fifty years since HMS Resolution left the slips in Barrow following her launch by Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother.
Taff Kaupa, our Events Manager, has done an amazing job to organise a fabulous reunion for this very special occasion.
Keep the weekend of Friday, September 16th to Sunday, September 18th clear if you want to enjoy:
- Friday's "Meet and Greet" followed by the AGM
- Saturday's tour of "The Yard" care of BAE
- The Remembrance Service at the Barrow Cenotaph on Saturday afternoon
- The formal Dinner on Saturday evening
- Sunday morning's Farewell
Read the latest news about the reunion here.
Election of ChairmanMiles "Sharpy" Sharp is officially elected Chairman
As per the constitution, the position of Chairman was opened for candidates on March 10th and closed on March 31st. With only one applicant proposed (by Richard Berridge) and seconded (by Nick Standen), Miles was elected and has accepted the position. This now awaits ratification before being formally accepted.
He has held the position of Interim Chairman since Matt Wilcock stepped down.
The committee thanks Miles for taking on these duties and offer support for the future.
Election of Members' RegistrarRichard "Chuck" Berridge has been officially elected to this position.
Following Nick's request to be relieved of this position and as per the constitution, the position of Members' Registrar was opened for candidates on March 10th and closed on March 31st. With only one applicant proposed (by Terry Nowell) and seconded (by Miles Sharp) Richard was elected and has accepted the position This now awaits ratification before being formally accepted.
In the position of Treasurer, Richard maintains a database that hold the information on all member subscriptions. It is logical that he now blend that data with the Members' Registrar's database avoiding a great deal of unnecessary duplication and effort.
The committee thanks Nick for his past efforts and Richard for taking on these duties and offer support for the future.
Billy Dobson has been working tirelessly to add to his dit on Reso. He started at what he calls "the sharp end" - the fore end, and he's just finished the Control Room section now.
Terry Nowell has promised to add some spice to the technical side of the Missile Controls and compartment
It's well worth the read to get to know who does what and where on the boat.
The End of An Era?The Breaking Up of HMS Resolution
It has been rumoured for some time that HMS Resolution is in dry dock and is in the process of being disassembled. Repeated attempts to obtain any concrete information have failed so far. If anyone has any information on the subject we would all appreciate any news.
Our Charity of Choice - Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Cancer Support was the choice following concerns of many ex-crewmates surcumming to this deadly disease.
Donations can be made by logging on to the Forum site then clicking on "Donate". Mention that you wish to donate to Macmillan Cancer Support.