In The NewsUpdated August 11th, 2016
Welcome to Commander Ray Huntertaking the seat of Vice President on the committee
Prefering to be called Ray, he has joined the committee to work with David Tall, our President, who is in the process of relocating. He will provide his knowledge and guidance to the committee, and will promote the association whenever possible.
Ray served for two periods on Resolution joining as Navigations Officer (NO) and leaving as Executive Officer (XO). Some background can be found here.
We look forward to a long and rewarding relationship with him.
2016 Reunion, Barrow-in-Furnesscelebrating 50 years since HMS Resolution's launch
The arrangements for the reunion are now well in place with details of the BAE Systems visits, the AGM, the Cenotaph Remembrance Service, and the Formal Dinner being resolved.
We are communicating with Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria, Mrs. Claire Hensman, who will be attending both the Barrow Park Cenotaph Remembrance Ceremony and the formal evening dinner as our guests of honour.
Other guest include:
- The Mayor of Barrow
- The Padre
- Mrs. Elma Henry, widow of Capt. Mike Henry, our first captain
- Commander and Mrs. Hunter
The updated details for the Association scheduled events and the BAE offered support events can be found here.
As you already 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.
So Martin (Taff) Kaupa, our Events Manager, has arranged the weekend of Friday, September 16th to Sunday, September 18th as a celebration of this milestone event.
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.
Billy Dobson put great effort into starting the dit on Reso. Now Miles, Matt, and Terry have added in their own way. But we have come to a time when we need your support. He started at what he calls "the sharp end" - the forend, and we've wondered though to the control room but haven't gone any further.
If anyone could add some details on the missile compartment and aft it would help us complete the project. It doesn't matter how much you write just that you do. So, please send your dits to secretary "at" hmsresolution.org.uk replacing the "at" with @ of course.
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.