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August, 2016One month to the reunion

  • 16 Leaving Vickers Shipbuilding, Barrow-in-Furness, 1967
  • 17 OAP Reunion - Stockport
  • 18 Resolution passing through Devenshire Docks, Barrow-in-Furness
  • 19 National Arboretum, Derby Reunion 28 March, 2011
  • 20 Submariners' Memorial, 2012 Reunion
  • 21 Group Photograph, 2010 Reunion
  • 22 Group Photograph, 1st Reunion
Ray Hunter joins the committee as Vice President.

The 2016 Reunion agenda still stands with Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria attending and BAE Systems, Barrow, offering three events on the Thursday and Friday.
Is HMS Resolution being disassembled? What are your thoughts?

Take a look at Billy's dit on his take on Reso and her crew. Help seriously needed!

Committee position openings:
1. As Miles has stepped up to Chairman, by the constitution, the position of Deputy Chairman falls open.
2. The same is true for the position of Newshound. At the moment, the newsletter is published as the Chairman's Newsletter.
3. And, as always, we are looking for fresh input and thinking. Positions for "Without Portfolio" are vacant.
Please get involved in your association. Contact the Secretary for more information.

The association's shop has reopened with our stock items on sale.
As Billy gets new items they will be added to The Shop for you to see and purchase.

Macmillan Cancer Support - our chartity of choice

Upcoming Events:

See the Committee Calendar for a full listing


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's Dit

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" 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.


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