Unit Reunions 2017


SAMA Wales AGM & Reunion

2nd December 2017

Details to be announced later in the year.

Commemorative 35th Mess Dinner - HMS Collingwood
Friday 9th June 2017

A Mess Dinner to Commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the Falklands War for all those Personnel still serving in the RN/RM who took part in the Campaign will take place on Friday 9 June 2017 in HMS COLLINGWOOD Wardroom.

This will be an all Ranks/Rates event and the only criteria for attendance is possession of the South Atlantic Medal and to still be serving full time or Reserve on any form of Commitment.

Further details of the Dinner, including cost, accommodation, etc, will be issued in due course, but if you are eligible you are strongly encouraged to save the date now.

 Any questions on the event should be forwarded to Cdr N J Hall RN e-mail: neil.hall324@mod.uk or telephone: 023 9272 7142.

HMS Coventry D118 Reunion/Remembrance 2017 – Portsmouth


20th - 21st May 2017

The 2017 HMS Coventry D118 reunion will take place over the weekend of 20/21 May 2017 and will be in Portsmouth/Gosport area.  The reason for holding a second year in a row in Portsmouth is due to the 35th FI Veterans Anniversary Parade in Gosport the same weekend, hence made good sense to be back in Portsmouth for obvious reasons.  The following itinerary has been planned to which, as always, you can join in as much or as little as you would like.  It would of course be great to get as many of us together as possible for the planned activities on this very special 35th year anniversary Remembrance, Reunion and Parade.

2017 Itinerary/Agenda:

Sat 20 May          1715      Muster at Still and West Public House – Old Portsmouth                      Jacket and Tie, Medals

                              1735      Parade under Standard to FI Memorial Site Old Portsmouth

                              1745      Service of Remembrance

                              o/c         (approx. 1815) Disperse and refresh for evening reunion

                              1915      Reunion at GIs Association Club – Whale Island                                       Smart Casual or as reqd.

Sun 21 May           1000    Muster at the Gosport Bus Station (be warned – the last ferry across is 1030)

1100      Service                                                                                                           Jacket and Tie with medals

1140      Gosport Parade via High Street

                              o/c         Reception at Walpole Park, Gosport

                                             o/c Disperse and safe journey home


1.      You will note the Muster on Saturday at 1715 in order to size and settle according in readiness for Super CGI, Eli, to shout at us; I am sure you will all be very proud to once again parade under our own HMS Coventry D118 Standard.

2.      A short order of service will be conducted on the evening at usual site of the FI Memorial in Old Portsmouth.

3.      The RN GIA (Gunnery Instructors Association) are once again kindly providing us with their Association venue for our reunion on the Sat night where a light finger buffet will be provided.

4.      As in previous years, consider bringing a raffle prize.

5.      Please try and support the D118 Platoon for the Gosport Parade on Sunday, 5 years ago we did very well indeed!

6.      If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me; hope to see you in Portsmouth in May 2017.

Chris Howe MBE - Chairman HMS Coventry D118 Association -  cahowe500@gmail.com – 07786 156763


Sixth Hospital Ship Uganda Reunion 2017

11th - 15th May 2017

The Sixth Hospital Ship Uganda Reunion for the 35th Anniversary Year will take place May 11th to 15th 2017 on board P&O Cruise Ship Oriana.

Event open to those who served, sailed or were medically treated on board Her Majesty's Hospital Ship Uganda during the Falklands War.

Further details available from SAMA82 member Mark Trasler, please email him directly at : hugs@traslers.co.uk