REGULAR readers to the ‘Letters to the Editor’ columns of this newspaper will recall the insertion of a letter of mine, explaining the camaraderie of those who had served in the Royal Navy.

I explained that this could be relived at the various reunions held around the country and that these were listed on the site.

Well thank you to the Echo; you have certainly scored and made a lot of ex servicemen think back again. They have emailed me and the secretaries of various associations have contacted me; consequence?

A lot more reunions have been held and a lot more old shipmates reunited and relived their past experiences.

With Christmas and the New Year celebrations behind us, reunions are again on the agenda, therefore could I ask reunion organisers and secretaries to let me have details of your reunion for listing.

This is a free service and can be done by themselves on site under “Reunions” or by emailing the details to me on

Mike Crowe

RN Shipmates


Isle of Wight