H.M.S. President, London Division RNR
72 St Katherine’s Way
HMS Chrysanthemum with whalers for the Shipmongers Cup, foreground, HMS President astern, 8th November 1987, happy days.
A sad loss the scrapping of the Chrysanthemum, the President lives on.
The Royal Naval Reserves celebrated 100 years in 2003. http://www.rnr100.com/
An excellent book to commemorate the Centenary of London Division RNR, has been compiled by CPO Mike Weight.
If you would like a copy, please contact him at Wilmsey@aol.com HMS President London Division RNR, address above.
The Chiefs and Petty Officers Mess invited, Admiral of the Fleet, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, as the guest of Honour, for the Mess Dinner celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Royal Naval Reserves.
I managed to capture, a few autographs, of those attending.
Sadly Lord Mountbatten was murdered by the IRA 27th August 1979
Congratulations to our Canadian Shipmate Al Simpson from Halifax Nova Scotia
Al has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his exchange duty and service time with the London Division RNR HMS President, he was the first candidate and laid the foundations for many more to follow to Royal Naval Reserve Units Worldwide.
Al with Lord Louis Mountbatten, Al with Cdr (S) Brian Cole, Al with Supply Officer and POSA Smith.
Commodores Divisions, The Temple Gardens, opposite the H.M.S. President, May 1978
Royal Arthur Chief Petty Officer's Leadership Course 19th May 1975
P. Burch (Tyne), A. McAlynn (Forth), K. Horspool (Solent), B. Lockyer (London), F. Hoy (Solent), J. Harrison (Forth), J. Rose (???),
D. Petford (Birmingham), M. Brown (Clyde), G. Smith (Solent) J. Frame (Clyde)
H. Davison (Tyne), A. Dryburgh (Tyne), G. Foxall (Tyne), R. Harper (Preston), D. Peckham (Sussex), J. White (Tyne), J. Lee (Forth),
J. Page (Mersey), D. Currie (Forth), T. McCoy (Ulster),
P. Burden (Severn), E. Evans (Severn), J. Nesbitt (Tyne), M LangBridge (Severn), M. Chime ( Severn), Lt. D. Bell RN (C.O.),
CPO R. Robinson (Instructor), R. Hall (Mersey), C. Hutchison (Mersey), G. Calderbank (Mersey), F. Everett (Sussex).
My old shooting oppo, John Lee, from Dumfries, is fourth from the right, middle row.
Where are you now, John.????
September 20th 1976, H.M.S. Fittleton collided with H.M.S. Mermaid,
whilst doing a R.A.S. and sank.
This Stained Glass Window, a Tribute to our lost shipmates.
Can be seen on the drill deck at H.M.S. President.
I regret to announce that Lt. Cdr. 'Jan' Causley RNR, crossed the Bar in 2004
We will remember them.
The Royal Australian Naval Reserves donated a £1000.00 worth of .50 pence pieces to be sold and the proceeds to go to the Fittleton Fund
I bought one each for myself, my wife and children.
H.M.S. Fittleton, a beautiful tribute, by the " Ton " Class Association.
Fittleton's lifebelt on display, Drill Deck HMS President
Memorial Plaques in Fittleton Parish Church
Fittleton capsized Mermaid nearby
Fittlton being uprighted at Den Helder Netherlands
Fittleton afloat at Den Helder
Fittleton arriving home at Chatham
Royal Naval Reserves, Long Range Small-Bore Rifle Team 1973
CPO Barry Lockyer, London, CPO??, Leeds, CPO Wilf Phillips, Bristol, Lt Cdr Graham Kershaw, Mersey, Lt Cdr Leo Hurley (Manager), Cardiff, CPO Nick Carter, Sussex, AB Jim Turk, Sussex, PO ??, Mersey,
CPO Alf Paddon, LT ??, Southampton, LT Pauline?, Southampton, LT Lynne Kershaw, Mersey, CPO Keith Gough. Tayside.
HELP. fill in the ????'s for me
C.P.O.S.A.(S) D. J. (Dudley) Banger (Courtesy of Navy News)
Dudley was my boss when I joined the RNR