A place to socialise with shipmates, present and past


Learn what is happening far and wide in the Mine Warfare fraternity. Browse all our posts and keep up to date with the latest from our membership.


Find out what membership of the Minewarfare Association can offer. In an increasingly impersonal world, The MWA provides friendship and fellowship in a fun friendly atmosphere.


Got any questions or want to share some news or other information? Then why not drop us a line and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.


MWA Ostend weekend 11 – 14 Oct 24

We want your feedback! Experience the magic of a vibrant city on an unforgettable weekend! From charming cobblestone streets to bustling markets and world-renowned cuisine, (and beer! Let’s not forget[…]

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Here since 2008, we have had a lot of fun and made new friends and renewed aquaintences…

Everyone has a story to tell and loves to spin a few dits along the way. Here is ours…

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What we can offer

Being a member is more than just keeping up with old friends…


We have a constitution that sets out how we operate, how decisions are made, and the procedures we follow to ensure calm waters for all. Our members can be assured of a well proven system of organisation and governance.


Friendship often begins as a result of sharing an experience or doing things together. We all went through the similar experiences, and so we work hard at creating the right conditions for that companionship to thrive.


The MWA subscribe to the idea that diversity has the potential to be the source of collective creativity and insight. We above most have see what teamwork and collaboration can bring.


It’s almost impossible to maintain any kind of distance or any sense of social hierarchy when you’re just howling with laughter. Laughter is a force for democracy. — John Cleese


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Joining Details

Shipmates Ahoy!

We endeavour to keep our members informed and never forget our friends and shipmates across our sister organisations. We respect….etc etc


The Conference of Naval Associations (CONA). A growing federation of over 70 like-minded naval associations who believe in working together for the benefit of their members.


With over 20,000 members across 300+ branches in the UK and overseas, we are a family of current and former Naval Service personnel, relatives and supporters of our country’s Royal Navy.


The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community – serving men and women, veterans, and their families.


There are many other associations and organisations of interest, let us know if you think you are of interest…

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Some of our friends…

Visit the web sites of some of our friends. Watch this space for more links in the future…

Vernon Link

Vernon Link tells the story of the Vernon Mine Warfare and Diving Monument. The charity formed to design, construct, install and maintain the monument at the former HMS VERNON.

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The Confederation of Service Charities, provides a single point of contact for interaction with Government, including local government and the Devolved Administrations; with the Royal Household; with the Private Sector; and, of course, with other members of the Armed Forces Community.

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Royal Navy

In times of conflict or peace, the Royal Navy is key to the prosperity of Britain and the stability of the high seas. Explore thier role on the global stage – and see how you can play a part.

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What Our Members Think…

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

When I left the royal navy in 1986, it was like losing part of your family.
More so as I had served in the close-knit world of the Minewarfare Branch from its conception in the 70’s. Then the Minewarfare Association came along, and on joining, it was like going back to my navy days. Meeting and talking with like-minded people and the website also goes a long way to fulfilling the gap. I would recommend any past or present member of the Minewarfare world to join.

Sam Cook

I left the R.N. in 1979 after 17 great years. On leaving the Andrew I felt a sense of loss having left my naval family behind. I joined several naval organisations but none filled the missing gap. That was until I joined the MWA where I met up with a lot of like-minded people, some that I knew from my time in the RN. Also a great many more (a little younger and after my time) that are now good oppo’s. I would highly recommend the MWA. to any serving or ex MW.rates….you won’t be disappointed.

Jan Pearcey

Back in 1997, I as part of PO(MW) 67 Course were tasked with putting on a BBQ for the MW Section in the SR’s Mess of HMS Dryad. We now have a very well respected association, which has been represented around the world, and has a fantastic website full of resources, information and memories keeping our small but essential community in touch, and up to date. It has been a pleasure to be part of the journey, and an honour to serve on some amazing ships, with some outstanding personnel.

John Gunter

Latest News

MWA Ostend weekend 11 – 14 Oct 24

We want your feedback! Experience the magic of a vibrant city on an unforgettable weekend! From charming cobblestone streets to bustling markets and world-renowned cuisine, (and beer! Let’s not forget[…]

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MWA Reunion Weekend 2024 (updated)

We are delighted to announce the dates for this year’s MWA Reunion and Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Maritime Club. Mark your calendars for the dtes given below. We[…]

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MWA Committee Positions

The nominations for the positions of MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY, and SERVING REP are now closed. Unfortunately due to compassionate and welfare  reasons the representative do Membership Secretary has had to pull[…]

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