Month: December 2018

Nightraiders – The Trilogy

‘Nightraiders’, the second volume of the trilogy that started with ‘Home Waters’, is now available to order from the American publisher, Heritage Books at a cost of $80 ($40 plus $40 p&p to the UK). This equates to £63.82 at the current exchange rate. Alternatively, Rob Hoole is selling signed copies for £30 (including £4…
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Membership of The Royal Maritime Club

The Minewarfare Association has used the Royal Maritime Club, formerly the ‘Home Club’, on several occasions for a number of different functions and meetings.  Situated in Queen Street in Portsmouth close to Victory Gate, the club offers a wide range of facilities to members of the Armed Forces and to members of the club itself.…
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HMS VICTORY – MWA Dit Session 9 November 2018

By kind invitation of the MW Senior Rates HMS VICTORY (Joe Lyons, Bunny Warren & Pony Moore), the MWA members were once again, able to enjoy the surroundings and ambience of the Senior Rates Mess onboard. The occasion was attended by several MWA Members, namely, Pete (Taff) Reader, Pete Whitehead, Dixie Dean, David Sandiford, Bill…
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Minewarfare Association National Standard

In 2016 it was suggested by members that the MWA should have its own National Standard.  This was agreed and thanks to Lieutenant Commander Bob Hawkins Royal Navy, a member of the association, the purchase was generously funded by the Masonic Lodge in Queensferry, Scotland in recognition of the long standing links between the lodge…
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MWA 10th Anniversary Reunion Dinner

The 10th Anniversary of the Minewarfare Association was celebrated onboard HMS WARRIOR 1860 in Portsmouth on 24 March 2018. The event took the form of a formal dinner and was attended by over 100 members, wives, partners and guests. The Guests of Honour for the evening were Captain and Mrs Roger Readwin Royal Navy, who…
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