Author: Robert Dean

The MWA Standard at the Weymouth Armed Forces Day Parade 2019

The MWA Standard was again paraded at the 2019 Weymouth Armed Forces Day Parade. Unfortunately due to a foot injury Topsy Toner, was unable to parade the standard so John (Jan) Harvey stepped into the breach at very short notice. After some intensive training from Topsy Toner and Sam Cook, Jan marched alongside Sam who…
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2019 Edition of the Mine Warfare and Diving Magazine

The 2019 Edition of the MAD Magazine is available to MWA Members in the MWA Library here. The magazine has been made available to the MWA by kind permission of Navy Command and CMFP and the Editorial Staff of MCM2. PLEASE DO NOT POST OR SHARE TO PUBLIC WEBSITES.

Mine Warfare Branch Badge

A Royal Navy Temporary Memorandum (RNTM) was released today (13 Feb 2019) announcing the re-introduction of the Mine Warfare Branch Badge. The branch badge was replaced by the very unpopular Warfare Branch Badge some years ago but after listening to the serving members of the branch who wanted more branch identity to reflect the unique…
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MWA Reunion 2019

Tickets are on sale in the Sweepstore for the 2019 MWA Reunion to be held in the Warrant Officers & Senior Rates Mess, HMS NELSON in Portsmouth on Saturday 23 March 2019. £30 for MWA Members and their spouses/partners and £35 for non MWA Members or guests. Payment by BACs please. IMPORTANT NOTE – ALL…
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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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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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