Category: News

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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Get Ready…

Only 43 days to go before the 2019 Reunion. Have you bought your ticket? What more could you want that a night out with like minded mates so head to the Sweep Store now and get your tickets. You know it makes sense! Prior to the event our Annual General Meeting will be held. This…
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MWA Dit Sessions – Spring 2019

Guys, building on the good support and variety of sessions last term, below are the dates and meeting places to start off the Spring 2019 programme. As always the aim of these sessions is to build upon one of our main MWA objectives “To promote links and maintain comradeship between members keeping the Minewarfare Spirit…
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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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