Category: News

Reunion Cancelled!

Gentlemen, I am sure that you have all been watching the news lately and are fully aware of the situation regarding Covid 19.  As a result of this activity,  the Naval establishments in Portsmouth have closed all mess social/event facilities for the next six weeks.  That of course includes the GI’s Club in HMS Excellent.  We did manage…
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Vernon Monument News

Please read the letter attached from David Sandiford the PV project Manager with regards to the effect of the corona virus. As you will see there has been given considerable thought to the ability to hold the ceremony without causing undue risk to an aging group therefore a decision has been taken to reduce attendance…
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Naval Working Party

It has been the webmaster’s desire for some time to operate out of Portugal at a more leisurely pace. The first phase of this objective was to purchase some land on which to build a house. Unfortunately during last year, serious forest fires meant some new laws in Portugal, which puts a responsibility on land…
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Veteran’s Rail Card

In the governments manifesto, they promised to introduce a railcard for veterans. I am delighted to announce that we will make it available from 11 November this year (2020). This railcard will extend discounted train travel to the more than 830,000 veterans not covered by existing discounts. This railcard will also allow their family to…
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Letter from the Chairman

Gentlemen, as we know, Dixie has stood down while he is recovering and hopefully set the wind back fully filling his sails and is back to full strength! Dixie, we all wish you a speedy recovery mate. But take your time and get it right first time, that being the advice you used to give…
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2022 Reunion – Latest

Well here we are again, planning for the best event of the New Year, our annual reunion. The venue this time will be the Gunnery Instructors (GI’s) Club, HMS EXCELLENT. The date has been set at the 28th of March, which will be only three days after the unveiling of the VERNON MONUMENT in our…
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