AGM 2013 Information
News of Australian Centenary
Summer Third Thursday talk Season
Thursday 18 April 7pm
Before HMS Dolphin - A history of Fort Blockhouse
Speaker: Christopher Donnithorne
Fort Blockhouse was an integral part of the fortifications that defended Portsmouth and the Royal Navy. Discover how Fort Blockhouse developed to become the home of the Submarine Service.
Thursday 16 May 7pm
Australian Navy and her submarines AE1 and AE2
Speaker: Tom Tribe
From the founding of the Royal Australian Navy, this talk will tell the story of the two boats AE1 and AE2 from their start in Barrow, their heroic voyages and their losses.
Thursday 20 June 7pm
World premiere of
Eric's Secret History of Submarines
This is a lecture, delivered in Eric's own inimitable style...
We know about submarines don't we, or do we? Gifted raconteur Eric lifts the lid on the murky world of the submarine, from inception to deception. From the sound of the klaxon to the sound of music. Expect the unexpected...
Thursday 18 July 7pm
Donald's Navy 1900 - 1945
Speaker: George Malcolmson, archivist at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum
The Royal Navy as seen through the eyes of seaside artist Donald McGill.
Each talk is £10pp or for Friends £8pp
Save over 30%, get your seat reserved and join the Third Thursday Talk Club. All 4 talks £25, Friends: £20
Tickets will be available in January online at www.supportusalliance.co.uk or by calling 023 92510 354 ex 244.
Bell of HMS Talent
During her time in service HMS TALENT undertook patrols in the Far East and the Mediterranean. In 1948 whilst returning from the Far East, HMS Talent embarked a team of scientists from the Admiralty Compass Laboratory and conducted an innovative gravitational survey of the English channel. This laid the groundwork for the subsequent development of the Ships Inertial Navigation System so essential to the modern nuclear powered submarines of today.
During her service life Talent was fitted with a snort system and was streamlined and modernised. She decommissioned and was broken up in February 1970.
Post War Medals Leading Steward Gordon CF Scott MBE
This set of medals was purchased by the Museum in March 2010 at a cost of £2800. Whereas the Museum has many sets of medals from the First and Second World Wars, we did not have any post war medals. Therefore these were a real find.
The medals are: Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Members MBE (2nd type, military), Campaign Service Medal 1962-2003 with Northern Ireland clasp, Nato Medal 1992 with bronze Kosovo clasp, Operational Service Medal with Afghanistan ribbon, Iraq Medal, Jubilee Medal 2002, Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, 2nd Type post 1954.
Gordon Scott served on Resolution and Swiftsure class submarines in the 1980s and 1990s. He saw the practise use of Tomahawk (cruise) missiles in 1998 whilst serving onboard HMS Splendid and served on her for several conflicts including the Kosovo Conflict, Afghanistan and the second Gulf War.
HMS Splendid was the first submarine to fire the Tomahawk missiles in anger in 1999 in the Kosovo Conflict then was involved in Afghanistan in about 2001.
HRH Prince William.
The Prince, who is Commodore-in-Chief of Submarines, opened the Area of Remembrance on 10 Jun.
To coincide with Prince William’s visit, Clarence House announced today that he has taken on the role of Patron of an appeal to help preserve HMS Alliance.
The Area of Remembrance lists some 5300 names of submariners who gave their lives in the service of the country from 1904 to the present day.
New Submariners Association DVD.
To see details of the Submariners Association DVD "A Breed Apart – A Band of Brothers" click the link below: