Category Archives: General News

Remembering Our Fallen Shipmates

A bright sunny day heralded the start to Remembrance Day 2016 at Plymouth. At the Ardent/Antelope Memorial a larger than normal gathering witnessed the laying of wreaths including our own T21 Club wreath. On completion, all proceeded to the Main Ceremony on the Hoe. Wreaths again this year were laid at the other five venues […]

Devonport Naval Heritage Site and Visitor Centre

A trip to the Devonport Naval Heritage Site and Visitor Centre and time on-board HMS Courageous (Decomissioned Nuclear Submarine) is being considered on Saturday 8 October 2016 as part of the PM events for the reunion. If you are interested [or not interested] in attending this event please take part in our poll so we can […]

RBL Mesothelioma Campaign Update

Legislation will be amended in April 2016 to enable all veterans diagnosed with Mesothelioma as a result of Service the choice between receiving a traditional War Pension or £140,000 in lump sum compensation, regardless of age at diagnosis. The average civilian compensation award under the Government’s Diffuse Mesothelioma Scheme is around £122,000. Whilst the law […]

Remembrance Sunday 2015

By Cliff Cowling (Amazon Rep) – Wreath Coordinator. Remembrance Day 2015, a dull, cloudy, misty and windy day in Plymouth where many ex T21 er’s gathered at 1030 at the Belvedere Memorial Gardens on the Hoe in remembrance of our fallen comrades. Several wreaths were laid including our own T21 Club wreath at the base of the Ardent/Antelope […]

Royal visit at Mount Edgcumbe Hospice

HRH The Earl of Wessex KG GCVO launches 35th anniversary celebrations at Mount Edgcumbe Hospice a HMS Avenger charity. HRH The Earl of Wessex  visited Cornwall Hospice Care’s Mount Edgcumbe Hospice in St Austell to mark its 35th anniversary. During an hour long stay he met patients, members of staff and volunteers who work for […]

Type 21 Memorial Dedication Photos

Our President Sir Rob Woodard and F4 Padre Canon Clive French led the dedication of the Type 21 Memorial, located at the National Memorial Arboretum (Alrewas), on Saturday 18 April 2015. Joined by friends and members of the Association the event was a huge success reflecting the hard work put in by the committee to […]

South Atlantic Medal

Following The Sir John Holmes Independent Medal Review the qualifying period for the award of the South Atlantic Medal without the Rosette will be extended from 12 July to 21 October 1982, when the airfield at Mount Pleasant became operational. Applications for the South Atlantic Medal are being accepted and will be assessed and dealt […]