Category Archives: General News

Type 21 Club Cenotaph Parade 2020 – Update

The Remembrance Day Dispersal on Whitehall will this year be reduced to around 2,200 veterans from the normal 10,000 each year. This decision has been taken by the Royal British Legion in consultation with HM Government. This year marks the Cenotaph’s 100 year anniversary since it was first unveiled & as such the RBL was […]

Remembrance 2019 by Derek Ross

Apologies for it being a couple of weeks since Remembrance Day, I would, however, like to give you all a heads up on how the day went at the Cenotaph on Whitehall for what as you all know the first time that the T21s marched. The weather blessed us all, which was great considering the […]

£1.5m Falklands War Museum Plan

HISTORIANS plan to build a £l.5 million new museum in the Falklands so the story of 1982 can be properly told in time for the conflict 40th anniversary. The team behind the Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust have already raised one third of their total as they strive to erect a new gallery and […]

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 […]