HMS Hermes


1999-2001

1999

Plymouth April. Fleet club.

This was the first one after the sad loss of our first secretary, Peter Baptie. Fri/Sat A.G.M., a visit to Plymouth Dome followed by mess dinner. Sunday Drake St Nicolas church service W.O.’s mess lunch, buffet evening. Mon depart.


2000

Chatham. April. The Post House hotel.

Thurs/Gilligham lines war memorial for Remembrance service. Then to the Royal engineers Museum, lunch at Black Lion pub. Thurs evening A.G.M. Saturday a dockyard trip, then Mess dinner. Sun. St. Mary’s church Dover. A memorable march, with a sea cadet band, through Dover town centre for a service at the war memorial, followed by a lunch at the White Cliffs Experience.


2001

Plymouth April. Fleet Club.

Thurs/trip to Kernow mills Tideford, lunch H.M.S. Raleigh, we attended a passing out parade. Mess dinner. Saturday a coach to Dartmouth R.N. College. Lunch at Legion club Dartmouth then back to Plymouth for evening dance and grand raffle. Sun Drake service followed by lunch in Drake as before W.O.’s mess, back for evening social. Mon depart.