This month’s short picture gallery shows those that attended the 2014 Reunion in London, last October.  

Click here to find out more details about the 2015 event, planned in Liverpool.

Welcome aboard the HMS Naiad website and thanks for visiting us.

We invite you to find out more about the four Naiads that have been commissioned for the British Royal Navy since 1797.  The ships have had interesting histories ranging from the Battle of Trafalgar, the WWII Malta Convoys and on to the Icelandic Cod War in the 1970's and Gulf Patrol during the Iran/Iraq war.  

The memory of the ships and those who served aboard is being kept alive with the formation of the HMS Naiad Association in 2011.  The association is open-to-all and we welcome all contact and information that will help us honour the ships, men, family, friends and loved-ones of those who served aboard throughout the years.  We particularly welcome anyone with experiences of the latest ships that served in World War II and the most recent Leander class frigate.

Enjoy your visit and feel free to  contact us.. with comments and feedback.

BAGSY Baker; BUNGY Edwards, BUNNY Warren; CHATS Harris; DINGER Bell; NOBBY Clarke; PINCHER Martin; RATTLER Morgan; SOAPY Watson; SHARKY Ward; SPUD Murphy; TAB Hunter; TANSY Lee; JOCK (any Scot), TAFF (any Welshman); PADDY (any Irishman); GEORDIE (anyone from Newcastle); YORKY (any Yorkshireman)

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John D’Albert

The Association would like to extend it’s best wishes to the friends and family of John D’Albert.  Many former crew members from the early 80s will surely remember John from HMS Naiad’s 1980 Far East trip when the frigate visited many countries including Turkey, Kenya, Pakistan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. John, now 56, a former Royal Navy medic, suffers from dementia and is being cared for by the wonderful staff at Lister House, Poppy Lodge in the Midlands.

A recent Channel 4 documentary “Dementiaville” looked at how the families and friends of residents were coping with their loved ones disease and how the staff helped those in their care remember, by recreating moments from their past.  In a truly heartwarming story of how care should be provided to the elderly, John is shown with his naval memorabilia adorning his room, walking through the grounds of the lodge with his dog and conversing with care staff about his days in the Navy.

Lister House is run by the Royal British Legion and the documentary should be available to view on Channel 4’s website.  For more details or to find out more about John, you can visit Friends of John Dalbert on Facebook.

This Year’s Reunion - LIVERPOOL!

Following the great success of last year’s Reunion in London, this year’s event will be held on Friday 16th October at The Liner Hotel in Liverpool. Based on 2 nights bed-&-breakfast, full gala dinner with drinks, the following rates* are available:

Single room, £220*
Double Room, £275*
Twin Room (sharing), £138*

To make your menu choices click here

Full balance now due by August 30th or you will not be able to attend.

*Prices are for fully paid-up members, if you are not a member please add £40 surplus to the prices. By becoming a member (fee is currently £20) you can avoid paying extra.


HMS Naiad WWII Cruiser

The World War II cruiser had a short 3-year commission, eventually sunk in March 1942 whilst steaming across the Mediterranean bound for Alexandria.  Under constant attack, she was hit by a single torpedo by a U-Boat just north of Egypt.

To read more and see images of her in action, plus a photograph of the survivors visit c93 dido class cruiser..               

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In Touch

If you’d like to contact us, we are on some of the most popular social media platforms and hope to expand our presence in the coming months.  Please feel free to get in touch with us either by Facebook, Google+ or Linkedin. Our gallery is viewable by visiting JAlbum.  

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Are  you an association member?  
Gibraltar 2016  - Your thoughts please.

The Association has been investigating a proposed reunion in Gibraltar.

Looking to stay at the Bristol Hotel situated in Cathedral Square in the heart of the town which has 60 bedrooms all with en-suite facilities, this would cost somewhere in the region of £164 for the three nights (Friday Saturday and Sunday on a B&B basis). Flying with Monarch Airlines, a holiday airline from Manchester leaving on Friday and returning on Monday, this would cost approximately £272 per person. In addition consideration would need to given to meals and the most important thing for most of us, a few pints here and there. These prices are based on staying in SEPTEMBER and not our usual weekend reunion in October. Clearly there are some serious cost issues involved here, and it may be that the actual osts will be prohibitive.  In advance of this year’s reunion it is thought that another venue should be chosen (Portsmouth, Nottingham, Birmingham or another UK venue).

For obvious reasons feedback is required from all members.  This is a call for all members to understand this and come back to Bob or Ian with their individual thoughts so that the AGM in Liverpool can be prepared to debate this and make an early decision.

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