This month’s short picture gallery shows attendees at last year’s reunion in Liverpool enjoying the Saturday evening gala dinner in The Liner Hotel.
Click here to find out more details about last year’s Reunion event in Liverpool.

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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.

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Last Year’s Reunion - LIVERPOOL

Last October the association concluded another successful reunion in Liverpool.  Attendees enjoyed catching-up with old friends they last saw in London in 2014 and welcomed some new friends who were attending the event for the first time.  Attendees enjoyed the sights and sounds of Liverpool including an impromptu visit to a Karaoke bar on Friday evening; Followed on Saturday, with a stroll around Albert Docks, a visit to the roof terrace of the White Star Line building and a metro trip to Gallaghers Pub and Barber Shop to watch the Wales-South Africa rugby match. A gala dinner was held on Saturday evening where a substantial amount of money was raised for Galanos House; where former shipmate John D’Albert was being cared for.

Photographs of last year’s event are posted to our Facebook page.

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.

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Bristol 2016

The Association will hold this year’s reunion this October, in Bristol at the Mercure Holland Spa Hotel.

The reunion will be held over the weekend of Friday 14th to Sunday 16th October. It is hoped that a visit to SS Great Britain can be arranged

All deposits should already have been paid. The  outstanding balance must be paid on or before Wednesday 31st August. After these dates no one will be allowed to pay or join in the organised events as they are all booked in advance.

Click here to view the menu and more details on the reunion events and location.

Updates on event planning will be posted to the website in due course and also on our Facebook page.  If you have any interest (or advice) in attending this year’s event, please contact us or click here for more information.

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John D’Albert - Crossed the Bar

The association is saddened to note that our former shipmate John D’Albert has recently passed away at The Royal British Legion Care Home, Galanos House in Warwickshire. In his latter years John had suffered from dementia and motor neurone disease and was cared for by the wonderful staff who work there.

Many former crew members 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 was a former Royal Navy medic.

The funeral will be at 14:15hrs on Tuesday 19 July at Oakley Wood Crematorium, Oakley Wood, Bishop Tachbrook, Leamington Spa, CV33 9QP

Afterwards those present will return to Galanos House, Banbury Road, Southam, Warwickshire CV47 2BL.  All welcome. There will be family flowers and a collection for the Royal British Legion.  Details of a memorial in Plymouth will follow.

Galanos House is run by the Royal British Legion. For more details or to find out more you can visit Friends of John Dalbert or HMS Naiad Facebook groups,  HMS Naiad Association or HMS Naiad Old Shipmates

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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