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A timely call-out to all ex-Collingwood staff

I would like to bring to your readers' attention the Royal Navy Shore Establishment HMS Collingwood.

Next year sees the 70th anniversary of the Electrical Branch being formed, with HMS Collingwood being its "home". But lots of other people lived and worked there: cooks, writers, seamen, stokers, stores etc - all to keep the "city" functioning.

So, where is everybody and how do you get in touch? There are two wonderful associations, both of which have reunions, arrange visits to today's HMS Collingwood and offer the means of getting in touch with old shipmates.

There is the HMS Collingwood Association, for anybody who served there. The membership secretary, Peter Lacey, can be reached at

Then there is the more specialist and individual Royal Navy Electrical Branch Association, formed specifically for those who served in any of the derivatives of the Electrical Branch, to try to reunite branch members on specific commissions. The membership secretary, Iain Crawford, can be contacted at


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