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The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Widows’ Association (RNRMWA) provides friendship, support, guidance and comfort to those who have experienced the trauma of bereavement.  It is run by a team of volunteers, most of whom are themselves widows.  The association has a new Chairman, and appears to be undergoing a renaissance after being dormant for some time.  Members interested may wish to contact her, Sarah Clewes, at / 07462 376850 and/or visit .



Mike Critchley of Maritime Heritage Tours (who have featured on the website previously) is arranging a day trip on 19 April 2018 to HMS Caroline and the Titanic Experience in Belfast. The main group are flying from Southampton Airport early morning and returning in the evening, at a cost of £185 per person. Alternatively you can make your own travel arrangements to Belfast and join up with the group there. For more information contact Mike at or by phone - 07977 534949.


Trafalgar Night Dinner 2017

Rear Admiral Paul Hoddinott was the guest of honour and proposed the toast to the Immortal Memory at the Association's Trafalgar Night Dinner on Saturday 28 October 2017. Vice Admiral Sir Peter Woodhead presided. For a more detailed report see the October/November Newsletter.