The Neptune Association

AIMS OF THE ASSOCIATION

  1. To commemorate the lives of all those who died serving aboard HM Ships Neptune and Kandahar.
  2. To preserve the memory of HM Ships Neptune and Kandahar.
  3. To serve as a focus point for information about HM Ships Neptune and Kandahar and those who served in them.
    - To place relatives of the crews in touch with each other
    - To unravel the mysteries surrounding the loss of HMS Neptune
    - To maintain regular communications via the "HMSNeptune.com" website
  4. To hold two meetings per year at different venues around the country.
  5. To build a Memorial to commemorate those who died in HM Ships Neptune and Kandahar (dedicated at Alrewas July 2005).
  6. To publish two newsletters annually (Spring and Autumn).
  7. To achieve charitable status for the association (granted 2004).

Long term aim: To find the wreck of HMS Neptune       (Achieved in February 2016)

In February 2016 HMS Enterprise obtained a sonar image which matches HMS Neptune and this has been proved to be 3/4 of her wreck. The other quarter (weakened by the mines) broke off when the stern hit the sea bed very hard.  In 2018 HMS Echo returned to the site and obtained further sonar images plus a distant one of the broken stern lying 400 meters away to the west.  When the opportunity arises it is hoped that a survey ship witll return to this site and deploy her survey motor boat to get further images.

HMS Neptune from above. Imperial War Museum FL2929

ON INAUGURATION, IT WAS PROPOSED THAT THE ASSOCIATION SHOULD RUN FOR AN INITIAL FIVE YEARS, FOLLOWING WHICH IT WOULD BE REVIEWED AND RECONSIDERED. (SUCH REVIEWS WERE CARRIED OUT AT THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS OF 2007, 2010, 2012 and 2014. THE NEXT REVIEW IS SCHEDULED FOR THE MEETING IN 2018).


PRESIDENT OF THE NEPTUNE ASSOCIATION

Commander Nicolas Wright RN

(Former Presidents:
Petty Officer Norman Walton deceased 20 April 2005
Nixie Taverner deceased 29 September 2013)


VICE PRESIDENTS

Gillian Wadden

Nigel McPherson (New Zealand)

Royden Thomson (New Zealand)

Diana Clayton

Graham Davies

Valerie Pennifer (Kandahar)

(Former Vice Presidents:
Ken Auger deceased 16 June 2012
Colonel Edward Allenby deceased 27 June 2012)


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

OFFICERS

CHAIRMAN

Commander John McGregor OBE RN

HON SECRETARY

Maureen Hayhurst

DEPUTY CHAIRMAN and TREASURER

Rorie Grieve 

MEMBERS

Liz Dean (Kandahar)

Adrian Fewins (Minefield and Supplement editor)

Christine Pittman-Corner (meetings organiser)

Emma Jones

Caroline Meredith




 

Neptune crest

 

 

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