This month’s image depicts HMS Naiad alongside HMS Belfast in 1980. This photograph was taken and donated by Alain Skelding and is one of a set of four he took almost 44-
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Welcome aboard HMS Naiad
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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-
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In memory of our former shipmate John D’Albert who served aboard HMS Naiad in the 1980’s, the association has adopted The Royal British Legion’s Galanos House & Poppy Lodge as our primary charity.
Our 2021 charity ride to Cardiff raised over £1,200 for the RBL and, during that year’s Reunion Gala Dinner, we more than matched that amount for donation directly to Galanos House. Our chairman visited Galanos House in November 2021 alongside John D’Albert’s sister Marie to present a cheque to the wonderful people who care for the residents there.
Popular Links & Media
ITN reporting on Royal Naval movements and conflict between the Icelandic shipping fleet and their supporting gunboats; and British trawlermen.
Official 1973 Govt film documentary following HMS Sirius during Anti Aircraft and Submarine warfare exercises; and a port visit to Madiera.
A popular BBC TV drama series produced between 1973 and 1977. The series dealt with life on board a the fictional HMS Hero. It was mainly filmed aboard HMS Phoebe.
The 2023 event was held in Birmingham at The Plough and Harrow on the weekend of September 29th. The previous year’s Weymouth event was a less formal occasion but this year’s reunion welcomed a return to it’s normal format of a Gala Dinner on the Saturday evening.
The 2024 reunion will be held in Portsmouth next October, with the 2025 event planned for Malta to coincide with the the remembrance events. Details yet to be finalised but once the hotel is confirmed a number of rooms will be reserved and made available to those wishing to attend the 2024 event.
Visit our Reunion page or contact the association for more details of future reunions.
Visit the reunion page to view all the details
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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 or Linkedin. Our gallery is viewable by visiting JAlbum.
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The Association is often asked about service records of former crew members, but it’s important to note that it is a voluntary group and, as such, doesn't hold any official crew lists for any of the Naiad commissions. The National Museum of the Royal Navy holds a limited number of service records but most records are held by the UK’s Ministry of Defence or the National Archives. If you are looking for official information or records on former crew members it’s best to check the following resources:
National Museum of the Royal Navy:
The National Archives (UK)
Ministry of Defence (UK)
2022 marked the 80th anniversary of the sinking of the World War II cruiser. HMS Naiad had a short 3-
To read more and see images of her in action, plus a photograph of the survivors visit c93 dido class cruiser..
During exercises in the Irish Sea in February 1967, HMS Naiad lost it's Wasp after the helicopter's engine shut-
You can read more about that day here.
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