HMS Fisgard 30th Anniversary Reunion
1st & 2nd September 2012
Our first ever reunion was held in Plymouth, Devon on the 1st and 2nd September 2012 to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of our entry into the Royal Navy. The Saturday evening event was held in the Warrant Officers and Senior Rates Mess in HMS Drake and was attended by 74 former apprentices from 821, 822, 823 and 831 entries. The evening consisted of chat and reminiscences over a few beers and an Indian-style buffet dinner. A raffle was also held to win a bottle of 30-year-old malt whisky, the proceeds of which, £515, were donated to the Royal Naval Benevolent Trust. The whisky was won by Phil Thompson who promptly opened it and shared with everyone.
Sunday saw most of us decamp to Torpoint. A coach met everyone at the ferry and took us up to HMS Raleigh where we had a few photos taken by the Fisgard Gates and figurehead, and had the opportunity to tour the last row of east side messes still standing and walk around the rest of the former HMS Fisgard site. Following the visit, a light buffet lunch was served up in The Wheelers in Torpoint.
The following were there on the big night:
Pete Bellamy (staff)
Check out the photos:
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