About the Submariners Association

About the

Submariners Association

About the Submariners Association

Key Points

Patron of the Association ...

Admiral of the Fleet Lord Boyce joined the Royal Navy in 1961. After basic training he qualified as a Submariner in 1965.

 

Vice-Patron of the Association ...

Retired from the Royal Navy Admiral Perowne had a full and varied 37 year career.

 

President of the Association ...

Retired from the Royal Navy Rear Admiral Kilgour had a full and varied 34 year career.

 

Chairman of the Association ...

Retired from the Royal Navy after 22 years having served on both Diesel and Nuclear Submariners.

A bit about our Association . . .

Recognised by the Ministry of Defence ...

The Submariners Association is an Association of ex and serving Submariners which seeks to maintain the special bonds of friendship, loyalty and comradeship, together with a pride in the Submarine Service, formed during service in Her Majesty's Submarines.

Objectives
(a) To promote and support the RN Submarine Service and its heritage.
(b) To Foster the friendships and comradeship peculiar to all submariners so that they may continue to share the experiences and associations, and to keep alive that pride in the Submarine Branch, formed during their service in HM Submarines.
(c) To promote and foster relationships with submariners of other countries.
(d) To enhance the well-being of submariners past and present and their families.
(e) To promote and support the Submariners Benevolent Fund.

Membership
(a) The Association is open for Full Membership to:
(i) Officers and ratings who have served, or who are still serving as qualified members of the Ships Company of HM Submarines. This includes members of the crews of Allied submarines which operated under the command of the Flag Officer Submarines in British Flotillas during World War Two (1939 - 1945).
(ii) Exceptionally, qualified submariners of other navies who have served in HM Submarines on exchange drafts for at least six months may have applications for full membership submitted by a branch for consideration by the National Management Committee.
(iii) A person who was a Full Member of The Association on 27 March 1999 and has continued to be a Full Member.
(b) The Association may award Honorary Membership to persons who have made significant contributions to the objectives of The Association. National Honorary Membership of The Association may be offered by the National Management Committee, after agreement of the National Council, to persons who have made significant contributions to the objectives of the Association on a wider scale than at branch level.
(c) The Association is open for Associate Membership to:
(i) Individuals who share the objectives of The Association.
(ii) Submariners who have served in NATO and/or Allied Forces who do not otherwise meet the qualifications required for Full Membership.   Read More..

Patron, Vice Patron, President & Chairman of the Submariners Association

Admiral of the Fleet - The Lord Boyce

From 1965 and in the next 7 years he served in Submarines ANCHORITE, VALIANT and CONQUEROR, qualifying in this time as a Torpedo and Anti-Submarine specialist..

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Admiral Sir James Perowne K.B.E.

He specialised in submarines and commanded both a diesel boat, HMS OPPORTUNE 1976-1977, and a nuclear powered fleet submarine, HMS SUPERB 81-83

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Rear Admiral Niall SR Kilgour CB

Qualified as a Submariner in 1972, and commanded both diesel and Nuclear submarines, HMS PORPOISE 1980-1982, and HMS COURAGEOUS 1986-1988.

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Chairman J. (Jim) McMaster

Joined Submarine Service in 1965, HMS AURIGA, ORACLE, WARSPITE, OBERON. 10 years on Polaris Submarines HMS REVENGE(P) and HMS REPULSE(S).

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About our Association

The Submariners Association is an Association of ex and serving Submariners which seeks to maintain the special bonds of friendship, loyalty and comradeship, together with a pride in the Submarine Service, formed during service in Her Majesty's Submarines.

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Chairman  

  Jim McMaster

National Webmaster 

  David Woolterton

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