May 2022

Punchy Reunion

It took over half–a-Century, but finally we got to hold a reunion a couple of weeks ago ! 

We all served together on Punchy (9th MCM), taking her from Gib round to Bahrain.

Who remembers us, and wants to come for a pint and swing the lamp next time ?

We hope to arrange another get together within the next six months.


Contact me, Brian (Ces) at      07974 724259

We REALLY look forward to hearing from you ! 

From L>R - Brian (Cecil) Beaton (AB) - Chris (Buster) Brown (RO) - Terry (Mandy) Rice (AB) -  Brian (Jonah) Jones (OEM)



HMS Shoreham M112 is due to be finally de-commissioned later this year and is currently on a “Farewell Tour” of British ports. She had been first commissioned in 2002 and has given distinguished service on MCM and patrol duties in home waters, with NATO in Northern Europe and on long term deployments in the Gulf

On 14 May she visited Shoreham by Sea in Sussex, where a parade was held to hand back to the Town Council the Freedom of the Borough that had been conferred on the ship in 2011.

A parade was held, observed by many citizens of Adur area in which the Ship’s Company marched through the town with banners flying, drums beating and bayonets fixed.

TCA was represented at this ceremony by Lt Cdr Noel Atkins RD, RNR and CCY Dave Walker, pictured below with members of SHOREHAM’s Ships Company. Both has previously served in HMS Sussex RNR Division based at Shoreham.