HMS Dreadnought Association
"Fear God and Dread Nought"
The association was born around 1980, triggered by a discussion held between "Florrie Ford" and "Roley Rogers" after a meeting with the late "Dave Tull" - a Chief Stoker extra-odinare! It began as an anniversary to Dreadnought's North Pole trip in early 71 (a long time ago). What started off as a meet up /gathering to celebrate the North Pole trip, turned into a "shall we do this again" general meeting - (after much wine was consumed I might add).
The first dinner became an impromptu discussion group of both crew, wives and partners. The important questions being: how often and where? Going to the extremities of natural homes for submarines, Faslane, Guzz and Barrow were quickly ruled out as geographically unsuitable for those at the opposite end of the country. It was decided at that very first meeting to keep it somewhere central - Nottingham, Derbyshire Staffordshire. Only a couple of times has that changed and everyone seems to have settled for the midlands.
The association gathered momentum with "Florrie," "Roley" and "Dave Tull." As it progressed, support came in from the late "Terry Spurling" and "Derby Allan"(back-afties of the first degree). Only a short time ago the association sadly lost its back-afty webmaster (Derby Allan). Like all associations, as the years tick on members are lost along the way but never forgotten. Over the past couple of years Florrie (a "dabtoe" of the radar plotting persuasion) has been at the helm, calling in assistance if and when needed. With the loss of the web-master the website got lost in the ether and became neglected. However, since the reunion in April 2017, Graham Stubbs and Jan Harvey have been trying to do a recovery job of the web-site and are still at it.
The website is still being tweaked and corrected! Most of the information found on the site comes from the HMS Dreadnought booklet......"the first five years..."
Should you find any errors/omissions or find you're missing from a list drop a note on the form below.
Many thanks, Jan.
Should you wish to get in touch with Florrie/Graham or Jan use this contact form or the one on the Gizmo page.
Acknowledgement to Chas Cooke - web master for the HMS Courageous Association in helping with some graphical photo tweaking during the build up of the site.
At anchor in Lamlash Bay