Meet old ship mates

Royal Navy.
Royal Navy.

Thank you again local newspapers, like this one, for printing my letters about reuniting those who have served together in the Royal Navy.

I have received some lovely stories and am pleased to announce that over the years I have managed to reunite lots who have served together, much with the co-operation of the local newspaper. My letters are often cut out and sent to someone who has served – “My niece saw your letter and sent it to me”.

One of the main points in letters to me, is the missing of the camaraderie of those who served in the Royal Navy and “I wish I could relive some of it”.

Well thanks to a little bit of effort and co-operation, this can be done in the form of an RN Shipmates Reunion which will be held over the weekend of February 27 – March 2 in Bristol.

This includes a couple of coach tours over the weekend and of course, a Tot Issue. The ladies are not forgotten so wives and partners are welcomed too. No association to join, no annual subscription, just come and ‘Swing the Lamp’ and find old shipmates, and how about using the Internet Radio to start now?

Send me a brief story of a shipmate you would like to be reunited with from your Royal Navy days and I will broadcast it on the internet all over the world on This goes out locally on 91.5 fm and Wight Fibre network, but more importantly, on the world wide web each Wednesday from 7.30pm to 8pm, appropriately called From the Crowe’s Nest.

The Royal Navy is going to be in the news a lot in the coming weeks with a new aircraft carrier and a new Royal Marine Band being formed, The Fleet Band, to coincide with the aircraft carrier, so hurry and find your old shipmates.

Contact me for reunion details or the internet radio, Mike Crowe on or at 7 Heath Road, Lake, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 8PG (a stamp will help the pension if writing to me for reunion details).

The next move towards finding your old shipmate is yours. Do it now.

Mike Crowe.