SATURDAY 10TH JUNE
DPO: PO COTTERILL
DLH: LS COCKERILL
DUTY FLT: LAM DAWES
DUTY LME: LME
40th Anniversary Reunion “Life Begins
Both Watches to Muster for HMS Victory visit / Tot issue /
Naval Base Tour –See
1015 – 1230 Victory
visit & Tot issue / Naval Base Tour.
v Paraguay – World Cup 2006.
Ship’s Company to Muster – Unicorn Gate.
Reunion – 3 tins per man per day. Rig – Very Smart Casuals.
Collars/trousers/shoes. Optional Balck Tie for 1st commission and anyone
else who's keen
Hands to Dinner
– See Note 2.
Clear Lower Deck. O/C Sounding of the Ship’s Sirens. See note 10.
Disco / Uckers Championship.
1. HMS Victory / Naval Base Tour - Attendees are to muster in the carpark outside the WOs &
SRs Mess at 1000. You should
arrive at Unicorn Gate between 0930 and 0950.
Those not staying to watch the football in the mess will be leaving
the Naval Base around 1230 - 1300.
Hands to Dinner
– The caterer has provided a veritable feast for scran consisting of:
Stir Fried Beef, Chilli-con-carne, Chicken Korma, Chicken Breast and Chips
and a Vegetarian dish. Bread
Rolls, Naan Bread, Garlic Bread, side salad and a selection of condoms are
available. A separate eating
area has been arranged. No
smoking in or around this area please.
Raffle – There
will be a Ship’s Company Raffle during the evening for cash prizes and
three free prizes in a free raffle for the Ladies!
Security - Not a
dirty word. You will be
entering Her Majesty’s Naval Base Portsmouth via Unicorn Gate.
All ex-dogstars and their guests will be checked off against a list
held at the gate. If your
name is not on the list, you will not get in.
Have your membership card to hand.
Exit will be via Unicorn Gate.
You will be issued with a security pass that you must display at
all times. When unescorted by
service personnel, you must proceed directly between the gate and the mess
and vice versa. Just because
you are now a civvy, it does not mean that you will not get trooped for
conduct unbecoming of a matelot in the Naval Base.
You will go over the wall and I will get taken down the tiller
flat. Make sure you have your
- If there are any members of the Ship’s Company that would like an
announcement made during the reunion, please let Pam know well in advance.
- John Train will be collecting for the Mayor of Portsmouth’s Charity
– the FVF – The Falklands Veterans Federation.
Please feel free to seek him out to make a donation if you wish.
Ship’s Painting - Anyone
wishing to have their favourite photograph of the ship transformed into a
painting should view the painting of Sirius and contact Pam today.
Model of Sirius
- Any budding model makers are invited to take the model home for a refit.
The Ship’s Company can be assured that after the refit, the ship
will not be taken out and sunk for target practice like the last time!!
- Please bring along your photos and gizzits of your time on
Sirius. A display area will
be set aside to show your mementoes.
Don’t forget to bring a camera and get the pictures on the
- Subject to the permission of the Naval Base Commander, the
Ship’s Sirens will be sounded at 2200 to celebrate the service of HMS
Sirius. We will also take a
moment to remember those no longer with us. The sirens are from our old ship, rescued by steam enthusiast
Taff Humble, the Captain’s Steward prior to the ship’s demise in 1998.
Although originally steam operated, they will be “honked” by
compressed air. Thanks Taff.
- HMS Sirius was
commissioned on 15th June 1966.
Please remember this on the 15th and look back with
pleasure at a great ship and what I hope will be a fantastic 40th
Anniversary and Fifth Official Reunion.
And talking of finals
– Sirius was commissioned 40 years ago and England won the World Cup 40
years ago. Today, England
play their first game against Paraguay in World Cup 06. Sirius never
visited Paraguay, but has visited the other countries in the group;
Sweden, Gothenburg (1978) and Trinidad (1970/73).
Who is in the know? Why
was Sirius NEVER allowed
to visit Paraguay? Let’s
hope England go all the way.