If I say ‘HMS Collingwood’, many of your readers will show an interest. Commissioned in January 1940 when things were getting tough in World War II, Hitler claimed to have sunk it four times over the next few years. However HMS Collingwood is a massive shore training establishment, and still going strong. Many of your readers are among the thousands of people who served there at some time or other – electricians, seamen, cooks, wrens, writers, stewards, radio and radar mechanics, stores branch etc.
Who did they serve with? Would they like to meet up with them again? Would they like to visit today’s HMS Collingwood? There is now an association standing by to reunite them with their old shipmates, as hundreds of others have found out. Newsletters, reunions, visits, membership lists. Start the ball rolling by contacting Mike Crowe, 7 Heath Road, Sandown. PO36 8PG or firstname.lastname@example.org