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The Fisgard Association

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HMS Fisgard Main Gate 1983
Series 17 Passing Out Guard 1954
Fisgard Dais & Factory Offices 1983
Griffin Division 1977
Remembrance Sunday 2014
Artificer Apprentices c1991
HMS Fisgard Rugby 1960
HMS Fisgard Prize Winners July 1956
Fisgard Squadron 042 Entry Sherval Division 2004
HMS Fisgard (ex-Terrible) at The Hardway, Gosport c1920s
Fisgard Squadron 012 Entry 2001
Coppersmith Apprentices c1910
Series 50 Anson Division Apprentices December 1964
Fisgard Squadron 842 Entry Harcus Division 1984
Service at The National Memorial Arboretum 2012
Artificer Apprentices c1970s
Scotland & NE Pie & A Pint Lunch 2016

The Fisgard Association

We are former Royal Navy artificer apprentices, most of whom served all or part of our training at the Royal Navy Artificer Training Establishment, HMS Fisgard or as part of the Fisgard Squadron in HMS Raleigh.

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Message from the Chairman - The Fisgard Association Standard

It gives me great pleasure to inform you all that Julia Johnson, the daughter of our Founder, Bruce ‘Bing’ Balmain has kindly funded the cost of our new Fisgard Association Standard.

This is an extremely generous gesture by his daughter, which, along with the Balmain Golf Trophy Competition each year, will keep Bruce’s memory alive. Accordingly, I have today written a letter of thanks to her on our behalf.

Bruce joined RNATE Torpoint, later HMS Fisgard, on 14th August 1941 as an Ordnance Artificer in Grenville Division.

He was elected as the inaugural Chairman of the newly formed Fisgard Association for Royal Naval Artificer Apprentices in December 1996 and went on to become our Lifetime President until he Crossed the Bar in June 2013, aged 87 years.

Click here for a full précis of Bing’s service in the RN with his Obituary.

Robert S Sherriff
Series 55 (1965), Grenville.
Association Chairman

Latest News and Updates

26th November 2020

We regret to announce that Phil Gilleard, Series 23 (1955), crossed the bar on 13th November 2020. Memorial page updated.

23rd November 2020

We regret to announce that John Deeth, Series 41 (1961), crossed the bar on 11th November 2020. Memorial page updated.

20th November 2020

The Minutes of the Extraordinary Committee Meeting, held in lieu of the Annual General Meeting cancelled due to COVID restrictions, is now available to view in the Members' Area.

 

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Forthcoming Events

03 September 2021
Fisgard Association Green & White Weekend at DoubleTree by Hilton, Coventry.

 

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