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.
Robert S Sherriff
Series 55 (1965), Grenville.
Latest News and Updates
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.
18th November 2020
The online streaming links for the funeral of John Wood, Series 19 (1953), on 23rd November have been updated here.