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The Fisgard Association

Royal Naval Artificer Apprentices

Class Photos - Series 18

Joined May 1953


HMS Fisgard

Photos supplied by Jim Sherman, Ron Christian, Albert Holmes, Derek Hornett & Colin Foster.

HMS Caledonia

Photos supplied by Colin Foster, Ron Christian, Derek Hornett & Harry Avison.

HMS Collingwood

Photos supplied by Albert Holmes, Frank Deans, Peter Phillips & Jim Sherman.

HMS Condor

Photo supplied by Dave Robson.


60th Anniversary Reunion at the Langstone Hotel, Hayling Island - 4th May 2013. On a beautiful day on Hayling Island, 24 members of Series 18 gathered together to celebrate surviving to commemorate the Diamond Anniversary of joining the RN as artificer apprentices at HMS Fisgard. (Colin Foster calculated that it was 25% of those expected to survive were in attendance). Judging by the comments received thus far, it was a successful evening dining and reminiscing, many meeting for the first time since leaving Fisgard. Colin Foster had the splendid idea for producing name tallies with a “mug shot” from the Fisgard era. Each of us then sent a photo to Colin to make into a name tag. Thus, on the evening we all were able to associate the teenage youth in the picture with the face presented 60 years later and we all had a memento of the evening. By coincidence a couple of “dog walkers” came face to face across the dinner table unbeknown to each other and became re-acquainted under a different umbrella. Photos supplied by Ron Christian & Bert Holmes.


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