This Web Site was designed for people who served on H.M. Submarine Repulse. We have a lot of archive pictures and facts about the submarine and those whom served on her. We would also like to hear from those who served on or helped build her but are not members of the association, please state which commision and which crew. If you had a friend who served upon Repulse and have lost contact and we might be able to help you re-establish contact with them.If you have any interesting facts, figures or pictures of Repulse we would love to hear about them. We can scan and return your photo's.
An End of Polaris ceremony was held in Faslane Naval Base on the 28 August 1996 with the then Prime Minister, John Major giving the final decommissioning speech to close the Polaris programme. During the ceremony a commemorative plaque was unveiled at the entrance to the Trident base.
After the ceremony a small buffet lunch was held in the "Ship Lift" and a group of "Repulsives" met together for the first time for many years. The lunch progressed to a dinner in the Ardencaple Hotel that evening and it was decided that having had such a good time, they ought to do it again in the future. So is it and the above Association was born:
CMEA (P) retired(firstname.lastname@example.org)
POOEL (P) retired (email@example.com)
CMech (P) retired
The association first met on the 25th September 1997 at the Imperial Hotel, Barrow in Furness (The birthplace of Repulse).
The association at that time had 73 people who declared in interest in joining. We now have around 220 members and still looking for more to join.
The association has it own newsletter, an AGM and we have a reunion about every two years. Our membership fee is very small and only used for administration costs.
OTHER REPULSE BADGES ALL HAD SAME MOTO
Who touches me is broken
HMS A7 16th 1914, HMS C31 4 th 1915, HMS E10 18 th 1915, HMS E17 6th 1916,
HMS H6 19th 1916, HMS K13 29 th 1917, HMS G8 14th 1918, HMS H10 19th 1918
HMS E14 28th 1918, HMS K17 31st 1918, HMS K4 31st 1918, HMS K5 20th 1921,
HMS L24 10th 1924, HMS M2 26th 1932, HMS Undine 7th 1940, HMS Seahorse 7th 1940,
HMS Starfish 9th 1940, HMS Porpoise 19th 1945, HMS Truculent 12th 1950,
HMS P311 2nd 1943. HMS L9 18th 1923.
Hi fella's. I just got a message on Forces Reunited from a bloke (F. Valentine) who served on Reso. He had a mate on Repulse Starboard crew 72-74 ish - name of CEM1 David Sales. If anyone knows him or knows where he lives / has a contact email, phone for him - can you let me know and I will pass it on. Many thanks in advance, mick inshaw