Use of Email

The Association is continually endeavouring to drive down costs in order to help subsidise functions. A sizeable proportion of the annual cost of running the Association is that of postage to send out the newsletter and details of the various functions. It is much quicker, easier and cheaper to do this by e-mail. There are also significant advantages to members in the use of e-mail: you need only print out what you want to read, you can use a larger font in order to read material more easily, some items have colour to enhance their interest, it is more interactive and uses less rainforest.

There are about 2000 members living in the UK of whom about 120 receive information through the post. We recognise that some members do not have, and never will have, e-mail, and they will always receive information through the post. Others are on e-mail but prefer hard copy. But I know that many of the 600 are on e-mail and would not object to receiving information on-line.

So if you have got this newsletter through the post but you do have e-mail and are happy for subsequent communication to be done electronically, then please let me know by supplying your details which you can do by clicking here.

News & Forthcoming Events

SWOA Social Events

March 2018

Annual Dinner  HMS
6th June 2018

Glorious 1st June Dinner


31st May 2018

Comms and Signals Officers Symposium HMS COLLINGWOOD

20th July 2018

Golf Challenge Southwick Park GC


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I am very saddened to inform you that Lt Cdr David Walton (PB 80) passed away on 31 May 2018. He had been unwell for some time .

His funeral will be held on Friday 22 June at 11.15 at Porchester Crematorium, Upper Cornaway Lane, Fareham PO16 8NE.

It was Davids’s wish, along with his family, not to have a Naval  Funeral. They have also requested family flowers only. Donations if desired may made to the RNLI.

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