Previous Reunions

Reunion History

The Association. was conceived in 1990 after a get together of 22 Shipmates, at Bognor Regis.

It all started off by Ron (Sticks) Pratt  who having read the “Navy News”, for the first time and noting that all these old Shipmates were having reunions, all that is except “Ceylon”. So in October of 1989, Ron asked the “Navy News” if they would place a notice in its column calling for all old S/Ms of the 1950/2 commission to get in touch with a view to a reunion.

As stated above, 22 got in touch and they had a get together in Bognor. After further notices in several other magazines and again in the “Navy News”, there was quite a response, some from other commissions asking if they could join us and so it was agreed to open the doors to all ex “Ceyloner’s”, and in April 1991 a reunion was held in Portsmouth with some 142 attending. The Sunday after this most successful first reunion, an open meeting was called at which Officers and Committee was formed and we duly registered as an official Association and have gone from strength to strength.

Reunions have been held every year since

2017 – Nottingham
2016 – Bosworth Hall Hotel & Spa [click to see Photos]

2015 – Babbacombe Anchorage hotel
2014 – Babbacombe Anchorage hotel
2013 – Bournemouth
2012 – Coventry
2011 – Torquay
2010 – Chester
2009 – Torquay Kistor hotel
2008 – Torquay Kistor hotel
2007 – Gillingham
2006 – Bournemouth
2005 – Llundudno
2004 – Babbacombe
2003 – Chesterfield
2002 – Sandown, Isle of Wight
2001 – Babbacombe
2000 – Blackpool
1999 – Babbacombe
1998 – Babbacombe
2000 – Blackpool
1996 – Pompey
1995 – Pompey
1994 – Leamington Spa Royal Naval Association
1993 – Pompey
1992 – Pompey
1991 – Bognor