The 2016 AGM will be held in The Hood Room, Royal Maritime Club, Portsmouth on October 15th at 0930. Anyone wishing to add items for discussion or to put their names forward, with Seconders names, to be a Committee Member, please contact the Secretary by email within the next 7 days.
The Association has been donated letters from Mary Evans which her father had received from Francis Hammond an AB who served on Jupiter from 1939 and was a POW after the sinking in February 1942 in the Java Sea. The letter charts his time on board and also briefly his time as a POW and subsequent journey to freedom 2 weeks after the end of the Far East War.
It is with sorrow that I report that Mary Baker, Associate Member and wife of David (Bagsy) Baker, Founding Member, passed away at the family home in South Shropshire on 20th April 2016 surrounded by her family. Mary attended all the Reunions with Bagsy and even last year in Middlesbrough though she was really unwell, but that was Mary, always the first to ask how you were and certainly not dwell on her own health problems.
The Association mustered 13 Members, including the President and Lady Dalton, to attend the Cremation Ceremony in Shrewsbury on the 13th May and later in the Lord Hill Hotel for the Wake. A Wreath was laid and the Association Standard was draped on her coffin, all Association Members wore colourful buttonholes to support the wishes of the family.
Later in the evening a special get together of the Puckered Plum Club (PPC) was organised in a local Restaurant to toast the life of Mary.
Portsmouth Royal Maritime Club - October 14th- 16th Weekend
Association AGM and Reunion Dinner will be on Saturday 15th in the Club, all ex-Jupiter's and their families are very welcome to attend, please contact the Secretary for further details.
Special Club Rates for all Members of the Association, great discounts on Rooms, Food and Drinks, use the Membership Application Form to take advantage of these rates from now until the end of the year.
We will also be Dedicating our Association Standard in St, Anne's Church in the Dockyard on Saturday 15th at 1200hrs, again all ex-Jupiter's and families are welcome to attend.
Three Association Members attended to place a wreath on the Jupiter Association Commemoration Tree, Terry Simpson, Mark Smith & Ken Williams (Sec). The following was read out at approx. 1100hrs.
FOR THE FALLEN
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
The Kohima Epitaph
When you go home,
Tell Them of us and say,
For your tomorrow,
We gave our today.