Harold Lock Funeral

Hi All, update as follows: -

Funeral Date: March 1st

Time: 1415hrs

Place: There will be a Cremation in West Suffolk Crematorium, Risby, Bury St Edmunds, IP28 6RR

Wake: The Bull Hotel

Hall Street, Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9JG.

Time: 1530approx.

Dress: Medals and Jupiter Tie please.


If anyone would like to stay at the Bull for a night, I have penciled in a few bedrooms for us, but I need to know very soon if you would like to use them, I have thought about staying the night after the wake, The Admiral and Lady Jane will be staying for 2 nights.


Rooms are: Single @ £60 B&B, Double/Twin @ £75 B&B


Please let me know if you will attending as I need to inform the family of potential numbers for catering purposes.

Harold Lock - AB - Crossed the Bar.

It is with great sadness that we report the death on Sunday 29th January 2017 of Harold Lock, last know survivor of the sinking of HMS JUPITER F85 on February 27th 1942.

On the sinking of Jupiter, Harold along with others were captured by the Japanese on February 28th and imprisoned until the end of the War. His story is told in his Book THE FORGOTTEN MEN, a copy of which is available from the Association to read.

There will be a funeral in Bury St. Edmunds to which the Association will be attending with the Association Standard, date yet to be announced.

Anniversary of JUPITER F85 loss in Java Sea

February 27th 2017 is the 75th Anniversary of the sinking by Mine of F85, in the Java Sea, a wreath laying at the Jupiter's Memorial Tree in the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, near Lichfield, Staffordshire will take place at 1200 to mark this event.

Prior to the wreath laying we attend The Millennium Chapel of Peace and Forgiveness at the Remembrance Centre and is the only place in the country where the Act of Remembrance is observed daily at 11 am.

Would those wishing to attend please contact me as I have to inform the NMA if large groups are attending any official event, dress is Medals/Jupiter Ties/Blazers/Jackets/Berets if at all possible please as we are respecting our former Jupiter shipmates. Please meet in the NMA reception area at 1040 prior to going into the Chapel.


Ken Williams




The 2017 Reunion will be held at the Fownes Hotel, Worcester on the weekend of October 13th-15th. www.fowneshotelworcester.co.uk. 

As usual it's lamp swinging night on the 13th, AGM @ 0930 on Saturday 14th and the Gala Dinner at 2000hrs. on the Saturday night, full info. for the weekend will be available the middle of next year.

Cost is £52/person/night sharing a double or twin room for B&B on the Friday and Saturday nights plus the Gala Meal on the Saturday night, 3 single rooms are also available at this price (no supplement), first come, first served.

FREE Parking & WI-FI

20 Rooms have been block booked so when you make your Reservation please mention you are part of the HMS JUPITER weekend.

Please book your weekend asap with the Hotel by email only, reservations@fowneshotel.co.uk.

Any questions/problems/special requests please contact me at ken.williams@xlnmail.com.

2016 Reunion, AGM & Standard Blessing

This years Reunion went off very well with hardly a minute of spare time for anyone. 

Friday night was lamp swinging night in the RMT Main Bar, pictures in the Gallery Section, with a few sore heads at the AGM on Saturday morning at 09.30hrs. Norman Blain took over the reigns of Chairman from Ged Smith, Mark Smith was voted in as Vice Chairman, Mick O'Neil and Simon Hutt also volunteered to join the Committee. Thanks were given to all those who had previously helped out as Committee Members. The Membership fees year was changed to yearly from January 1st to simplify accounting, Members will of had an email from the Secretary explaining.

It was proposed to approach all the ex Skippers to be Vice Presidents, subsequently the Secretary has received acceptances from Commodore Bridges and Commodore Bryant.

There was a display of Jupiter Memorabilia held by the Association and also owned by Members.

The venue for next years Reunion was discussed and Dave Baker took up the challenge to organise, AGM minutes will be available to all Members by email.

At 1300 hrs. the Association moved to St. Anne's Church in the Dockyard for the Standard Blessing Ceremony organised by our Padre Mike Wishart, a very moving short ceremony with the Admiral taking the Lesson, pictures in the Gallery Section. Thanks also to ex GI John Snoddon for organising the Standard Bearer Jan Blain, and the Escorts Mick O'Neil and Simon Hutt into some semblance of Naval Order, BZ again to you all.

This was followed at 1400hrs. by a private visit to HMS Victory, where some of us had a Tour whilst others stayed in the Senior Rates mess for coffee and relaxation, on completion of the Tour by the OOD, CPO MW Gary Burridge, everyone was invited to the Snr. Rates Mess for a Tot of Rum. Thanks to everyone on board for their hospitality, a tribute to the Modern Navy Sailors, BZ. On completion everyone went their own ways and were fully booted and spurred for the Reunion Dinner at 1900hrs. in the RMT Nelson Lounge, after Sherry and Rum, again, we sat down to a great meal and conversation, later on a Raffle and Auction of Tug Wilson's Clocks, an amazing gesture by Tug who also gave generously to the Blind Association and the Jupiter Association from sales over the weekend, many thanks. Loads of photos in the Gallery Section.

Looking forward already to the 2017 Reunion in ????