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HMS Ark Royal Association

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The Official Website of the HMS Ark Royal Association

The aim of the Association is to bring together all who served on Her Majesty's Ships Ark Royal and to re-establish and maintain links to organizations previously affiliated to the ships.

Our membership currently includes seven former commanding officers, former Ark Royal V ship's company of all eras from the original 1985 crew through to the final decommissioning crew of 2011; and Ark Royal IV ship's company members from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. 

Full Membership of the HMS Ark Royal Association is open to all serving or former naval, military, NAAFI or laundry staff, including attached squadrons, who served a period of at least four weeks aboard:

  1. HMS Ark Royal V (R07) at any time between 1st July 1985 and 11th March 2011
  2. HMS Ark Royal IV (R09) at any time between 25th February 1955 and 14th February 1979

Associate Membership is available to any close relative of a deceased former member of the crew of HMS Ark Royal (including HMS Ark Royal III (91).

Honorary Membership may also be available at the discretion of The Committee, please contact us for more information using the link at the top of this page.

 

News & Updates

18th March 2019

webnewsbadgeTickets for the HMS Ark Royal Association Reunion Dinner at the Union Jack Club in London on Saturday 7th September 2019 are on sale now at £35 per person.

Tickets can be bought online using a credit or debit card or, alternatively, download a ticket order form and pay by cheque.

Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

14th March 2019

Noah's News Issue 3Issue 3 of Noah's News - The Newsletter of the HMS Ark Royal Association is now available to download in Members' Area of this website.

Not a member yet? Click here for more information on how to join us.

5th March 2019

webnewsbadgeWe can now confirm the venues for this year's Association events.

22nd June - Our AGM and Informal Social will take place at The Editor's Draught, Wellington Street, Leeds.

7th September - The HMS Ark Royal Association Reunion Dinner will take place at the Union Jack Club, Sandell Street, London.

More details on both events to follow.

28th February 2019

newscrestWe regret to report that Clive "Dave" Tavener, who served as CPO(RS) on HMS Ark Royal V (R07) 1984-86, crossed the bar on 27th February 2019.

Dave's funeral will take place at 1330 on Thursday 28th March at Guildford Crematorium.

Rest in peace shipmate.

Diary Dates

22 June 2019

HMS Ark Royal Association AGM, Reunion & Social at The Editor's Draught, Wellington St, Leeds LS1 4LT.

07 September 2019

HMS Ark Royal Association Reunion Dinner at Gascoigne Room, Union Jack Club, London, SE1 8UJ.

08 September 2019

Naval Associations Biennial Parade at The Cenotaph, London.