The aim of this newly-formed Association is to bring together all who served on HMS Ark Royal V (R07), the third and final ship of the Royal Navy's Invincible Class of light aircraft carriers (CVS), and to re-establish and maintain links to organizations previously affiliated to the ship.
Membership of the HMS Ark Royal Association is open to all serving or former naval, military or civilian staff who served a period of at least four weeks aboard HMS Ark Royal V, including attached squadrons, at any time between 1st July 1985 and 11th March 2011.
Associate Membership is available to all who served a period of at least four weeks aboard HMS Ark Royal IV (R09), including attached squadrons, at any time between 25th February 1955 and 14th February 1979.
Honorary Membership may also be available at the discretion of The Committee, please contact us for more information.
We regret to report that Andy Bolam a former Senior Engineer on HMS Ark Royal V, crossed the bar on 21st October 2017. Andy's funeral will take place at 1pm on 9th November at St Ann's Church HMNB Portsmouth. Family flowers only please.
New Members' Area added to the site. Login credentials will be emailed to all HMS Ark Royal Association members. If any member hasn't received their email containing the login credentials, please check your spam folder before contacting us. Included in the Members' Area is a full list of Association members.
It has been one month since we launched our new Association and we already have more than 100 members, we now aim for our membership to surpass 200 by the end of the year. Today we are pleased to welcome Rear Admiral Terry Loughran, HMS Ark Royal's CO 1993-94 as a member of the HMS Ark Royal Association.
The first box of shiny new HMS Ark Royal Association membership cards arrived in the office today. We will start dispatching them to members over the next few days.
We are very pleased to welcome Vice Admiral Sir Jeremy Blackham, Ark's CO 1992-93, as a member of the HMS Ark Royal Association.
We are very pleased to welcome Rear Admiral David Snelson, Ark Royal's CO from 2001 to 2002, as a member of the HMS Ark Royal Association.