This Web Site was designed for people who served on H.M. Submarine Repulse. We have a lot of archive pictures and facts about the submarine and those whom served on her. We would also like to hear from those who served on or helped build her but are not members of the association, please state which commision and which crew. If you had a friend who served upon Repulse and have lost contact and we might be able to help you re-establish contact with them.If you have any interesting facts, figures or pictures of Repulse we would love to hear about them. We can scan and return your photo's.
An End of Polaris ceremony was held in Faslane Naval Base on the 28 August 1996 with the then Prime Minister, John Major giving the final decommissioning speech to close the Polaris programme. During the ceremony a commemorative plaque was unveiled at the entrance to the Trident base.
After the ceremony a small buffet lunch was held in the "Ship Lift" and a group of "Repulsives" met together for the first time for many years. The lunch progressed to a dinner in the Ardencaple Hotel that evening and it was decided that having had such a good time, they ought to do it again in the future. So is it and the above Association was born:
CMEA (P) retired(firstname.lastname@example.org)
POOEL (P) retired (email@example.com)
CMech (P) retired
The association first met on the 25th September 1997 at the Imperial Hotel, Barrow in Furness (The birthplace of Repulse).
The association at that time had 73 people who declared in interest in joining. We now have around 220 members and still looking for more to join.
The association has it own newsletter, an AGM and we have a reunion about every two years. Our membership fee is very small and only used for administration costs.
OTHER REPULSE BADGES ALL HAD SAME MOTO
Who touches me is broken
HMS C11 14 th 1909, HMS E26 3rd 1916, HMS H3 15 th 1916, HMS Umpire 19th 1941,
HMS C34 17th 1917, HMS E34 20th 1918, HMS H47 9th 1929, HMS Shark 6th 1940,
HMS Salmon 9th 1940, HMS Phoenix 16th 1940, HMS Narwhal 23rd 1940
HMS Union 20th 1941, HMS Cachalot 30th 1941, HMS Artemis 1st 1971