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(email@example.com)
POOEL (P) retired (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 A1 18th 1904, HMS E5 7th 1916, HMS E24 24 th 1916, HMS E49 12th 1917,
HMS A10 17th 1917, HMS H5 2nd 1918, HMS D3 12th 1918, HMS H42,23th 1922,
HMS P39 26th 1942, HMS Thunderbolt 14th 1943, HMS Turbulent 14th 1943,
HMS Stonehenge 16th 1944, HMS Syrtis 28th 1944, XE11 6th 1945,
My name is Stephanie and I’m trying to find my Dad, possibly too late as he’s around 10 to 13 years older than my Mum and she’s 77.
My Dads name is John Black Mackenzie – he’s noted on the crew list for HMS Repulse as Radio Mechanician1. I know he lived in Naval Quarters in Hilsea in Portsmouth. I also know that he had 4 or 5 children before I came along and there’s a previous post on the Repulse website from one of his children who has also tried to track him down although I have no idea if they succeeded. I have a couple of photos of him but have not seen him since I was two or three years old. Any information, stories or photos would be greatly appreciated, thank you for reading this post.