HMS Cardiff

Home Page for the 1982 Ship's Company of

Please follow the links on the left to access details of the personnel involved and upcoming events. HMS CARDIFF arriving back in her home port of Portsmouth at the conclusion of her Falklands campaign on the 28th July 1982. A few of us are still recovering from the reunion that took place on Sunday 30th September 2007.

A 30th anniversary reunion is already being plotted. Put the weekend of Friday 9th to Sunday 11th November 2012 in your diaries. Watch this space. Big Thank You's To all associated with the reunion weekend. I know this will not capture all but; The Welsh Assembly, Cardiff City Council, SAMA82 Wales and by no means least our wives and partners, whether they attended with us or not. Please use the In The News link to see how the weekend was reported on the Defence Intranet. For amendments or suggestions regarding the contents of the website please use the email form at the Contact Us link and Barra Houldershaw will respond to you as soon as possible. Photographs are still needed of: the Marine Engineering Department; the Executive, Missile and Sonar branches, the Flight; the Chiefs Mess; and names are needed for the POs Mess and WE Department photographs. A big thank you to Joe Locke for submitting a big update to the Deployment Diary. Loads of room for more dates.

Two more shipmates have got in touch since the reunion; PO(EW) Bob Snoddon and LMEM Steve Evans. Their details will be posted soonest. Rod Meadows and Barra Houldershaw are attempting to maintain a Ship’s Company contact list that can be circulated at regular intervals. If your name is included in the list below, the email address currently held for you appears not to work. If you are reading this, were a member of the Ship's Company back in 1982 are not aware of recent reunions or been contacted please use the email form at the Contact Us link to update us with your details. If anyone has a working email address for any of these people we would like to hear of it. For whatever reason, the pictures appear best when viewed in MS Internet Explorer.

Why you should go on a cruise

Cruises are very popular among people who want a unique vacation. With plenty of routes, entertaining activities and a lovely atmosphere, you should not miss on a sea trip. Whether you want something exiting for your anniversary or a surprise for your lover’s birthday, pick a one-of-a-kind journey on water and explore all the things you can do. Bring your children along and create splendid memories together. Make sure you capture all of them on your camera.

Choose between the numerous destinations and you will have the best time of your life. Plan your days on a ship cruise and offer your loved ones a spectacular experience in one of the most cherished city in Britain. Visit Cardiff for its many tourist attractions, shopping opportunities and historical heritage. You can taste the local food, discover the treasures of the Welsh culture and check out a vast collection of art at the museums and galleries.

Let the cruise you booked with the ship company take to unexpected places that you might have dreamed of. You can experience new locations that have long been on your to-do list like bays, beautiful towns and islands. From families that take joy in the sunny days on the deck to gentlemen that gaze at the sea from a private balcony with their escorts from, you will be surrounded by many interesting people that will accompany you the entire holiday.

No matter if you wish for a getaway with your group of friends, or you take pleasure in a solo trip as a stress relief, there is no doubt that you will love cruises. There are lots of fun activities you can do on the ship. If you are a sports enthusiast, you can go for a game of golf, volleyball, basketball or you can visit for some peaceful moments. After dark, go to a live musical or clubs.

If you are a gourmand, you will love the food choice. From poolside barbeques to romantic dinners in your room, you can find delicious meals anytime you want. Explore the traditional cuisine everywhere you go and feast your taste buds with the most stunning desserts. You will spend one day in Cardiff and the next one in the most impressive sceneries filled with the wonders of nature. Let the ocean breeze caress your face and enjoy the salty fresh air.

When you are onboard with other hundreds or thousands of persons, you will surely make new friends from various parts of the world. In case you travel alone, you might even find your soul mate. You can learn many things about other cultures and make conversation with couples, singles, newlyweds, grandparents and big families. Your kids will definitely appreciate their new play mates. Introduce your little ones to other civilizations and historical locations.

A cruise is a wonderful pastime for everyone regardless of their age group. Recharge your batteries after a long period of stressful activities and worries and detach yourself from the environment at work. Strengthen your relationships with your family members and build new ones with other charismatic individuals. You can visit extraordinary destinations, watch the picturesque landscapes and have a great adventure with your friends. Discover new places on a cruise and have some fun with your dear ones!