B r o a d s w o r d  Association

W H A T ' S   N E W  
Subscribe to this page and have it sent to your inbox

        HMS BROADSWORD Report of Proceedings 20 - 26 MAY 1982     24/06/22

Flight Diary April 8th to July 5th 1982 added to the Falklands Diary


Recently uploaded photos of Coventry taken by Phil West

Falklands 40 Reunion HMS Drake


Midshipman John Stewart was on Hermes in 82 and uploads some of his photo album of Broadsword photos.


Leanord Barton (formerly JRO Leonard Birtwistle) 1960/61

Lee served on Broadsword with Cdr Sir Peter Anson doing Artic Patrols during the Cod Wars.
Now almost 78 Lee at the time was the youngest sailor onboard at only 16.

Check out his story in the letters section


Remembrance 2021


In remembrance of our shipmate Jim Munn

Paul Brooker, horse, Buffer.
                                                   42 photos from Paul Brooker added to the 1983 gallery.                                     10/09/21

HMS Ardents final moments.

                                       Ardent, Yarmouth , Broadsword                       10/09/21

Decommisioning of the Frigate Greenhalgh (F46) - ex HMS Broadsword

10th August 2021

Stokers Reunion 31st July 2021


Charlie Cooke's 60th birthday party in Stafford                27/07/21

The Chairman and Comittee members would like to thank Vic Frewer for selling his Broadsword watercolour by Roy Henderson,
and donating the proceeds of 1,000 to the welfare fund. Thanks also goes out to Peter (Chez) Chenney who is now the proud owner of this original uncopied painting.


Photos of the damage down aft from L/STD Victor S Frewer    03/07/21

Coventry remembered in Plymouth 25th May 2021
HMS Ganges Ass, Broadsword Ass, RN Comms Ass and HMS Coventry Ass

Scarves for Veterens
If anyone wants a scarf get in contact with George membership@hmsbroadsword.co.uk  facebook

Quarter deck 1984 returning from Falklands
MEM's Ali McGraw, Bill Collard, Bungy Williams and Bagsy Baker
                                                                                              Photos contributed by Richard Marchant    13/3/21                                                                       


Rugby team after playing locals in Copenhagen
                                                                                             Photos contributed by Richard Marchant                    13/3/21                                                                       

CMEM Dave Potts Chief Stoker 1985    Contributed by Richie Marchant     09/02/21

New photos added to the 1984 gallery contributed by Richie Marchant                   09/02/21

Guard training for Chester 1984 Submitted by Dave Bracken Source Joe Jordan

May 21st 1982 Broadsword passes Norland to drop off landing instructions.                  30/06/20

Photo added in Homecoming Falklands Gallery of Broadsword anchored in Plymouth Sound 22nd July 82 before arriving alongside the next day.     25/06/20

Cenotaph March Past Nov 12th 2019

HMS Broadsword Battle Ensign
flown at the masthead throuout Operation Corporate
2nd April - 14th June 1982
Presented by Captain WR Canning DSO MBE, Officers and men
of HMS Broadsword to the WO & SR's Mess HMS Drake on the 21st Mayb 2019
In Memory of Shipmates still on patrol
'Lest We Forget'

Mini Reunion at Joint Forces HQ Northwood HMS Wildfire 25th May 2019      31/5/19

Alan Barry & Carl Brassington lay wreath on Plymouth Memorial    29/05/19

Broadswords at the SAMA Reunion 2019                29/05/19

More photos from 1984 contributed by Dave Bracken     28/05/19

Broadswords Battle Ensign from 1982 is presented to HMS Drake

Falklands 82, slowing down for RAS approach with RFA Tidespring (Tony Whitley RFA Tidespring)   08/03/19

Dave Bracken taken on New Islands during 1984 deployment   08/03/19

Limited stocks 3.76ea https://poppypins.uk/?s=Broadsword       08/03/19

The Buffer of 82 Jim (Dinger) Bell gets a visit      02/01/19

Remembrance Parade 2018 Gallery

Captain William Robert Canning
Captain William Robert Canning London Gazette 8th October 1982      17/8/18

Broadsword Newsletter Summer 2018
                                                                                                                     By Kev the Can                                                                                    13/7/18

Photos from this years Reunion in Bristol Mercure Hotel 18th & 19th May 2018               22/05/18

A short article from Warship World of the life of Tidespring with a few mentions of Broadsword. (contributed by Nick Page)   30/03/18

Broadsword 1960 photos contributed by MEM Norman Wooley      18/03/18


A view from HMS Active of  Broadsword deeply shrouded with ram panels during Armilla patrol in 1987    17/03/18

Remembrance 2017 photos added         28/11/17

Armilla Patrol handover 1985, photo taken from HMS Jupiter. 3 photos contributed by Macca added to 85 gallery.      16/08/17

Added to the Broadsword section this document is slowly being added due to its large amount of pages.   11/08/17

Broadsword pay respects 35 years on. 04/6/17

HMS Wildfire get together     31/05/2017

Spider Webster under port bridge wing tez 82
Phot taken/contributed by Mal Palin     28/5/2017

Broadsword Devonport April 1989

Broadsword entering Portsmouth April 1987 (contributed by Brian Fisher)              11/09/16

Summer 2016 Newsletter              31/07/16

Contributed by Matterson Marine Collection, Original photographer unknown
Thee photos of Broadsword entering Montreal October 82.     30/06/16

Photos added to the Springtrain 82 Gallery taken by John D Henry   25/06/16

Two photos added to the Accension Gallery  10/06/16

Photos contributed by John Durston added to the 1985 gallery  05/06/16

New photo of Coventry added    31/05/16

New photo of Coventry added to the gallery  28/05/16

Visitor graph added with link to it at the bottom of the left navigation menu.  22/05/16

Chester Reunion May 2016

Reunion Chester 2016      19/5/16


Video section added for any video that has footage of  HMS Broadsword included. 15/06/16

The Remembrance Parade list  in the events section has now been modified so that additions to the list are now live on the site.
We have 36 spaces first come first served. If you cannot attend there is also a form to remove yourself from the list.

Report into the loss of HMS Coventry

The shipmates list has now been modified so that additions to the list are live.
Change of email is also easier by adding to list and then removing for your old entry.
If you just want to be removed then click the remove from list form.


Remembrance 2015

Lynx at Sea
Added 18/9/15   Aviation News June 1981 Lynx at sea with HMS Broadsword

Added 16/9/15       A letter from Captain Norman while at Yarrow

16/9/15       New picture HMS Broadsword in Plymouth 1980

High resolution scans added to the Yarrows gallery from the Commisioning Book

BROADSWORD No1 Original Limited Edition Artworks by Nick Barwis from www.jackstaxi.net

BROADSWORD No1 Original Limited Edition Artworks by Nick Barwis from www.jackstaxi.net

SAMA82 Reunion at The Hilton, Swindon 28/03/15

Remembrance Parade London 2014

Newsletter Summer 2014

Reunion HMS Drake 24th May 2014


Hermes Broadsword & Yarmouth at Ascension island

High Resolution images added in the Ardent gallery. Click to see the picture.
If you have a mouse wheel push the wheel down and use mouse to move around the zoomed image, or use scroll bars.


RNA Padre, Reverend John (Bomber) Mills sends all good regards to Broadsword Members
and contributes photos of his father ex Broadsword  Leading Telegraphist Joe Mills

Remembrance Sunday 2013 Broadsword Remembers those we left behind

Coventry in her final resting place 300ft below the surface 14 miles off Pebble Island October 1982

Sea Power 1980
Used by kind permission of DC Thomson & Co Ltd www.dcthomson.co.uk

Oscar Whild on HMS Victory

Remembrance sunday 2012

Plymouth Reunion 2012

HMS Coventry Sinking Remembered | Forces TV

Video of Broadsword arriving home 23rd July 82

Erol Flynn and Fez Parker Birkenhead

Fez Parker and Tanzy Lee Baltimore 82

Jan Cahill, Brum ?, Scouse Carragher, Fez Parker, ? Mombasa 1984

Captain " I can sink to any depth" Biggs, in the background Lt (now Commodore) David Steele - Porto 1985

Brum, Dave, Stawbs and Sid sat on the 182 torpedo decoy Quarterdeck POS 1983 (Contributed by Fez Parker)

Tanzy San Carlos 1983 (Contributed by Fez Parker)

PO(S) Pony Moore and AB(S) Fez Parker 1983 (Contributed by Fez Parker)

Fez, Scouse Ball, Spud Hanwell and Sid Bawler Madeira 1983 (Contributed by Fez Parker)

Charlie, Strawbs, Tanzy, Brum, Debbie Reynolds, Dave Croft and Spud Hanwell Falklands 83 (contributed by Fez Parker)

Broadsword rugby team Falklands 83 waiting for the pongos to turn up to play, they called it off .... too cold!!