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Issue 1 - October 2004
Contained news of the first reunion. An article on Derrick Middleton (now on our members’ pages). News of the retirements of Mike Sims, Alan Cave and Ken Voysey. An obituary for Gerry Green. (Click on the image, right, to view the pdf version.)
Issue 2 - April 2005
An article on Frank Moore, now on our members’ pages. News of the retirements of David Lockley, Peter Bailey, Roy Woolgar and John Slack. News of the death of John Farmer.
Issue 3 - October 2005
An article by Trevor Mitchell on the early days of WSTG, now on our members’ pages. A light-hearted piece by Johnnie Dunbar from “The Critical Path”. News of the retirement of Roger Phillips and reports of the deaths of Freddie Parkman and Jim Gudgeon.
Issue 4 - June 2006
A review of the group visit to HMS Collingwood Museum. A visit to Win Dibley’s house resulting in some interesting archive material. A profile of Les Marks. News of Adrian Wright’s retirement. News of the death of Brian Ford.
Issue 5 - November 2006
A profile of Bert Norris and his remark-able war record, now on our members’ pages. Remembering the life and career of Ernie Brimecombe. Celebrating Mike Hogan’s retirement. News of the deaths of Dave Blowers and Liz McKenzie.
Issue 6 - May 2007
An article on his career by Knocker White, now on our members’ pages. A piece on the 2006 Christmas party. Obituaries of Derrick Middleton and Jim Stephens.
Articles on the WSTG excursions to HMS Belfast and to Tangmere Military Aviation Museum. News of Ron White’s retirement. Memories of Eric Shoesmith (including his part in the Battle of the River Plate). An obituary of Ron Kimber.
Issue 8 - May 2008
An article on the work of the HMS Collingwood Museum. News of the retirements of Dick Hughes and Graham Collins. Obituaries of Mickey Lawson, Mike Stenson and Gordon Hoare.
Issue 9 - November 2008
An article by Alf Huntley on the ‘ex-pat’ lifestyle in Spain. News of the Reunion Group visits to Chatham Historic Dockyard and Fort Nelson. An obituary of John Henson, a founder member of WSTG.
Issue 10 - May 2009
An article on the Reunion Group visit to the Imperial War Museum. Ivan Winter reports on accessing old personnel records. An obituary of Don Warren.
Issue 11 - November 2009
An article on the Seaslug GWS. Obituaries of Ray Walton and Gerry O’Gorman.
Issue 12 - May 2010
News of our celebration of the 50th anniversary of the creation of WSTG. A profile George Scutt including the story of his fine war record. A piece on Bert Norris’ 90th birthday. An obituary of John Brook.
Issue 13 - November 2010
A profile of Gibraltar lad Louis Figueras. An article on some of the contacts made through the WSTG web site. An update of the work of the Collingwood Museum.
Issue 14 - May 2011
An article on the Tribal class frigates. A piece on the Inte-gated Communications System 1. More news on contacts made through the web site.
Issue 15 - November 2011
A piece on some of the ships that WSTG worked on for foreign navies. An article on WSTG’s part in the computer-isation of the RN. An obituary of Vic Clements.
Issue 16 -May 2012
On the 30th anniversary of the Falklands War, an article recalling one aspect of WSTG’s involvement in the conflict. Also the web site generates a question about the Type 670 Jammer. More adventures at the Collingwood Museum!
Issue 17 - November 2012
An article on the Leander class frigates. A plan to keep the Collingwood museum running. News of Kelvin Neale’s retirement.
Issue 18 - November 2013
An article by Ken Hoad on the early days of Radar in Portsmouth. The first part of a piece by Colin Parr on Agency Work in the Shipbuilding and Repair Industry (now on our members’ pages). Obituaries of Keith Parke and Gordon Bone.
Issue 19 - November 2014
A piece by Barry Robertson on volunteering at the Explosion Museum, Priddys Hard. The second part of Colin Parr’s article on Agency Work in the Shipbuilding and Repair Industry. Obituaries of Sheila Day and Joe Cleall.
Issue 20 - May 2015
A review of the WSTG ‘outing’ to the Explosion Museum, Priddys Hard, Gosport. The final part of Colin Parr’s article. An obituary of Neville Maton and news of the death of Fred Guy.
Issue 21 - November 2015
Obituaries of Fred Guy and Pat Cross. News of the deaths of Len Flack and Dave Taylor.
Issue 22 - November 2016
News of the resurrection of the WSTG Honours Board and its new location in the Victory Building, HMNB Portsmouth. News of the deaths of George Scutt, Orien Young and Bert Norris.