H.M.S. Hood Association Battle Cruiser Hood
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Happy New Year

Cancellation of Annual Dinner & Postponement /Cancellation of Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Over the past few days the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on Europe has become increasingly apparent. Infection rates in the UK are rising steeply and yesterday the UK Government made clear how seriously we should take the threat of this disease, and what radical measures we should take to try to limit its spread.  These measures include limiting non-essential travel (including by working from home), self-isolation of whole families where one member displays symptoms, avoidance of clubs, pubs, restaurants and theatres, and avoidance of physical contact such as handshakes.  In particular, those in vulnerable groups, notably those aged over 70 and those suffering from underlying health conditions, will be invited to self-isolate from now on for twelve weeks.

Many of our members are in those vulnerable groups and our AGM and annual dinner are scheduled for less than ten weeks from now.  It would clearly be potentially dangerous for our members to congregate under these circumstances and the HMSHA committee has decided to CANCEL the annual dinner.  The AGM will also NOT now take place on 23 May.  If circumstances permit, it may be possible to reschedule the AGM for much later in the year, perhaps for the time of our annual remembrance ceremony scheduled for Wednesday 11 November.  Further guidance on whether it will be possible to hold our November events will follow later in the year, once the picture clarifies.

Remembering Alec Kellaway
We are sad to report that Hood veteran and former H.M.S. Hood Association committee member Alec Kellaway has crossed the bar. Alec was a good friend and he will be sorely missed.

Latest Update ( 19-Mar-2020)
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Photo Memorial Photo Appeal

We are seeking photos & information to use in our online memorials to the men who died in the sinking of Hood. We currently only have photos of 976 out of the 1415 lost. If you can contribute, please contact us.

Membership Membership- Joining or Renewing

If you have a sincere interest in preserving the memory of Hood and crew, or are a current member who wishes to renew your membership, please click on the button below. See our Membership page for additional information.

Donate Make a Donation

If you have old Hood materials and would like to find them a good home, or if you’d otherwise like to contribute financially to our work, please click on the button below.

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