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Message from our President
Hood Crew On behalf of the Committee I am in discussion with the Director General of the National Museum of the Royal Navy regarding the plans for HMS HOOD's bell. I would hope to be able to have firm details by the end of February which will be posted here and on our Facebook page. In summary the plans are based around:
21 May - AGM & Dinner. Museum DG present as guest
22 May - St Ann's Church Service
23 May - Private viewing of the new Battle of Jutland exhibition for Association members
24 May - midday - Commemoration event for the bell to mark 75th anniversary of the ships' loss followed by formal opening of the Jutland exhibition. RN Guard and RM Band present.

For the period 2016-2018, the bell will form part of the Jutland exhibition in the "Aftermath of the Battle" section. Thereafter, the bell will be mounted adjacent to that of HMS PRINCE OF WALES in the 20thC exhibition. The exact details of this final display have yet to be finalised.

At the event on 24 May, there will be a special enclosure for the Association members and relatives of those who served onboard, especially those killed on 24.5.41. Exact details of how to apply for tickets for the enclosure will be announced in due course.

I will endeavour to keep you informed once the Committee have approved the final arrangements. I hope this assuages any concerns that individuals may have at this stage of the planning process.

Rear Admiral Philip Wilcocks
President HMS HOOD Association

 

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