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Message from our Committee
100 Years of Hood2016 marks the centenary of Hood's keel laying. In short, the Mighty Hood is turning 100 this year! As a result of this, there will be several key events taking place over the next few months.

Listed below are some of the key dates our fellow Association members should be aware of:

  • Our Annual Reunion - 21 & 22 May, Portsmouth. We're looking forward to seeing fellow members and to presenting the Richard Doolin Award for the first time to a cadet from St Austell.
  • Unveiling of Hood's Bell - 24 May, Portsmouth. HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, will unveil Hood's bell and open the Jutland Exhibition.
  • Britain at War Magazine 'HMS Hood & Bismarck Anniversary Special" ‘Britain at War’ magazine is currently featuring a special look at Hood and Bismarck. It's available now.
  • Hood Coverage in Iceland– Iceland's TV Ch 1 will feature a report on Hood on 24 May. There will also be an accompanying radio report.
  • Centenary of Hood’s Keel Laying – Thursday, 01 Sep 2016, West College Scotland, Clydebank, Scotland.  
  • Rededication of 50031 Locomotive – Noon, 17 September at Severn Valley Railway, Kidderminster. 50031 locomotive Hood will be rededicated at noon followed by a 1pm ride to Bridgnorth (small group on vintage observation saloon but anyone is welcome to travel on the rest of the train)
  • Crowdfunding for Film about Hood's Bell – Rob White and his Maritime Films UK colleague, Andy Jones, are making a film telling the story of the bell recovered last year from Hood's wreck.  Our Association is part-funding the project but, in order to complete the film to the standard required, Rob and Andy are going to launch an appeal for “crowd funding" in late May.

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How You Can Help

1000/75 Memorial Appeal
We are seeking photos & information to use in our online memorials to the men who died in the sinking of Hood. Our hope to have photos of 1000 men by the time of the 75th anniversary of Hood's sinking in May 2016. We currently only have photos of 905 out of the 1415 lost. If you can contribute, please contact us.

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