HUDDERSFIELD

No. 11 AREA

Huddersfield Branch: Ship's Company

Graham Horner (life member)

Treasurer / Welfare Officer

Jack joined the Royal Navy in November 1952 and served until August 1977.

Not only is he the current Treasurer and Welfare Officer for the Huddersfield Branch, over the years he has also held the following positions in the RNA:

Welfare Officer; Public Relations Officer; Area Delegate; National Conference Delegate; Social Secretary; and Chairman No.11 Area.


During his time in the navy he served on the following ships and establishments:

  • HMS Ganges (Shotley Gate, Ipswich)
Nov 1952 - Nov 1953 Under training
  • HMS Indefatigable (R10)
Nov 1953 - Mar 1954 Under sea training
  • HMS Scorpion (D64)
Mar 1954 - Jul 1955 Home fleet
  • HMS Excellent (Whale Island)
Jul 1955 - May 1956 Q.A. 3
  • HMS Barrosa (D68)
May 1956 - Nov 1957 Suez / Home / Med fleet
  • HMS Excellent (Whale Island)
Nov 1957 - Nov 1958 Q.A. 2
  • HMS Mounts Bay (K627)
Nov 1958 - Aug 1960 Far East
  • HMS Excellent (Whale Island)
Aug 1960 - Feb 1961 Q.A. 1
  • HMS Devonshire (D02)
Feb 1961 - May 1964 First commission
  • HMS Ganges (Shotley Gate, Ipswich)
May 1964 - Mar 1965 Ship's company
  • HMS Decoy / Delight (D106 / D119)
Mar 1965 - Nov 1965 Home fleet / Med
  • HMS Cambridge (Plymouth, Devon)
Nov 1965 - Jan 1967 Instructor
  • HMS Tartar (F133)
Jan 1967 - Jun 1969 Captain of Fx
  • HMS Ganges (Shotley Gate, Ipswich)
Jun 1969 - Apr 1970 Instructor
  • HMS Forth (A187)
Apr 1970 - Apr 1971 Singapore
  • HMS Lochinvar (Port Edgar, Scotland)
Apr 1971 - Apr 1972 Command Sail Centre
  • HMS Nubian (F131)
Apr 1972 - Sep 1974 Captain of Fx
  • HMS Triumph (R16)  (Pembroke)
Sep 1974 - Mar 1975 Reserve
  • HMS Caroline (Ulster RNR)
Mar 1975 - Mar 1977 Staff Ch G.I.
  • HMS Pembroke (Chatham, Kent)
Mar 1977 - Aug 1977 Discharge

Jack was awarded the following medals: General Service medal (near East); Long Service and Good Conduct medal; General Service medal (Northern Ireland); and the Pingat Jasa Malaysia medal.


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