2014pinThe We Remember Submariners 2014 Memorial Pin in memory of our brothers who have sailed on eternal patrol over the past year, along with the five submarines that were lost during 1914.

The 10 gold poppies and 5 submarines are remembered on the the 2014 Memorial Pin as listed below.


  • ET Christopher Payne (HMS Triumph) (5th Sep 2013)
  • CPO 'Brigham' Young Rtd (18th Jun 2013)
  • Brandon Carmichael (12th May 2013)
  • CPO (TS)(SM) William McNeil (18th Feb 2014)
  • Stephanie Bleby (26th Mar 2014)
  • Tom Roan (USA) 31th Mar 2014)
  • Michael Edwards (3rd May 2014)
  • Alex Menzies (4th May 2014)
  • Ken Williams (14th Feb 2014)
  • Andrew Mahood CPO Retired (23rd Jun 2014)

 Submarines lost in 1914

  • 16th Jan - A7 (Accidental loss)
  • 14th Sep - AE1
  • 18th Oct - E3
  • 3rd Nov - D5
  • 25th Nov - D2

Andrew MahoodCPO Andrew Mahood was a CT1 who served aboard submarines Finwhale, Cachalot, Onslaught and Osiris between 1968 and 1978.

alex menzies2 150x150RS Alex Menzies served aboard submarines Odin, Valiant, Warspite, Orpheus, Osiris and Oberon between 1962 and 1979.

He was a joker until the last, never allowing the cancer that claimed him to beat his sense of humour.

No Picture 150x150CPO Michael ‘Bungy’ Edwards was a member of the North East Branch of the SA after serving aboard submarines Trump, Tudor, Totem, Truncheon, Amphion and Turpin between 1957 and 1964.

At this time, unfortunately, we have no photographs of Bungy.

At Fiddler’s Green, where seamen true
When here they’ve done their duty
The bowl of grog shall still renew
And pledge to love and beauty.

Tom Roan 150x150Tom Roan was one of our members from the USA. Hugely respected and liked, he was a strong influence within the USN submariner veteran community.

A lifelong submariner, ‘Chief of the Boat’ Tom served aboard many conventional and nuclear submarines, including USS CATFISH (SS-339), USS George Washington (SSBN598), USS Ethan Allen (SSBN/SSN-608) and USS Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633). He was also involved in the Aluminaut project.

Unfortunately, we in the UK know very little about Tom … but he did like to share a Frederick Marryat verse with his ‘Brothers of the Phin’, so it seems fitting that we quote it here:

William McNeil 300x267CPO(TS)(SM) William McNeil served in HM Submarines from 1965 until 1988, aboard Walrus, Odin, Onslaught, Dreadnought and Turbulent.

A long-term member of the Dolphin Branch of the Submariners Association, ‘Billy Mac’ valiantly fought cancer for over two years before crossing the bar on 18th February 2014.

Ken WilliamsRO1 (G) Ken Williams served twice on HMS Warspite during his time as a submariner between 1968 and 1975, as well as aboard submarines Courageous, Odin and Otter.

After leaving the Submarine Service, Ken was a member of the Barrow-in-Furness Branch of the Submariners Association.

Brian YoungCPO Brian John ‘Brigham’ Young.

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