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Royal Naval Patrol Service Association




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The site is the WWW face of the Royal Naval Patrol Service Association, a registered charity (No. 273148), with aims to unite all those men and women who served with the Royal Naval Patrol Service during the years 1939 to 1946 and to assist those of them, their widows and dependents who are in need.

As well as providing a brief formal history of the RNPS there is a description of the RNPS Museum at Sparrows Nest, Lowestoft and some information, suggestions and links if you are planning further research or intending to visit. It also provides an online version of the RNPS Memorial. The Museum is currently appealing for help in identifying some photographs.

We have a page of advice to divers about RNPS wrecks.

The RNPS memorial was erected by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in memory of those who lost their lives whilst serving in the Royal Naval Patrol Service and who have no grave other than the sea. Many have visited the Memorial but many more are unable to. We try to bring the names of those who are remembered there to those who cannot make the journey, in more detail than can be found at the CWGC website. It is hoped that this facility will also prove useful to historians and family history researchers.

Please see the 'Further Information' page for details of how to research the service histories, medal claims, pension queries, etc., of members of Royal Naval Patrol Service.

For all other purposes the RNPS Association can be contacted at:

RNPS Association
Sparrow's Nest Gardens
Whapload Road
NR32 1XG

Telephone: +44 (0) 1502 586250

All email enquiries should be addressed to

For any purpose, all written correspondence to the Royal Naval Patrol Service Association should be addressed through the National Secretary at the above address.

For anything to do with the website please contact

For accounts of experiences of members of Royal Naval Patrol Service you can't do better than visit the excellent website 'Harry Tate's Navy'. There is also a 'Forum' there so that you can circulate details of your queries or help out with the queries of others.

Page last amended: 29th September 2014









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