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March 01, 2018, 18:31



The Royal Naval Patrol Service Association,
Registered Charity no 273148, was founded in 1977 to unite the veterans who served in the Royal Naval Patrol Service 1939-1946 and to assist those of them and their dependents who might be in need. The Association also maintains and preserves a record of the work and experiences of RNPS during World War 2 by means of a Museum which seeks to educate subsequent generations about this aspect of WW2.

Although the Association occupies some of the original buildings of HMS Europa it was not formed until 30 years after the end of WW2. None of the original naval records were still in the pemises when the Association moved in and the only records we have are those donated by veterans and/or family members.

This website aims to make as much of the material held at Lowestoft available as ossible to online visitors. It also acts as a finger post to those researching family history to guide their research in the right direction.

Please follow the links placed in the column at the left to find the information that you might be seeking. If you need further assistance then there are several officers of the Association available to help but please check what is already available online first.

For a map of how to find us if visiting please see the Contact page.

Latest Newsletter

The latest edition of the newsletter, 83 Winter 2017, has been published and is online. It contains a report on the 2017 Reunion as well as many of the regualr features.


Heritage Open Days

Along with some other buildings in Lowestoft the Museum, which is in part of the WW2 administration block built for HMS Europa, participated in the national Heritage Open Days event during early September where buildings not normally open to the public coild be viewed.

The Museum is usually only open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings but on Thursday 7th, Friday 8th September and Saturday 9th September it was open from 10.00am until 2.00pm (closed on Sunday). Admission was and is free.


A full report on the funeral of our late Chairman John Street can be read in the latest Newsletter 82 Spring 2017, available from the Newsletter index page.

Also in the Newsletter are details of our forthcoming Reunion in October. Make sure you book for the dinner by the deadline.

Members, please help save us the postage costs. Let us know if you are happy to receive the Newsletter by email or by downloading it from the website. It will help reduce our considerable postage costs for each distribution.

Anno Domini

Sadly the passage of time continues to take its toll on members of the Association who once served in the RN Patrol Service. Surviving relatives might like to help us commemorate the contribution made by those who served by joining the Association in their own right. You would be very welcome.

Museum news

This space is reserved for the Museum Curator who will use this area to publicise help he needs in relation to the Museum, for example with cataloguing museum exhibits, etc.

Website news

We have updated the links from a number of pages of our old site to pages within this site. Where they don't quite match we have linked to the nearest page above so please update your favourite pages or bookmarks.

Minor amendments have been made to the Memorial database records

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