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December 11, 2018, 07:18

 

The RNPSA


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.

Christmas opening

The Museum and Office will be closed from Wednesday 19th December and re-open on Monday 7th January 2019. If anyone needs to visit during this period it may be possible to open up for you, please contact Leo on 01502 584555.


Latest Newsletter

Newsletter 85 - Winter 2018 is now online and accessible from the Association Newsletter index page. As well as many other features it contains a full report on the re-union in October.


Heritage Open Days 2018/9

We opened the RNPS Museum on four days for the period of the 2018 event, Friday and Saturday of each of the two weeks until 2.00pm each day. We were delighted to welcome 95 adults and 6 children in total over those days.

We might have opened for longer if we had sufficient volunteers to man the museum. As with many other voluntary organisation we are desperately short of helpers.

In 2019 we hope to open for longer. If you have any sort of interest in the Royal Naval Patrol Service and its connection with Lowestoft and could offer a few hours per week please contact us. We will give you any training necessary and voluntary work at a charity will look good on your CV.


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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