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July 21, 2018, 15:43



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, 84 Summer 2018 has been published and can be found indexed from the Association's Newsletter index (see link at the left under Association) or you can go direct to the latest issue here.


Heritage Open Days 2018

Along with many other buildings in Lowestoft the RNPS Museum, which is in part of the WW2 administration block built for HMS Europa, is due to participate in the national Heritage Open Days event which this years will be over two weeks, Thursday to Sunday, 6-9th and 13-16th September. The RNPS Museum will be open for two days, on Friday and Saturday the 7th-8th and 14th-15th, from 10.00am until 2.00pm.

The Museum is usually only open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings until 12noon so this will be an opportunity to visit when we would not normally be open. Admission is free.

Funeral of Chairman, John Street

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

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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