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Welcome To The HMS Highflyer Association Homepage

The “HMS Highflyer Association” was launched informally in 1997 to reconnect friends who had served in Ceylon West Radio Stations. The association is automatically open to the personnel and families of all those who served in HMS Highflyer and its associated tenders, between 1943 and its final closure and handover to the Sri Lankan Navy in 1962.

Currently we have a membership of just under 100 which includes members living in Australia, Canada, the Channel Islands as well as in the United Kingdom.

The membership has now been opened up by invitation to those friends of our original members who support the association and enjoy our extremely successful reunions.

“The Highflyer”, our association magazine, is published quarterly and keeps us up to date with current and future events as well as reminding us of our past.

Each year we have a reunion weekend at different sites around the country. At the same time we hold our AGM. The reunions are eagerly looked forward to by all our members. Well, they just keep getting better every year!

Details of the reunions, both past, present and planned can be found on our news pages.

We are always looking for old friends and new members so why not get in touch? Call 023 92593542 or write to The Chairman, HMS Highflyer Association, 35 Mundays Row, Waterlooville, Hanpshire PO8 OHF, UK.

3 Responses to Home Page

  1. Alick Lavers says:

    My uncle was a HO Shipwright and served in HMS HIGHLYER from about ’43 to the end of the war. His name was Sidney Lavers. If anyone’s father remembers him, can you please let me know?

  2. Helen Appleton says:

    I am looking for any information on my brother William young ( billy ) he lowered the white ensign in tricamalee in 1957 in the only short clipping I have it says he was with HMS high flyer association at the time I would love to have a photograph of this ,although it was a long time I’m hoping someone out there remembers something ,billy was 15teen years older than me but I remember his stories well he brought a friend home on leave once his name was Roy feasey I’m not sure I got the spelling right I live in hope that someone out there can help me best wishes Helen .

  3. Dave Wilson (Tug) says:

    I served on HMS Newfoundland as a communication rating between 1953-55
    based at Trincomalee, and hnandling many signals coming the local wireless
    station when we were in harbour or at dock in Colombo. I have recently been
    back to Sri Lanka and visited some of the old haunts, still a great run ashore.

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