H.M.S. Victorious Association 1956 -1968







To encourage, promote and facilitate the liason of former shipmates and other personnel who served aboard H.M.S. Victorious.

To provide a central point of contact for members seeking contact with old shipmates.

To provide a membership list from time to time.

To do all things and to carry out all acts which shall, at the discretion of the Asscociation Committee be deemed necessary to benefit and perpetuate the objectives of the Association




The Victorious Association wishes to express their sincerest condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip.



We will remember them.





Vice Admiral Sir Adrian Johns, KCB. CBE. ADC.  (Second Sea Lord). C in C Naval Home Command


Lt.. Cdr. Mathew Ball RN


Stan McLellan

3 Lynwood Gardens, Pudsey, Leeds LS28 8BZ



Vice Chairman;

Donald Marr,

The Old School House, Seaview Terrace, Johnshaven, Montrose, Angus,  DD10 0HF





Michael Humphries

The Croft, Echo Lane, Stinchcombe, Dursley Gloucestershire GL11 6BJ

01453 547436



Treasurer;  Editor VIC News; Membership Secretary;

Annual Subscriptions of 10, should be forwarded to the treasurer:

Stuart (Topsy) Turner

41 Rowley Grove,


ST17 9BL

01785 245226



Welfare Officer:

Peter Barnes

15 Elm Tree Avenue, Upper Poppleton York, YO26 6HL




Contributions to the Flat Top, should be sent to the;

Flat Top Editor; 


Association Padre:


Rt. Reverend Dr. John Mills

35 Hendrie Road



NR25 6RR




Slops Officer: Position Vacant


Please order embroidered clothing direct from http://absembroidery.co.uk/



Latest News From the Chairman Reunion 2022.

The North Euston Hotel,

The Esplanade, Fleetwood, Lancashire,
FY7 6BN.

Tel: 01253 876525

email: reception@northeustonhotel.com

Website: http://www.northeustonhotel.com

25TH - 28TH April 2022

Dinner Bed and Breakfast 58.00 per person per night + 10.00 Single Supplement.
Dinner will be served in the Vantini room each night at Time TBC

Monday Evening Dinner Trafalgar Night

Homemade Vegetable Soup served with a Fresh Bread Roll.
Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding Roast and New Potatoes and Chefs Vegetables of the Day
Vanilla Cheesecake with Cream

Pots of Tea and Coffee

Tuesday Evening Dinner Reunion Night
(Possible Tuesday bus trip if it can be sorted in time)
Fantail of Melon with a Fruit Coulis Beer Battered Fish, Chips, mushy peas, Spotted Dick and Custard.

Pots of Tea and Coffee

 Wednesday night Oriental Night

Start the night with a 
John Collins Cocktail, a refreshing drink
with Bourbon Whiskey / lemon juice / syrup / club soda

Thai Fishcakes with a Hoisin Dip
Nasi Goreng A fragrant rice dish with chicken, prawns and shredded omelet,
Served with a bean sprout salad. Chinese Egg Tart with a fortune cookie




Don't forget to order your HMS Victorious Christmas Cards, early.


On a miserable wet and chilly Saturday morning, 24th May 2009, Barry and Sharon Lockyer, Barry and Judy Snee were given the Royal treatment on a visit to HMS Victorious, Submarine S29, at Port Canaveral, Florida, USA.

The terrible weather conditions could not dampen the enthusiasm of the intrepid four and their host Mark Durkan.

The grand tour commenced with a sheer 25' drop on a vertical ladder that I am sure the two ladies had never experienced before, but by the end of the tour they were taking all the ladders in their stride, as experienced and badged submariners.

  (a) (b)   (c)

(a) Happy hour at the Fawlty Towers Port Canaveral, (b) Barry and Sharon Lockyer, Mark Durkan, Barry and Judy Snee. (c) Sharon and Barry Lockyer, Barry and Judy Snee.


My run ashore and Exped Oppo on the Victorious 1957/60, Roger (Whacker) Paine wrote the above book,

Call The Hands, in the UK and now published in America as Clear Lower Deck.


It makes a jolly good read.



Available from Amazon:





In Memory of shipmates who have crossed the Bar


HMS Victorious, The Floating Fortress, videos are now on Utube 

Part one


Part two


Updated List of Members

As of 12th May 2022


Ball Matt President

Baldwin Hannah

Barnes Peter

Barrie Jock 

Bell John

Betteridge, Derek

Brown Allan

Brown Gerald

Bull Alan

Jim Buckley

Carnall David

Cartwright Ray

Chambers Derek

Collins Jumper

Coulson Joan

Cook Barry

Cooke Charlie

Cragg Jim

Croft Mick

Davis Charles

Day Alan

Durkan Mark

Evans David "Crash"

Gibbs Peter

Goldsmith Brian

Haigh Janet

Harder Frederick

Hargest Ron

Helm Geoffrey

Hepworth Brian

Hepworth Jean

Hewitt Alan

Hotchkiss Doug

Hotchkiss Doug Jnr Flat top Edit

Huber Peter

Hudson Derek

Humphries Mike

Johns "Sir" AdrianKCB CBE DL Patron

Jones Janice

Lee Reginald

Lockyer Barry

Longhurst "Mike" Andrew

Lupton Stuart

Poppy Louise Lupton

Marr Don

Marr Joyce

Peter Matthews

Mattless Terry

McAvoy George

McLellan Stan

Millham Malcolm

Mills Rev. John

Mitchell Gerry

Parks Vince

Pimblett Harry

Rider Brian

Roberts Harry

Rowe Don

Royle Steve

Sandom Brian

Sandom Colin

Saville Melvyn

Scargill Brian

Stephens Leslie

Strachan Gerry

Tennick Brian

Thirrouez Norry

Thomas Alex

Townsend David DSM

Turner Tony N/Airman

Turner Tony J L/Sea

Turner Stuart "Topsey

Wakeman Malcolm

Whyte Maurice

Williamson Ivor

Wright Stanley

Yorke Doreen

Warren Alfie Powder monkey

Video copies of the " Floating Fortress ", filmed onboard H.M.S. Victorious, 1959, are available from 

The Imperial War Museum http://www.iwm.org.uk/ 


We can now produce DVD copies of the film. The total cost of generating bespoke copies would be 27.61 (inclusive of VAT, P+P and a blank disc).

Yours sincerely,

Matthew Lee

Research Assistant, Film and Video Archive Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ, UK

Tel: (UK) 020 7416 5294 (International) +44 20 7416 5294

Fax: (UK) 020 7416 5299 (International) +44 20 7416 5299

Website: www.iwm.org.uk

E-mail: mlee@iwm.org.uk


Two good web sites with The Victorious's history as the USS Robin.




Check my Royal Navy and HMS Victorious web page for photographs. All contributions gratefully received and accepted, decent ones can be published.