The site is the WWW face of the Royal Naval Patrol Service Association, a
registered charity (No. 273148), with aims to unite all those men and
women who served with the Royal Naval Patrol Service during the years 1939
to 1946 and to assist those of them, their widows and dependents who are
As well as providing a brief formal history of the RNPS there is a
description of the RNPS Museum at Sparrows Nest, Lowestoft and some
information, suggestions and links if you are planning further research or
intending to visit. It also provides an online version of the RNPS
Memorial. The Museum is currently appealing for help in
identifying some photographs.
We have recently added a page of advice
to divers about RNPS wrecks.
The RNPS memorial was erected by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in
memory of those who lost their lives whilst serving in the Royal Naval
Patrol Service and who have no grave other than the sea. Many have visited
the Memorial but many more are unable to. We try to bring the names of
those who are remembered there to those who cannot make the journey, in
more detail than can be found at the CWGC website. It is hoped that this
facility will also prove useful to historians and family history
Please see the 'Further Information' page
for details of how to research the service histories, medal claims,
pension queries, etc., of members of Royal Naval Patrol Service.
For all other purposes the RNPS Association can be contacted at:
Sparrow's Nest Gardens
Telephone: +44 (0) 1502 586250
There are several email addresses available for use depending on the
reason for your message:
To email the Association HQ for any purpose:
To email Leo Whisstock, the Secretary:
To email Alf Muffett, the Museum Curator: firstname.lastname@example.org
For any purpose, all written correspondence to the Royal Naval
Patrol Service Association should be addressed through the National
Secretary at the above address.
For anything to do with the website please contact
For accounts of experiences of members of Royal Naval Patrol Service you
can't do better than visit the excellent website
Navy'. There is also a 'Forum' there so that you can circulate details
of your queries or help out with the queries of others.
Page last amended: 28th November 2013