The Friends of HMS Conway was formed in 1996 to preserve the memory of the training school ship HMS Conway through the acquisition, maintenance and display of artefacts and memorabilia connected with the ship and the later shore establishment.
Our first task was to establish the wonderful memorial chapel and museum in the Scriptorium in Birkenhead Priory, overlooking the ship’s old mooring in the Sloyne at Rock Ferry on the Mersey. Since then we have transformed the building with a number of impressive “stained glass” memorial windows and the ship’s original Memorial and Honours Boards. We have also completed numerous projects around the UK to preserve the good name of HMS Conway, the most recent being the installation of a memorial window on Bangor Pier covering the ship’s time there.
Capt Derrick Kemp (Old Botha), Chairman, The Friends of HMS Conway
Update – Conway Memorial at Plas Newydd
The wooden frame has been installed at the dock and the artist is creating the “painted” window. A mock-up is below. The window will be installed by the end of 2020 but Covid-19 has delayed the formal unveiling and dedication to Saturday 16th October 2021. Full details will appear in the Jan 2021 issue of The Cadet or contact us.
A very big thank you to everyone who has donated to the appeal. We have almost reached our target so if you have not yet made a donation there is still time to make one please click here.