Officials

PRESIDENT
Hon. Rupert Digby


Although not having served in the Royal Navy,
Rupert has an impeccable connection with HMS Cossack.
He is the grandson of Rear Admiral Robert St. V. Sherbrooke, VC, CB, DSO
Commanding Officer of HMS Cossack at the 2nd Battle of Narvik.
Later, in 1942, as Captain of HMS Onslow he was to be awarded the Victoria Cross for action against a much superior force whilst on Russian convoys.
He survived serious wounds from the action and went on to be promoted to Rear Admiral and also served as Flag Officer Germany

VICE PRESIDENT 
Peter Harrison


Peter Served on HMS Cossack (D57) during 1952
as a Petty Officer Writer.

VICE PRESIDENT
Alan Edinborough


Son of W A Edinborough (O/S) who was killed whilst serving on HMS Cossack (LO3) in 1941

CHAIRMAN

ARCHIVIST & dual WEBSITE/NEWSLETTER EDITOR


Keith Batchelor
Keith served as a Lt Cdr (SCC) in the RNR for many years
He’s the Son of Geoffrey Batchelor who survived the sinking of HMS Cossack (LO3) in 1941.

Hon. SECRETARY, TREASURER & 

dual WEBSITE/NEWSLETTER EDITOR

Debbie Taylor
Daughter of Leslie H Taylor who served on HMS Cossack (D57)
between 1949 & 1951, including the ships involvement in the Korean War. 
Debbie also served as a AB Plotter in the RNR

RUM BOSUN

Pat Gaffney
Served on HMS Cossack (D57) in 1958
He’s the author of Sons of the Seas

Committee Members

Doug Parkinson
Doug served on HMS Cossack (D57) between 1957 and 1958
as an EA3

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Peter Hampstead
Peter Served on HMS Cossack (D57) during 1946
as a leading Writer.


Ken Satterthwaite
Ken Served on HMS Cossack (D57) between 1957 and 1958
as an Able Seaman

Standard Bearer

Martin Loughlin