The function of the Association is to keep the 'Spirit' of Ganges alive through the re-uniting of class and shipmates at an Annual Reunion. Divisional meetings are held throughout the world.

Membership of the Association is open to all personnel who were carried on the books of HMS Ganges, HMS St. George & HMS Bruce. i.e. Boys, H.O.s, Instructors, Ships Company, Officers, WRNS, QARNNS and Royal Marines. Membership now stands at 2,650 plus. Our members ages range from over 90 years young, to those stalwart members still serving in the RN. Although the majority are dispersed throughout the length and breadth of the British Isles, there are members in France, Holland, Spain, Germany, Hungry, Greece, Canada, USA, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Many have their own Divisions and hold local meetings.

The membership is kept informed of events, past, present and future by means of our magazine the 'HMS Ganges Association Gazette' which is sent to members three times a year

The HMS Ganges Association Museum is located at Shotley Marina, Shotley, open weekends and Public Holidays from 1100 to 1630 there are displays, artefacts and memorabilia of life at HMS Ganges from its inception to its closure in 1976. Manned by local ex Ganges volunteers, it is a most interesting display which the association supports in every way it can.

The association also supports the Sea Cadets by means of an annual donation and the HMS Ganges Remembrance Garden project at Mylor near Falmouth.

Support for all the activities and services of the Association is provided by unpaid volunteers.

The association also has it's own website at

To join, please complete both forms and send to the Membership Sec.

Download Forms here;               Form A                  Form B        

Membership subscriptions: Twenty Pounds (£20.00) per year

Any queries, please email the Membership Secretary.