Many congratulations to the @StellaMarisOrg who today celebrated their centenary. They hold a special place in the heart of Glasgow Branch members not … [Read More...] about Stella Maris Centenary
I have found friendship, laughter and a social life with people who understand what it was like to live our sort of life. Sue
Why Join The Watch Ashore? … to be with others who understood the difficulties of coping with a family and maintaining a home during months of separation. Sally
The Watch Ashore – Providing support and friendship to partners and families of Merchant Navy personnel.
World Maritime Day 24th September 2020 UK maritime charities step up as shipping sector faces humanitarian crisisAs a result of the pandemic, the … [Read More...] about WORLD MARITIME DAY
This morning in Plymouth, our National Chairwoman, Mrs Christine Payne laid a Wreath on behalf of The Watch Ashore at The Watchkeeper Monument on the … [Read More...] about MERCHANT NAVY DAY
The Watch Ashore is a not-for-profit social organisation that provide support and friendship, to partners and families of Merchant Navy personnel. In 1933 the Watch Ashore lobbied for reforms and today, the reforms we are lobbying for are remarkably similar – better conditions for the Merchant Navy, better safety, better training. Our members are the wives, widows, mothers, sisters and daughters of all Merchant Navy personnel and anyone with an interest in matters to do with the Merchant Navy. We have members across the country, either associated with one of our local branches or as Country members.
“I have made some very close friends who had children ages with mine. The friendships are made for life and we share each others happy and sad times. They are so special and no matter how long it is since you have met up the bonds are still there. The Watch Ashore has enriched my life.” Ina