https://www.facebook.com/watchashore/videos/377265619588280/?t=161 On Merchant Navy Day the Princess Royal unveiled the new monument, the … [Read More...] about Unveiling of Plymouth Merchant Navy Monument
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.
The Central and West of Scotland Port Welfare held an Awareness Event onboard the Tall Ship. This was not only to raise awareness about the Merchant … [Read More...] about Merchant Navy Awareness Event
Sue Williams, was invited as National Chairman of The Watch Ashore, to the Mansion House in London for the Annual General Meeting of Seafarers UK. It … [Read More...] about Seafarers UK AGM
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