Guest speaker 2022 Dinner John Weale CB OBE


John Weale CB OBE

guest 2022

Chairperson Atlas Elektronik UK, defence underwater specialist company, and military advisor to James Fisher Defence since leaving the Royal Navy in 2020 as Rear Admiral Submarines and Flag Officer Scotland and Northern Ireland, home has been in Cornwall since late 1980s.

A career submariner, which included an exchange post to the US, Command of HMS Trafalgar hunter killer submarine, much of my early career was spent on operations which included Southern Iraq, before embarking on a second stage career in capability management.  Completing appointments in both the Ministry of Defence, London and Abbeywood, promoted to Commodore and appointed DFOST in 2013.   Promoted Rear Admiral in 2015 and appointed Head of Submarine Service and Flag Officer Scotland for a period of almost 5 years, he retired from the Royal Navy in 2020 and noted that nuclear ownership and Scottish politics made for interesting bed-fellows which relies on good communications.  

Awarded Companion of the Bath and Order of British Empire, continuous personal development included a Cranfield Uni MBA and completion of the Oxford Uni Major Projects Leadership Academy.  

John enjoys life by the sea and is President of UK Defence Deer Management.

Aims of the Association

  • To promote "esprit de corps" amongst members so as to enhance their prestige within the service.
  • To provide wherever possible and within the means of the association, professional help and assistance to the serving membership.
  • To expand the social and recreational activities of its members.

Key Benefits to Joining Updated (August 2022)

  • Free association pin as per top of the page
  • Access to Course photograph database with free copies of photographs
  • Access to members list including ships served over 674 on database.
  • The opportunity to contact and meet old shipmates.
  • Regular social events (many subsidised).
  • Your own page on the website.
  • Occasional Seamaster web newsletter .



Membership is now open to all serving, ex serving sonar rates.
Lapel pin, access to subsidised or free events, sonar course photos and year photos.
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Keeping Up To Date

Members list now updated  over 736 names August 2022 including ships served, dates and rates when leaving.

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Photographs of ships sonar teams UPDATED!
Rememberance page update Feb 2022
Home page updated August 2022
Course Photographs updated August 2022


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