HMS Cardiff Association records including notes on members, 1956-1995; correspondence, 1932-1985; minutes of general meetings, 1979-1986; photographs and memorabilia, 1932-1995; sound tapes, 1982-1992;
HMS Cardiff Association, Records
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The association was established for the benefit of former crewmen and officers of HMS Cardiff, the second of two ships bearing this name. The first HMS Cardiff was commissioned in 1917 and laid up in 1946. The second HMS Cardiff was commissioned in 1979 and its appearance prompted Frank Lintern, a former Chief Petty Officer with the first HMS Cardiff, in conjunction with Vice Admiral Sir Barry Wilson, KCB, to establish the association. This was made up of former naval servicemen and a number of their wives and numbered in total approximately 80 members. Lintern served as Secretary of the HMS Cardiff Association and the records include a large number of his personal photographs and memorabilia. The falling number in membership led to the transfer in 2003 to supervision by the Royal Naval Association, Cardiff. The transfer is likely to be temporary.
HMS Cardiff Association records arranged chronologically by record series
Conditions Governing Access
Open access to military and other papers with the exception of any papers and photographs of Frank Lintern which may be identified by staff of the Glamorgan Archives as of a very sensitive, personal nature. Minor practical restrictions may be applied to access to sound tapes.
Deposited by HMS Cardiff Association, 2003
Other Finding Aids
Handlist available at the Glamorgan Record Office
Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids
Conditions Governing Use
Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply
All records offered have been accepted and listed
Accruals are possible