HMS Cardiff Association, Records

Scope and Content

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;

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.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by HMS Cardiff Association, 2003

Other Finding Aids

Handlist available at the Glamorgan Record Office

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply

Appraisal Information

All records offered have been accepted and listed


Accruals are possible