Reunions
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Australia 02  020Reunions can be a great time to restore old friendships, swap sea stories, and catch up on the years that have passed since we last sailed together. They can be a time of celebration, of cameraderie, and a chance to connect our families and friends to the submarine community. They can also be a painful time when we realize that old familiar faces are no longer with us, having cast off on Eternal Patrol.

As it has been said, however, let us live while we are alive! This reunion section provides that opportunity. You can help in reunion planning and organizing, or if that's not your style, you can follow the progress, and even catch up on the ones you missed. If you are committed to making a reunion happen, contact the Site Administrator, and we'll create some pages for you to post your progress.

The Bates existed for almost 30 years. We recognize that while you might feel a sense of connection with all Bates sailors, you're probably most connected to those who sailed with you. Accordingly, we encourage reunions that are focused on those 2-3 year windows with a core of shipmates who actually spent time hanging out in the crew's mess or the AMR2 workbench together. Our standard will be that if you were a part of the Bates, you are welcome at any reunion, but don't feel obligated to attend if the core group is outside your timeframe.

 

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