The HMS Arethusa Association was founded in 1987, by former crew members from the last ship to bear the name of Arethusa, a Frigate (F38) in service from 1965 until 1989.
The Association counts among it's members some of the crew of the 1935 Cruiser.
Reunions are held annually, usually in October, at varying locations around the UK.
Much of the factual content on this site was supplied by the Association, who in turn collect such articles from their members.
For more information about the Association contact the Secretary:-
Roland 'Tom' Sawyer
For more information about the National Memorial Arboretum click here
If you are planning a visit then the following may help you locate the Arethusa tree...
At reception you can be supplied with a free pamphlet which has a map of the site, you need to locate and follow Millenium Way, as you pass the junction with Yeomanry Way you will see the White Ensign on your left. The trees now to your left along Millenium Way are the RN trees, Arethusa is the second tree along in the second row from the path.