HMS Torbay

On 5th May 2005 at a ceremony at Armoury House in London, the Company entered into an Association with Her Majesty’s Submarine Torbay, in the presence of the then Commanding Officer, Commander Chris Groves, RN Рnow retired from the Navy and one of our Court Assistants.

HMS Torbay was decommissioned in July 2017; the Master and other members of the Company attended the decommissioning ceremony in Plymouth. The Company looks forward to a further affiliation with the Submarine Service in due course.

The special relationship between the Company and the Submarine Service is particularly appropriate as the previous, fourth HMS Torbay, also a submarine, was commanded during World War II by Lt. Cdr. Tony Miers, who won the Victoria Cross for a particularly dangerous raid on Corfu harbour in 1942 and who, as Rear Admiral Sir Anthony Miers, was Master of the Company in 1984/85.