HMS/M Opportune (S20) was an Oberon Class, diesel powered British submarine, which was commissioned in 1964 and de-commissioned in 1993.
Every year since 1994 a number of ex-senior rates from the "Boat" have got together to celebrate the life and times living aboard an "O" class submarine and to remember the boat and all who sailed in her.
The meetings are held in different geographical locations each year, location being decided by the host for that year. We have been to many locations in the UK and also to two foreign locations, Gibraltar and Malta.
At each reunion, we hold a mess meeting. These meetings can be lively but we do strive to make them quick so that the business in hand may commence (dit spinning with just a hint of alcohol for those that must!!). The meeting will discuss such things as reunion arrangements, who will host the following year, location and AOB.
Entitlement to attend the reunions has changed several times over the years, however, we have tried to open the meeting to as many people as possible whilst still retaining the uniqueness of the event. The current stance is that the reunion may be attended by any ex senior rate off the Opportune no matter when they served. It was agreed at the 2009 reunion that all mess members may bring guests, however, only men are allowed to the Saturday dinner time mess meeting.
Although our reunion is a unique event it is not
in any way meant to be a replacement for other submarine related reunions, indeed by its own rules of
entitlement to attend, it has a limited future. Many of Opportune's senior
rates attend other functions and our intention is to advertise and promote your reunions throughout the submarine fraternity
allowing as many people as possible to enjoy and relive the "Esprit De Corps" enjoyed by us all.
To advertise your reunion on this site Click Here.
Finally we would like to thank you for looking at our website and if you are an ex Opportune Senior rate and wish to attend the reunions please contact us for details. You will be most welcome.