USS Iceni


CO: FCAPT Matthew Bergin


XO: CAPT Lorna Bergin


SHIP CLASS: Intrepid

SPECIALITY: Long Range Explorer

MOTTO: Make Every Moment Count


CITY OF CHARTER: Rainham, England

NEWSLETTER: The Way of the Warrior


COMMS: We have a private Facebook group for crew members only in addition to our public Facebook page.







Our meetings are currently organised around pre-existing events, as we do not have a permanent venue.


A Welcome Note from the CO:


The USS Iceni is a chapter based in the south of the UK with members spread throughout the country.


While we try to meet up with each other as much as possible (mostly at sci-fi conventions), we regularly chat online in between events via Facebook and occasionally by email too.


We as a group have chosen to support UK based charities when attending many of these events including but not limited to "Starlight Children’s Foundation UK", and Crohn’s and Colitis UK.




FCAPT Matthew Bergin



I got a fan letter from a young lady. It was a suicide note. So I called her, and I said, hey, this is Jimmy Doohan. Scotty, from Star Trek. I said, I’m doing a convention in Indianapolis. I wanna see you there.

I saw her – boy, I’m telling you, ‘uuuummm’, I couldn’t believe what I saw that was – it was definitely suicide. Somebody had to help her, somehow. And obviously she wasn’t going to the right people. You know.

Anyhow, I said to her, I said; I’m doing a convention two weeks from now in St. Louis. And two weeks from then, and something, you know and I went to – she also came to New York, she was able to afford to go to these places and everything else. So uh… and then that went on for two or three years, maybe 18 times. And all I did was talk positive things to her.

And then all of the sudden – nothing, I didn’t hear anything. I had no idea what had happened to her because I really never saved her address, right. Eight years later, I get a letter saying, 'I do want to thank you so much for what you did for me, because I just got my Master’s degree in electronic engineering.'

You know that’s…to me, the best thing I’ve ever done in my life and it brings tears to my eyes every time I even talk about the story.


-James Doohan

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