Category Archive: Announcements

Aug 14

HMS Queen Elizabeth to enter Portsmouth Harbour, Wednesday 16th August 2017

From the official RN website: Britain’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is set to enter her new home in Portsmouth on Wednesday 16 August 2017. The 65,000-tonne carrier, the biggest warship ever to be built in Britain, has been undergoing sea trials since setting sail from Scotland’s Rosyth dockyard in June. She is now …

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Jan 20

Newbury & District Branch: Memorial Service for HMS Tigris

Newbury & District Branch, Royal Naval Association are organising a Memorial Service and Plaque unveiling ceremony on 26th February 2017, to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Submarine HMS Tigris by the people of Newbury in 1942. Newbury RNA would like to invite Standards from Area 6 and any Member who wishes …

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Apr 23

Crossing the Bar: Shipmate Ben Dear

Huntingdon & District Branch have the sad duty to inform you that shipmate Ben Dear ‘Crossed the Bar’ on Saturday 23rd April 2016. Ben was a founder member, and first Standard Bearer, of the Branch and will be sorely missed by all that knew him. Ben joined HMS Ganges on the 25th April 1966 for …

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Sep 15

An Invitation to celebrate Bletchley Branch’s 50th Anniversary

Map icon shows the location of St Mary’s Church On Saturday 3rd October 2015, shipmates from Bletchley Branch will be holding a small church service and parade of Standards to celebrate their 50th anniversary. The service will take place at St Mary’s Church (Church Green Road, Bletchley. MK3 6BJ), there are plenty of parking spaces …

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Jul 03

To all Branch and Area Welfare Officers

FREE TRIPS TO NORMANDY FOR D-DAY VETERANS Do you know of a D-Day veteran in your branch, family or maybe a neighbour? This notice is for them! It has recently been in the newspapers so please make them aware in this, the 71st year since D-Day, that they can return to D-Day sites cost free. …

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Jun 13

RNA Welfare Report – Advice for all Welfare Representatives

A note for all Welfare Officers and Branch officials. Shipmate Geoff Apperley, Welfare Officer for No 6 Area, had written a report for the No 6 Area quarterly meeting. Section 1 relates to No 6 Area, but of interest to all Welfare officers throughout the RNA are sections 2 and 3. At the request of …

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May 12

St Neots & District invitation to meet their guest speaker on Mon 18 May 2015

During the informal monthly meeting on Monday 18th May 2015, St Neots & District Branch have invited a guest speaker, Air Commodore Charles Fountain, to give a presentation on his time in the Fleet Air Arm and later within the Royal Air Force, and also his time spent at Downing Street. Shipmate Janet Gould (who …

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May 11

St Neots & District Branch: 40 Years under the Colours

On Monday 11th May, Shipmates from the St. Neots & District Branch met for an informal lunch to celebrate the 40th anniversary of our Standard Dedication. On this date in 1975, our Branch proudly marched through the Town, led by a 50 strong band from the Coventry School of Music, accompanied by Shipmates and Standards …

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Apr 21

S/M Margaret Gascoyne Crossed the Bar, April 2015

It is with deep sadness that we announce that shipmate Margaret Gascoyne of Bletchley & District Branch has crossed the Bar. Shipmate Margaret Gascoyne was the wife of No 6 Area’s Life Vice President, Les Gascoyne. Our condolences go to Les and his family at this sad time. Margaret’s funeral service will take place at …

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Apr 07

Huntingdon shipmates celebrate their Diamond wedding

On the 19th March 2015, two shipmates from Huntingdon & District Branch celebrated their Diamond wedding anniversary, a remarkable milestone for anyone. A mere sixty years ago, Lieutenant Graham John ‘Brutus’ Holt and Petty Officer Dawn Marie Boud began their married life at St John’s Church, Blackheath. On retirement from the Royal Navy and Women’s …

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