Category Archive: Huntingdon & District Branch

Oct 09

Huntingdon RNA present a memorial figurine to Godmanchester Church

On Monday 9th October 2017, members of Huntingdon & District Branch, Royal Naval Association (RNA), presented a naval figurine to Reverend David Busk at the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin in Godmanchester. The figurine, a replica of a sculpture of a Royal Naval sailor standing in front of the Naval Services Memorial at …

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Oct 08

Kimbolton RBL Standard Dedication, Sunday 8th October 2017

On Sunday 8th October 2017, Kimbolton Branch, Royal British Legion, held a service of Dedication of their new Branch Standard and the laying up of the old Branch Standard. The service took place at St Andrew’s Church, Kimbolton. Huntingdon & District Branch, Royal Naval Association were invited to the service. S/Ms Karl Webb, Bill Small, …

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Sep 25

Shipmate Jim McKay has Crossed the Bar, 24 September 2017

It is with deep sadness that Huntingdon & District Branch, Royal Naval Association, announce that our shipmate, Jim McKay has Crossed the Bar. S/M Jim McKay was a much loved member of Huntingdon & District Branch, along with S/M Monica McKay, the pair always took part in branch events when they were able to, sadly …

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Aug 09

Huntingdon & District Branch: WRNS100 Commemorations

During 2017, the Royal Navy are celebrating the centenary of the formation of the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS), or more commonly known as Wrens by those who have served. Huntingdon & District Branch of the Royal Naval Association currently have three former Wrens and one serving female member of the Royal Naval Reserves (the …

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Jul 31

Huntingdon RNA: Passchendaele Centenary, 31 July 2017

On Monday 31st July 2017, members of Huntingdon & District RNA, and St Neots RNA attended a flag-raising ceremony and wreath laying service to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele. The day began with Standard Bearers from the Royal British Legion mustering outside of the Town Hall. Shipmates Karl Webb, President of Huntingdon …

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Jul 10

Huntingdon & District RNA attend a Battle of Britain Service, 10 July 2017

On Monday 10th July 2017, shipmates from Huntingdon & District Branch attended a flag raising ceremony to commemorate the Battle of Britain. Shipmates Karl Webb, Bill Small, Derrick Morgan and Mark Fearon attended the service, with Bill parading the Branch Standard. The welcome was given by the Chairman of Huntingon District Council (HDC), Cllr Richard …

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Jul 09

Huntingdon RNA and Merchant Navy Associations: Sea Sunday Service, 2017

On Sunday 9th July 2017, shipmates from Huntingdon & District RNA, and members of the Merchant Navy Association (MNA) joined with the congregation from St Mary’s and All Saints’ Churches for a combined Sea Sunday and St Benedict’s Day Service. As the date coincided with St Mary’s and All Saints’ St Benedict’s Day Service, the …

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Jul 01

Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride: 1 July 2017

Following an invitation by Sue Merry of the Royal British Legion Riders (RBLR), shipmates from Huntingdon & District Branch attended the annual Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride (AMRR) service at the American War Cemetery, Madingley, Cambs, on Sunday 1st July 2017. The Riders Branch of the RBL has carried out the annual AMRR to Madingley American …

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Jun 08

Shipmate Graham John Holt, 30 April 1928 – 26 May 2017

On Friday 26th May 2017, shipmates from Huntingdon & District Branch received the sad news that our Life Vice President, shipmate Graham Holt, had ‘Crossed the Bar’ early that morning. Graham joined the Royal Navy in 1947 as an Instruction Officer. Between 1947 and 1951 he was stationed with the Home and Mediterranean Fleets onboard …

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May 26

Shipmate Graham Holt, Crossed the Bar, 26 May 2017

Huntingdon and District Branch have the sad duty to report that our former President, shipmate Graham Holt, Crossed the Bar on Friday 26th May 2017. Commander Graham Holt RN (Rtd) was made Life Vice President after standing down as President due to ill health, however, that did not stop him supporting the Branch in any …

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