Category: No 6 Area

RNA Royston Branch charity stall and tombola

Shipmates from Royston Branch attended the Royston Kite festival on the Heath Royston on Sunday 4th August 2019. They manned a charity stall and had a tombola to raise funds for good causes.  

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HMS BELFAST: Dry Run of Black Tot Day

On 30th July approximately 100 RNA shipmates were invited to take part in a “Dry Run of Black Tot Day” on board HMS BELFAST to commemorate the Death of the Tot on 31st July 1970. National Council Members had been tasked to invite 4 shipmates from each Area of the Association. The event was jointly …

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Sea Sunday Service: Huntingdon, 14 July 2019

On Sunday 14th July 2019, shipmates from Huntingdon & District Branch, Royal Naval Association, hosted a Sea Sunday Service on Market Hill in Huntingdon. This was the first time the Branch had hoseted the event; previously the day was organised by the local Merchant Navy Association, but with age and ability, they were unable to …

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Peterborough Naval Veteran receives Norwegian Commemorative Medal

Peterborough Naval Veteran, 100, receives Norwegian Commemorative Medal in honour of his service almost 80 years ago. On 10th July, George W. Hockney BEM, a resident of Park House, Nursing Home in Peterborough, was the subject of a very special presentation, held by Defence Attaché Colonel John Andreas Olsen from the Norwegian Embassy. A Norwegian …

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Shipmate Ron Woods, funeral arrangements and invitation

On Wednesday 17th April 2019, No 6 Area shipmates were informed that our former No 6 Area Treasurer, S/M Ron Woods, had Crossed the Bar at 1100 that morning. Ron was our Area Treasurer for over 15 years, retiring in 2016 due to ill health. His Branch, Aldenham merged with Luton & Dunstable Branch a …

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Royston RNA’s social evening, 16 March 2019

Shipmates from Royston and District Branch enjoyed a social evening, along with shipmates from Haverhill RNA, at the Eternit Sports and Social Club near Royston. With a buffet, raffle and of course some Rum, a great evening was had by all. The proceeds from the raffle were donated to RNA Haverhill’s club charities: the RNLI …

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Shipmate John Reynolds, Crossed the Bar, 11 February 2019

Shipmate Barry Adams of Welwyn Garden City Branch, Royal Naval Association, has passed the sad news that shipmate John Reynolds has Crossed the Bar on the 11th February 2019. SM John was a Life Members of the WGC Club and had been a loyal member for over 45 years. Over his time, he had undertaken …

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A day in the life of a Royal Navy Critical Care Nurse

Lieutenant Leanne Fullwood has served in the Royal Navy for nearly 13 years. Her career began in 2006 with 10 weeks of Phase 1 training at HMS Raleigh where everyone is taught basic military skills, discipline, how to iron and maintain kit, physical training, teamwork and maritime skills such as sea survival and firefighting. To …

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Huntingdon RNA present a toolkit to the local Sea Cadets

T.S. Cromwell, the Huntingdon Branch of the Sea Cadet Corps will be teaching cadets basic engineering skills using old lawn mower engines and any other small engines. To support this, S/M Pete Aston suggested to Huntingdon RNA members that we purchase a tool kit to help the cadets as they only had some basic tools. …

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S/M Basil Phillips, Newbury RNA, honoured by shipmates

A WWII Royal Naval veteran has been honoured by his shipmates. S/M Basil Phillips, who served on HMS Maidstone and HMS Cheviot between 1940 and 1947 in various theatres of conflict during WWII, sadly Crossed the Bar recently. Unfortunately, he had no next of kin or immediate close family. S/M Bob McGuiness, Newbury’s Branch Chairman, …

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