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Shipmate Don Camp, Peterborough RNA, Crossed the Bar, 3 March 2018

It is with deep regret and sadness that Peterborough Branch, Royal Naval Association, announce that shipmate Don Camp ‘Crossed the Bar’ on Saturday 3rd March 2018. Don was very much an active member of the Branch, he always supported events with a happy and generous disposition. Don’s funeral will be held at 2.00pm on Monday …

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Funeral Service, Rod Morison RM

Shipmates from Huntingdon Branch were saddened to hear that Rod Morison MM RN had Crossed the Bar on the 13th February 2018. Rod was a regular stall holder at St Ives Armed Forces Day (and other events around the country) where he made friends with members of the branch. Rod’s funeral took place at Cambridge …

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Shipmate Penny Jarvis: Veteran Support Officer

On Friday 23rd February 2018, I attended the funeral of an ex-serviceman, Christopher John weaver. I did not know him, but as many of us in the RNA and forces Associations have done in the past, I attended his funeral because he did not have any family able to do so. I found out about …

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Six British World War II Submarines may have been located off Tunisia

On the 6th January 2018, the Times newspaper and Mail Online reported that six British submarines, lost during the Second World War, may have been found off the coast of Tunisia. Jean-Pierre Misson, a Belgium diver was conducting a seabed study, using sonar scans, in an area between Tabarka and Cap Negro. Jean-Pierre believes the …

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Shipmate Christopher John Weaver, 16 December 1945 – 6 January 2018

On Friday 23rd February 2018, a funeral took place at the North Herts Crematorium, Holwell, Hitchin. The majority of mourners were former service personnel — mainly Royal Navy. Four Royal Naval Association Standards, and two HMS Ganges Association Standards, were being paraded in front of the hearse carrying shipmate Christopher John Weaver. This was no …

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Call for mourners, shipmate Chris Weaver’s funeral Friday 23rd February 2018

Over the last few years, shipmate Penny Jarvis has been working with an ex-RN ‘gentleman’ after finding him homeless. Penny was a Veteran Support Officer and had known Chris for some time now. Sadly, Chris died at the beginning of January, his funeral will take place at North Herts Crematorium, Holwell, Nr Hitchin (at 1000). …

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Huntingdon Branch: First charity stall of 2018

On Saturday 27th January 2018, shipmates Karl Webb and Pete Aston headed to the Tesco Superstore at Bar Hill, Cambridge, for the first charity stall of the year. Located in the foyer, we were able to rig up the table, Rum Tub, ensigns, and our new PR display boards. The morning started well, albeit a …

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Bracknell Branch RNA: A success story

With a slow turn-over of new recruits, and an ever-ageing fleet of shipmates within the Royal Naval Association, a number of branches have struggled to keep afloat. Bracknell Branch RNA were no exception to this, in November 2015, the branch looked as if it would fold as nobody wanted to take on any of the …

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Somme 100: an RNA family pilgrimage

With the centenary celebrations and commemorations of the First world War taking place since 2016, shipmate Penny Jarvis and some family members went on a pilgrimage to France to trace the steps of their relatives, killed during the Battle of the Somme. This is Penny’s summary of her trip: On the 18th August 1916 Private …

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RNA Conference 2018: Alternative accommodation arrangements

RNA members will know that this year’s annual conference will take place in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, near Dublin. Accommodation is running out fast, but alternative arrangements can be made. Shipmate Penny Jarvis from Letchworth RNA has been working with Maureen from Just for Groups in order to arrange a week’s holiday which …

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