Category: RNA Parades

RAF100 First Commission and Reaffirmation Parade

On Monday 3rd September 2018, a military contingent from RAF Wyton held a memorial service to commemorate the first operational sortie from RAF Wyton on the 3rd September 1939, and had a chance to reaffirm their Freedom of the Town as part of the RAF 100 celebrations being held throughout the country. Shipmates Karl Webb …

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Ramsey Freedom of the Town, Civic Service and Merchant Navy Day

On the 2nd September 2018, shipmates Karl Webb and Graham Murray attended three events in Ramsey. The first was the granting of the Freedom of the Town to Ramsey’s Army Cadets, a first for the town as no other organisation has been granted this honour in Ramsey. The second event was the annual Civic Service …

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Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride: 7 July 2018

Shipmates Bill Small and Graham Murray, from Huntingdon & District Branch, attended the annual Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride (AMRR) service at the American War Cemetery, Madingley, Cambs, on Sunday 7th July 2018. The Riders Branch of the RBL has carried out the annual AMRR to Madingley American Cemetery for the last 9 years and sees …

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St Neots Branch, Armed Forces Day 2018

St Neots branch, Royal Naval Association, attended Armed Forces Day on Saturday the 23rd June. All branches of the armed forces were represented, and the RNA St Neots Branch had a fully manned stand all day. As this is the biggest show of its kind in Cambridgeshire, it was important that the branch put their …

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Flag-raising event; Commonwealth Day

On the 13th March 2018, shipmate Karl Webb attended the annual flag-raising service outside of the Huntingdon District Council headquarters. The RBL provided four Standards to mark the occasion. Cllr Richard West, Chairman HDC, welcomed everyone and gave a background of the Commonwealth flag-raising service. Members of the community and VIPs came out in 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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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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Peterborough RNA – Newsletter, 23 November 2017

The latest publication of Peterborough RNA’s Newsletter is now available by clicking on the link below. This issue (as always) is full of useful RNA information, Branch news and RN dits in general. Newsletter No 16, November 2017 Thank you Dave Clemets for sharing this with the RNA Community.

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Armistice Day, Huntingdon 11/11/2017

On the 11th of November 2017, shipmates from Huntingdon & District Branch attended a short service of Remembrance for Armistice Day (the main parade taking place on Sunday 12th November). Shipmate Bill Small paraded the Branch Standard with S/Ms Karl Webb and Graham Murray also represented the Branch. Prayers were said by S/M, the Reverand …

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