Category: Shipmates

Bio's of RNA Members during their service career

Feb 07

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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Jan 28

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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Jan 16

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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Jan 15

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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Nov 23

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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Nov 11

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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Nov 09

Huntingdon & District RNA attend Flag-raising for Remembrance Day 2017

On Thursday 9th November 2017, shipmates from Huntingdon & District Branch attended a flag-raising service for Remembrance Day. This was the first of four Remembrance Day services that the Branch would attend. Shipmate Bill Small paraded the Branch Standard, shipmates Karl Webb and Martin Girvan joined VIPs, Councillors, Service personnel from RAF Wyton, and members …

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Oct 21

Huntingdon & District Branch: Trafalgar Night Dinner, 2017

On Saturday 21st October 2017, the 212th anniversary of the Royal Navy’s greatest battles in history, Huntingdon & District Branch celebrated their annual Trafalgar Night Dinner at the Black Bull in Godmanchester. Guests of honour were the Mayor and Mayoress of Huntingdon, Councillor Jay Dyne and Councillor Sonia Dyne, and two Founder members of the …

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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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