Category: Shipmates

Bio's of RNA Members during their service career

Shipmate Spike Milligan, 1927-2014

The Royal Naval Association brings together former, and serving, personnel of the Royal Naval services including their families and friends in unity and comradeship. RNA ‘shipmates’ bond together as a family, and so, it was with deep sorrow that members of Huntingdon & District Branch were told that their Vice Chairman, shipmate Spike (Gordon) Milligan …

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Shipmate Spike Milligan, 15 February 2014

It is with great sadness that Huntingdon & District Branch announce that shipmate Spike Milligan, our vice Chairman, ‘Crossed the Bar’ on Saturday 15th February 2014. Spike was a much loved member of the branch, his RN service (1943-1957) saw him taking part in the rescue of HMS Amethyst in April 1949 (whilst serving onboard …

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Chair of HDC’s Holocaust Memorial Day Service, 2014

On Monday 27th January 2014, the Chair of Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC), Cllr Barbara Boddington, invited guests from local community and military associations within the Huntingdonshire district, including the Royal Naval Association, to a Holocaust Memorial Day service at Pathfinder House, Huntingdon. The Hon. Secretary, shipmate Karl Webb, attended on behalf of Huntingdon & District …

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RNA & RBL Attend the Funeral of Jack Boatman DSM, 10 December 2013

At the end of November, Karl Webb, Hon. Secretary of Huntingdon & District Branch of the Royal Naval Association (RNA) was contacted by Alan Scott, District Chairman of the Royal British Legion (RBL), who informed Karl of the sad ‘Crossing’ of Mr Jack Boatman DSM. Alan said that  he was asked by the Kimbolton Branch Secretary …

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Huntingdon & District Branch: Remembrance Parade, Sunday 10th November 2013

On Sunday 10th November 2013, shipmates from Huntingdon & District Branch gathered for the annual Remembrance Day Parade in Huntingdon Town Centre. In attendance were S/Ms Bill Small, Karl Webb, Pete Aston, Nino Crean, Doris and Grove Dove, and Geoff Twigden (who’s son Gavin also joined us for the parade). As with the past few …

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Huntingdon & District Branch take to the ‘Airwaves’

On Thursday 7th November 2013, the Chairman and Secretary of Huntingdon & District Branch, S/Ms Bill Small and Karl Webb, were invited to take part on Huntingdon Community Radio’s community affairs programme ‘Over to You’. In the week leading to Remembrance Sunday, Huntingdon Community Radio (HCR) have been talking to military associations, such as the …

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Huntingdon & District: Annual Trafalgar Night Dinner, 26th October 2013

On Saturday 26th October 2013, shipmates, family and friends from Huntingdon & District Branch held their annual Trafalgar Night Dinner at Huntingdon’s Masonic Lodge, the Priory. Also attending were four members of St Neots & District Branch, three serving members of the Royal Navy, and even a retired Air Commodore. The evening began, as usual, with …

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Huntingdon Branch: Fundraising, Saturday 28th September 2013

In the early hours of Saturday 28th September, S/Ms Karl Webb and Pete Aston set up a stall in Huntingdon Town Centre for a day of fundraising. This was the first time our new gazebo, chairs, and RNA pop-up banner had been used, but looking at it all decorated, I think we have spent wisely. …

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Huntingdon Branch: Charity Car Boot Sale

The Royal Naval Association’s Huntingdon & District Branch is a registered charity. One of our commitments is to provide help and support for local, and national, organisations; be it a few pounds or a few hundred, we aim to ‘do our bit’ for the community. In order to raise funds for our chosen charities, our …

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RNA Biennial Parade, 8 September 2013

On Sunday 8th September 2013, shipmate Karl Webb, Hon. Secretary for Huntingdon & District Branch drove down to St Neots to meet up with shipmate Keith Ridley, Chairman of St Neots & District Branch.1 S/Ms Karl Webb and Keith Ridley then drove down to London in order to join the 500+ members of the Royal …

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