Category: Shipmates

Bio's of RNA Members during their service career

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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Huntingdon & District, Annual BBQ 2013

On Sunday 28th July 2013, shipmates from Huntingdon & District Branch met up for their annual BBQ hosted by S/Ms Karl Webb and Hilary Meers. On a warm summer’s day, the gazebo was erected to allow shade for those sun-dodgers, and chairs outside for us sun-worshipers! At the main gate, two RN Ensigns signaled where …

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RAF Wyton Families Day

On the 25th July, 2013, shipmates Keith Ridley, Tom Mumford, and Kati Page, from St Neots and District Branch, attended the annual families day ‘fun and games’ at RAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire; also in attendance was Shipmate Karl Webb from the Huntingdon & District Branch. A few threatening clouds were overhead, but overall, it was a …

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Arctic Star Presentations take place at the Huntingdon ‘Sea Sunday’ Service, 2013

On Sunday 21st July 2013, shipmates from Huntingdon & District and from St Neots & District Branches of the Royal Naval Association (RNA) gathered at Huntingdon’s War Memorial for the Annual Sea Sunday Service. The event brings together seafarers throughout the world; the ‘Mission to Seafarers provides support to the 1.3 million men and women …

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Shipmate Grosvenor Dove: Recollections of His Naval Life

Introduction After conducting some research for Grosvenor ‘Grove’ Dove’s Arctic Star presentation1, I came across an old website, and a blog that Grove had written a number of years ago. As an active member of Huntingdon & District Branch, it was an honour to be asked by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant to read a citation …

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Armed Forces Day: St Ives, 29 June 2013

On Saturday 29th June 2013, shipmates Karl Webb and Pete Aston attended the St Ives Armed Forces Day (AFD) celebrations. This was the first time Huntingdon & District Branch had represented the RNA for AFD. We had been offered a stall alongside other Armed Forces organisations and associations such as the Royal British Legion, RAFA, …

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