Category: St Neots & District Branch

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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Aug 13

St Neots Charity Stall, August 2017

On Friday 11th and Saturday 12th August 2017, shipmates from St Neots Branch manned a charity stall at Morrison’s superstore at Cambourne. The First and Second Port watches were carried out by shipmates Mike Noble, Jim Lawson, Geoff Patterson and the Branch President, John Gibbs. Comments received were that seeing the gents ‘closed up for …

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Jul 31

Huntingdon RNA: Passchendaele Centenary, 31 July 2017

On Monday 31st July 2017, members of Huntingdon & District RNA, and St Neots RNA attended a flag-raising ceremony and wreath laying service to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele. The day began with Standard Bearers from the Royal British Legion mustering outside of the Town Hall. Shipmates Karl Webb, President of Huntingdon …

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Jul 10

St Neots Branch Fundraising events, July 2017

St Neots and District Branch throughout the year go out fundraising whilst flying the flag and raising interest in the RNA.  Over many years St Neots and District Branch have picked up new members in this way whilst out at events with the gazebo and a tombola stall.  We have two tombolos, one for the …

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Jul 01

St Neots Armed Forces Day 2017

St Neots & District Branch hosted the local Armed Forces Day on the 1st July. Photos are of the RNA National Chairman, Keith Ridley with MP Jonathan Djanogly, and Aileen Guy, whose son Alex served in Afghanistan with the the Royal Anglian Regiment. Alex was tragically killed whilst on active Service in 2012. On the …

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Jun 17

St Neots & District: Tesco Charity Stall, 16-17 June 2017

On Friday 16th and Saturday 17th June, shipmates from St Neots & District Branch held a successful fundraising collection in the foyer at Tesco superstore in St Neots. As well as being a financial success, the branch had a lot of interest, and respect, from members of the public and Tesco’s management staff. There was …

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Jun 11

S/M Pip Harrison celebrates his 102nd birthday

On Sunday 11th June the National Chairman Keith Ridley visited S/M Philip   “Pip” Harrison to congratulate him on his 102nd birthday on behalf of the Royal Naval Association. Pip is a member of RNA St Neots and District Branch. Pip joined the Royal Navy in 1940 at HMS GANGES and served as a signalman until …

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Dec 12

St Neots & District Annual Presentations 2016

On Monday 12th December members of the St Neots and District Branch of the Royal Naval Assocation gathered together for their annual cheque presentation evening for local good causes. Pictured receiving a cheque for £600 each are Shirley Scotcher from Sue Ryder’s St Johns Hospice, Moggerhanger, Jo Bullace from New Saints Amatueur Boxing Club, St …

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Jun 18

St Neots & District: Armed Forces Day celebrations 2016

Saturday the 18th June saw St Neots and District Branch commission their newly purchased gazebo at the St Neots Armed Forces Day Event — which took place one week ahead of the National Armed Forces Day.  Over 4,000 members of the community showed their support including two Chelsea pensioners. The photographs depict spontaneous singing along …

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Jun 01

St Neots Armed Forces Day, Saturday 18 June 2016

On Saturday 18th June 2016, St Neots Town Council and local Armed Forces Associations will hold the annual Armed Forces Day celebrations on the Regatta Meadow. Please see the poster below (click to enlarge) for more details. This year’s celebrations will take place one week prior to the National event. For local military associations with …

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