RNA Branches celebrate Armed Forces Day 2015

On Saturday 27th June 2015, branches of the Royal Naval Association celebrated Armed Forces Day throughout the United Kingdom and overseas:

Huntingdon & District Branch

Shipmates Karl Webb, Peter Aston, and Graham Murray, manned a stall in St Ives (Cambridgeshire) and also paraded the Branch Standard at  the AFD flag raising ceremony.

The RNA Stall in St Ives

The RNA Stall in St Ives

Manning the stall for Huntingdon & District Branch.

Shipmates Graham Murray and Pete Aston ready for action

Shipmates Graham Murray and Pete Aston ready for action

Shipmate Karl Webb parades the Branch Standard:

Dipped Standards

Dipped Standards

Scarborough Branch

Shipmate Shaun Brosnan was out and about with Scarborough RNA.

Parading Veterans Associations' Standards

Parading Veterans Associations’ Standards

Shaun gets a chance to visit his old Sea cadet unit.

Pre and Post RN Service

Pre and Post RN Service

And also meeting up with some colourful characters.

Celebrating Armed Forces Day in style

Celebrating Armed Forces Day in style

Tyne RNA

Shipmates Jimi and Susan Tubman manned the Branch stall in Newcastle, members of Tyne Branch were also on Parade.

Shipmate Susan Tubman and the Tyne Branch stall

Shipmate Susan Tubman and the Tyne Branch stall

It was not only the AFD flag on display in Newcastle, shipmate Jimi Tubman proudly wears an RN waistcoat made by his wife Susan.

Shipmate Jimi Tubman's waistcoat made an impression

Shipmate Jimi Tubman’s waistcoat made an impression

Shipmates Eddie and Bob also enjoyed the celebrations.

S/Ms Eddie and Bob

S/Ms Eddie and Bob

Skipton & District Branch

Shipmate James Baxter manned the stall for Skipton RNA.

The Skipton & District stall

The Skipton & District stall

Plenty of raffle prizes…

Raffle prizes on the Skipton stall

Raffle prizes on the Skipton stall

Skipton Branch veterans show their support for Armed Forces Day.

Shipton shipmates at Armed Forces Day

Shipton shipmates at Armed Forces Day

Aldershot Branch

Shipmates Ray Pullen, Martin Stacey, and Bob Newell, manned the RNA stall at Stoke Park, Guildford.

Shipmates from Aldershot Branch man their stall

Shipmates from Aldershot Branch man their stall

A good display of their Branch history.

Aldershot history

Aldershot history

Hazel Grove Branch

Shipmates from Hazel Grove Branch manned a stall in Stockport.

The Branch stall ready for AFD

The Branch stall ready for AFD

Some salty sea dogs manning the stall

Some salty sea dogs manning the stall

Proud to be on parade.

Proud shipmates

Proud shipmates

Falmouth Branch

Shipmate Mick Steven was on hand for Falmouth Branch during Armed Forces Day.

Falmouth Branch ready for Armed Forces Day

Falmouth Branch ready for Armed Forces Day

The Military Wives are fans of the RNA hats.

Military Wives

Military Wives

Nottingham Branch

Shipmates from Nottingham RNA enjoyed the sunshine at AFD Wollaton Park.

Nottingham RNA enjoying the sunshine on AFD

Nottingham RNA enjoying the sunshine on AFD

Hastings Branch

Shipmates from Hastings Branch were visited by Rear Admiral John Kingswell, who was born in Hastings.

Hastings RNA at AFD 2015

Hastings RNA at AFD 2015

And finally;

France Nord Branch

Shipmates from France Nord Branch held a Curry event in the village of St Potan.

Shipmates from France Nord enjoy a curry on Armed Forces Day

Shipmates from France Nord enjoy a curry on Armed Forces Day

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Click on the first image to see more photographs from Armed Forces Day around the United Kingdom:

 

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Scarborough RNA Scarborough RNA Scarborough RNA Scarborough RNA
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Nottingham RNA Hastings RNA  France Nord RNA

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