Tag: Bill Small

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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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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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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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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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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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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Huntingdon & District RNA attend a Battle of Britain Service, 10 July 2017

On Monday 10th July 2017, shipmates from Huntingdon & District Branch attended a flag raising ceremony to commemorate the Battle of Britain. Shipmates Karl Webb, Bill Small, Derrick Morgan and Mark Fearon attended the service, with Bill parading the Branch Standard. The welcome was given by the Chairman of Huntingon District Council (HDC), Cllr Richard …

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Huntingdon RNA and Merchant Navy Associations: Sea Sunday Service, 2017

On Sunday 9th July 2017, shipmates from Huntingdon & District RNA, and members of the Merchant Navy Association (MNA) joined with the congregation from St Mary’s and All Saints’ Churches for a combined Sea Sunday and St Benedict’s Day Service. As the date coincided with St Mary’s and All Saints’ St Benedict’s Day Service, the …

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Shipmate Graham John Holt, 30 April 1928 – 26 May 2017

On Friday 26th May 2017, shipmates from Huntingdon & District Branch received the sad news that our Life Vice President, shipmate Graham Holt, had ‘Crossed the Bar’ early that morning. Graham joined the Royal Navy in 1947 as an Instruction Officer. Between 1947 and 1951 he was stationed with the Home and Mediterranean Fleets onboard …

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Huntingdon Branch: Army v Navy Rugby 2017

On Saturday 29th April 2017, shipmates from Huntingdon & District Branch, and a former member of the army, went to Twickenham to attend the 100th Army v Navy Rugby match at Twickenham. The day started with everyone meeting up at Sandford House in Huntingdon for a hearty breakfast (and a quick pint to wet the …

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