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St Neots Branch, Concert with the Band of HM Royal Marines, 29 September 2018

St Neots Branch, Royal Naval Association are proud to present the Band of HM Royal Marines, in concert at the Priory Centre, Priory Lane, St Neots on the 29th September 2018.   Tickets are selling fast, please contact shipmates Keith Ridley or Tom Mumford to purchase yours. Click on the poster for further details.

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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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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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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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Rhondda Branch: Dedication Service for their new Branch Standard

On Sunday 18th September, Rhondda Branch RNA, laid up their old Standard and Dedicated their new one. The service took place in St Andrews Church Tonypandy. The service was led by Fr Philip Leyshon (Branch Chaplain) who was assisted by yhe Rev’d Jonathon Wright, Assistant Curate, Benefice of Whitchurch. Rev’d Jonathon is former RN Submariner …

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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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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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St Neots & District RNA Launches New Stall at Eaton Socon May Day Celebration

Shipmates Mike Milne, Tony Webley, Keith & Maureen Ridley, Jayne Miller, John Gibbs and Bernie Gold attended Eaton Socon May Day Celebration on 2nd May and took the opportunity to launch the branch’s new stall with their recently acquired marquee. Question for shipmates: why is the Jolly Roger flying below the White Ensign? Clue: the …

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St Neots & District Branch: Annual donations to local good causes

Members of the St Neots & District Branch of the Royal Naval Association met in the RAFA club with representatives from three local good causes and the RNRMC representative a former Royal Marine commando. During 2015, members attended public events in order to promote the RNA and make collections for local good causes sponsored by …

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Huntingdon & District Branch: Standard Dedication

On Saturday 20th June 1981, Huntingdon & District Branch was Commissioned. Their new Standard was Dedicated in St Mary’s Church, Huntingdon. On Sunday 10th January 2016, 35 years later, a Laying-up ceremony and subsequent Dedication ceremony took place in the same church. On the day of the Branch’s original Standard Dedication, Standard Bearers from the …

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