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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 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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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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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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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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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 & 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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St Neots & District Branch – Remembrance Sunday, 2015

On Sunday 8th Nov 2015, S/Ms Mike Milne, Keith & Maureen Ridley, Jim Lawson, John Gibbs and Tony Webley attended remembrance services in and around St Neots. Wreaths were laid on behalf of the RNA by S/M Mike Milne at St Neots and by S/M John Gibbs at Eynesbury. After the main remembrance service, S/Ms …

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St Neots & District RNA Attends Ramsey 1940s Weekend and Little Gransden Airshow

Shipmates Mike Milne, Keith & Maureen Ridley, Colin & Alys Marsh, Jayne Miller and John Gibbs manned the St Neots and District RNA stall at Ramsey 1940’s Weekend on 22nd and 23rd August and at Little Gransden Air Show on 30th August. The two events were very successful and raised over £500 for local good …

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