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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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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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Funeral Service: Shipmate Rod Francis

On Thursday 24th November 2016, a funeral of an ex-serviceman took place in Bedfordshire. Rodney ‘Rod’ Francis was an ex-CPO Submariner; he died aged 74, on the 24th October. Estranged from his wife and son, it was feared that his funeral would be a very quiet and lonely one. However, with a call round to …

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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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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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Huntingdon & District Annual BBQ

Shipmates from Huntingdon & District Branch gathered at the Black Bull in Godmanchester for their annual summer BBQ. Earlier in the day, shipmates Karl Webb, Pete Aston, Graham & Becky Murray, and Andy Duthie setup the gazebos and bunting in the garden at the back of the pub. Shipmates began arriving for a 1400 start, …

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