Tag: Pete Aston

Jan 28

Huntingdon Branch: First charity stall of 2018

On Saturday 27th January 2018, shipmates Karl Webb and Pete Aston headed to the Tesco Superstore at Bar Hill, Cambridge, for the first charity stall of the year. Located in the foyer, we were able to rig up the table, Rum Tub, ensigns, and our new PR display boards. The morning started well, albeit a …

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Oct 21

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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Oct 09

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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Aug 09

Huntingdon & District Branch: WRNS100 Commemorations

During 2017, the Royal Navy are celebrating the centenary of the formation of the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS), or more commonly known as Wrens by those who have served. Huntingdon & District Branch of the Royal Naval Association currently have three former Wrens and one serving female member of the Royal Naval Reserves (the …

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Jul 09

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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Jun 08

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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Apr 29

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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Sep 03

Charity Stall: Huntingdon, 3 September 2016

On Saturday 3rd September 2016, shipmates Pete Aston and Karl Webb manned a charity stall at Sainsbury’s in Huntingdon. This was the first time the Branch had setup at Sainsbury’s, luckily, we were put inside the foyer out of the sun. The Branch were also able to put our new Rum Tub on display. During …

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Jul 10

Huntingdon & District Branch: Sea Sunday service, 10 July 2016

On Sunday 10th July 2016, shipmates from Huntingdon & District Branch attended a small service to commemorate Sea Sunday, the annual day to remember seafarers throughout the world. Representing the Branch was shipmate Karl Webb, parading the Branch Standard, shipmate Graham Murry, duty photographer, and shipmate Pete Aston, assistant wreath layer (Pete’s daughter, Hollie, would lay the …

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Apr 10

S/M Pete Aston competes in the Cambourne 10K

On Sunday 10 April 2016, Shipmate Pete Aston competed in the Cambridge Festival of Running Cambourne 10K for the second year. Pete took his place at the start hoping to beat last year’s time of 1 Hour 17 Minutes. The weather was kind again this year and the wind that plagued last year’s event stayed …

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