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Remembrance Day, 11 November 2018

On Sunday 11th November 2018, shipmates from Huntingdon & District Branch, Royal Naval Association, joined VIPs, Serving Personnel, Armed Forces Associations, Community Groups and residents of Huntingdon for the annual Remembrance Day Service, which this year was also the 100th anniversary of the cessation of hostilities in World War I. This year was a first …

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Godmanchester Gala, 7 July 2018

On Sunday 7th July 2018, Huntingdon RNA shipmates held a joint stall with T.S. Cromwell SCC at the annual Godmanchester Gala. A quiet day due to World Cup football but still a time to meet many members of the public throughout the day. We even had a visit from the Mayor of Godmanchester, Cllr Sarah …

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Funeral Service: John Baldwin

On Thursday 3rd May 2018, shipmates from Huntingdon & District Branch attended the funeral of John Baldwin, a former Royal Naval veteran who had died with no family to attend the service. A call had been put out by the Reverend Simon Whittaker, Padre of Cambridge RNA, for former service personnel to give John (who …

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Huntingdon RNA: Charity Stall – Morrisons, 28 April 2018

On Saturday 28th April, shipmates Graham Murray and Pete Aston manned a charity stall at the newly opened Morrisons store in St Ives. Taking a break from campaigning for Local Government elections, shipmate Karl Webb stopped by to have a look at the new store and see if Graham and Pete needed anything. The day …

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Funeral Service, Rod Morison RM

Shipmates from Huntingdon Branch were saddened to hear that Rod Morison MM RN had Crossed the Bar on the 13th February 2018. Rod was a regular stall holder at St Ives Armed Forces Day (and other events around the country) where he made friends with members of the branch. Rod’s funeral took place at Cambridge …

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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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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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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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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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