Category: RNA Parades

Sea Sunday Service: Huntingdon, 14 July 2019

On Sunday 14th July 2019, shipmates from Huntingdon & District Branch, Royal Naval Association, hosted a Sea Sunday Service on Market Hill in Huntingdon. This was the first time the Branch had hoseted the event; previously the day was organised by the local Merchant Navy Association, but with age and ability, they were unable to …

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Shipmate Ron Woods, funeral arrangements and invitation

On Wednesday 17th April 2019, No 6 Area shipmates were informed that our former No 6 Area Treasurer, S/M Ron Woods, had Crossed the Bar at 1100 that morning. Ron was our Area Treasurer for over 15 years, retiring in 2016 due to ill health. His Branch, Aldenham merged with Luton & Dunstable Branch a …

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RNA Annual Conference 2019

The RNA’s annual conference for 2019 will take place at Wyboston Lakes Resort (close to St Neots) over the weekend 7th – 9th June. A website has been setup to provide information on the conference agenda, evening entertainment (Friday night reception and the RNA Gala Dinner on the Saturday night), and the Sunday Parade; additionally, …

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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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RAF100 First Commission and Reaffirmation Parade

On Monday 3rd September 2018, a military contingent from RAF Wyton held a memorial service to commemorate the first operational sortie from RAF Wyton on the 3rd September 1939, and had a chance to reaffirm their Freedom of the Town as part of the RAF 100 celebrations being held throughout the country. Shipmates Karl Webb …

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Ramsey Freedom of the Town, Civic Service and Merchant Navy Day

On the 2nd September 2018, shipmates Karl Webb and Graham Murray attended three events in Ramsey. The first was the granting of the Freedom of the Town to Ramsey’s Army Cadets, a first for the town as no other organisation has been granted this honour in Ramsey. The second event was the annual Civic Service …

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Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride: 7 July 2018

Shipmates Bill Small and Graham Murray, from Huntingdon & District Branch, attended the annual Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride (AMRR) service at the American War Cemetery, Madingley, Cambs, on Sunday 7th July 2018. The Riders Branch of the RBL has carried out the annual AMRR to Madingley American Cemetery for the last 9 years and sees …

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St Neots Branch, Armed Forces Day 2018

St Neots branch, Royal Naval Association, attended Armed Forces Day on Saturday the 23rd June. All branches of the armed forces were represented, and the RNA St Neots Branch had a fully manned stand all day. As this is the biggest show of its kind in Cambridgeshire, it was important that the branch put their …

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Flag-raising event; Commonwealth Day

On the 13th March 2018, shipmate Karl Webb attended the annual flag-raising service outside of the Huntingdon District Council headquarters. The RBL provided four Standards to mark the occasion. Cllr Richard West, Chairman HDC, welcomed everyone and gave a background of the Commonwealth flag-raising service. Members of the community and VIPs came out in the …

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Shipmate Christopher John Weaver, 16 December 1945 – 6 January 2018

On Friday 23rd February 2018, a funeral took place at the North Herts Crematorium, Holwell, Hitchin. The majority of mourners were former service personnel — mainly Royal Navy. Four Royal Naval Association Standards, and two HMS Ganges Association Standards, were being paraded in front of the hearse carrying shipmate Christopher John Weaver. This was no …

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