On Saturday 28 May, Royal Naval Association shipmates from Newton Abbot’s branch presented a Battle of Jutland display in the Town Centre; the display was funded by the Newton Abbot Civic Society.
The display consisted of a timeline of events, Ships lost and casualties from both Fleets. The reverse side, showed other ships damaged in the battle and also a section about the locals that lost their lives during the battle. TS CANONTEIGN SCC assisted manning the display with displays of their seamanship and piping skills throughout the day. Although a small branch, Newton Abbot’s shipmates had a good day fund raising (£380), manning the display for 7 hours, drawing in the crowds and also attracting 3 potential new members.
The display and promotional materials about the Royal Naval Association is a positive way to attract new members and to show what the Branch does and how they get involved in the local community.