What's new

23 May 19 - The Spring edition of the RNCA Communicator magazine is now available for download. If your email address is up to date on this site, you will automatically receive your copy through bulk email. This is a good time to update your email address by letting me know at websiteman@rnca.info 

08 May 19 - Details of the AGM in 2020 Bournemouth are now available to view in the events page. Log on for booking information and schedule.

18 Apr 19 - Details of this year's Remembrance Sunday march at the Cenotaph are now available to view in the Events page. If you want to attend (and everyone in the association is welcome), check out the page and apply to Geoff.

2 Apr 19 - Drupal Core Engine updated to 7.65

1 Apr 19 - Ken Hiscocks has posted a new blog with a question for the Buntings. Log on to see by clicking on the blog shortcut in the left hand menu near the bottom.

1 Apr 19 - The AGM minutes are now available for download. Log on to access.

1 Apr 19 - Following received from Geoff. OP BANNER 50 – 14 AUGUST 2019. Have received an email from the RBL they are planning a commemorative event at the National Arboretum for personnel who hold the GSM(NI) Medal to be held on Aug 14th. Should anyone be interested please contact me with your details. I will be organising this for our association along the same lines as the cenotaph attendance.

09 Mar 19 - And the winner is.... Bournmouth!

28 Feb 19 -  Painted Hall Soft Launch Opening: Invitation to RNCA members. The Painted Hall, in the old Old Royal Naval College Greenwich, has kindly invited members to attend the Opening Sunday 17 (10am – 5pm) or Thursday 21 March (10am – 4pm). More details are in the Notice of Interest. 

10 Feb 19 - Latest 'Pen & Sword' offers now available to view.

10 Feb 19 - Feb's edition of 'Semaphore Circular' and the 'Trade Journal' now ready to download.

10 Feb 19 - Latest offers from Defence Discount Service and Rewards for Forces now available to view.

09 Feb 19 - Drupal Core Engine updated to 7.64.

31 Jan 19 - Drupal Core Engine updated to 7.63.

30 Jan 19 - There was a problem with some of the links in the member's page, where you were taken to a page saying 'you do not have permission to view this page'. That has all been fixed now. Hooray! Thank you to the people who let me know by email. You know who you are!

19 Jan 19 - Latest Defence Discount Service offers are now uploaded.

19 Jan 19 - January's edition of the Trade Journal is now available for download, log on to access.

15 Jan 19 - The annual database check has now been carried out and updated to reflect new joiners and leavers. If you suddenly find you can't log on, it's because you have probably forgotten to renew your membership. To rectify this you can pay dues via the Slops page by PayPal or email the membership sec at membership.sec@rnca.info to pay by other means and you will soon be back up and running!

15 Jan 19 - The check has also highlighted a number of members have not updated their email addresses when changing ISP suppliers. A blog has been posted with membership details of those with duff addresses. Please check to see if you are on the list and if you are, please update your details. Thank you.

31 Dec 18 - Two new dits in the 'Ditty' Section from Carl.

31 Dec 18 - New Year offers from the Defence Discount Service, Rewards for Forces and Pen & Sword are now available in the RNCA Retail Benefits page. Log on to see.

02 Dec 18 - The photo galleries have been given a spruce up. There is now a separate gallery for HMS Ganges photos as there are so many of them. It can be found under 'Comms Ashore'.

02 Dec 18 - Latest offers from 'Rewards for Forces' and the 'Defence Discount Service' have been posted in 'RNCA Retail benefits'. Log on to access.

25 Nov 18 - Drupal core engine updated to 7.61

24 Nov 18 - Further to yesterday's epic news, member's should change their RNCA link to https://rnca.org.uk or https://rnca.info to enjoy the added security that Google insists on. Click on the link of your choice and then add to favourites!

23 Nov 18 - The RNCA websites (rnca.info and rnca.org.uk) are now secured with 'end to end encryption'. Enjoy.

21 Nov 18 - New photo gallery created for Remembrance 2018.

20 Nov 18 - A poem, composed by Gus Gallagher, remembering events 100 years ago is now available to view as a blog. Log on to access.

24 Oct 18 - Drupal core engine updated to 7.60

4 Oct 18 - New 'Naval Interest' article regarding the centenary of the WRNS (in 2017). An ode was written in honour of this event by Ollie Butler (ex CWRO). Copies are available for £4 with all proceeds going to the WRNS Welfare Fund. Log on and click on Naval Interest in the left hand menu.

08 Aug 18 - New 'Looking for' request regarding Lt Cdr Len Foot. Log on for more details

08 Aug 18 - New Notice of Interest regarding the free service provided by SAIL (Seafarers Advice and Information Line) which could be described as the Naval Veterans Citizens Advice. Log on to access.

08 Aug 18 - Plymouth Armed forces and Veterans Breakfast Club is now open. Meeting at : 1st Saturday of the month...  William and Patricia Venton Centre, Astor Drive, Mount Gould, PL4 9RD 10:00 - 12:00 (Breakfast served 10 -1030)

05 Jun 18 - Details of the AGM in Southport 2019 are now available in the Events section. Log on for all the information.

25 Apr 18 - CONA has released an offer for RAC membership levels with outstanding prices for the cover offered. See the Retail Benefits page for more details.

01 Feb 18 - Members can now re-new their membership via the Slops Store if they wish to pay by PayPal. Just choose 'Membership Renewal' and add to the cart.

26 Oct 17 - A new Notice of Interest concerning the seAp Advocacy service and what it can provide in the way of help for ex-service personnel. Log on to access.

02 Feb 17 - The RNA Portsmouth branch have offered 'Open House' on Fridays to all ex RN personnel, including wives/partners/oppos. A notice of interest gives full details. Log on to access.

17 Aug 16 - New Notice of Interest about a New Aged Veterans Counselling Service. This service offers free counselling to any UK veteran born before 1st January 1950. Log on to find out more.

17 Feb 16 - A committee nomination form has been produced for use when existing Committee members are due for re-election. This is in the form of a Word document template link and is located in the 'Committee' page (when logged in, 3rd top tab from the left!). To use, download, open the file, complete the relevant sections and save. You then email, or post the form to the Secretary to be received no later than 2 weeks prior to the AGM. As a reminder, the Nominee, Proposer and Seconder must attend the AGM for the voting to take place.

05 Nov 15 - A reminder of photos taken in 2010 of HMS Mercury before it was demolished

05 Nov 15 - Follow the links for photographs taken in 2013 of HMS Ganges

20 Oct 15 - A large library of original 'Communicator' magazines from 1952 to 1974 has been made available to us courtesy of Joe Kirk, the webmaster of the Royal Naval Amateur Radio Society. The link is here and also copied in the 'links' page.

09 Mar 15 - We now hold the copyright to a video of the history of HMS Mercury produced c1993. It is fascinating viewing and certainly brings back some memories. To view, log on, go to Comms History and then scroll down to the 'HISTORY OF HMS MERCURY' article.

17 Jul 14 - The history of HMS Mercury written by the late Chris Rickard and published on the RNCCA Website in March 2006 is now available in the Comms History section. This is a comprehensive and informative document written by a true and loyal bunting. Our thanks go to George Foster and the committee at the RNCCA. The RNCA acknowledges and thanks the RNCCA for their permission to publish this important piece.