What's new

30 Oct 19 - Stop Press - From Sam.    "Did you know that the RBL are doing a specific poppy and bracelet this year in celebration of coders and telegraphists by selling bracelets with REMEMBER around the edge of the poppy brooch and on the bracelet in morse code? They are for sale at poppyshop.org.uk. Yours Aye, Sam".

16 Sep 19 - New 'Looking for...' article regarding Jim Smith, Gordon Ivol and David Ingham. If you recognise the names, checkout the entry. All contact details are given in the article. Log on for more details

05 Jul 19 - A Correction to the contact numbers for the AGM 2020 in Bournemouth... the Royal Bath hotel seem to have a few admin issues.  The number Bill was originally asked to promulgate hasn't been aware of our event. We now have a couple of other numbers we can use for booking direct. These are available as a stop press comment on the events page.

17 Jun 19 - New Event on 8th September 2019, Royal Naval Association – Cenotaph Parade  8 September 2019. For more details, log on, look it up in the left hand menu under 'Events'.

17 Jun 19 - June's edition of the RNA Semaphore Circular is now available for download. Attention is drawn to article 12 ref NHS priority treatment. Log on to access from the downloads section.

17 Jun 19 - New dit entitled 'When I was In the Navy' submitted by Carl.

17 Jun 19 - New Article of Naval Historical interest, the story of D01, HMS Caprice. Submitted by Alan Fawcett. Log on to access in the Downloads:Historical Naval Interest section.

17 Jun 19 - New Blog featuring the Plymouth Federation Newsletter that has a first hand account of the entry into Caen, June 1944. Log on to access, look to the left hand menu at the bottom, labelled 2019 Jun, Plymouth Federation.

17 Jun 19 - Latest Pen& Sword, Navy Books, Defence Discount Service and Reward for Forces offers now available in the Retail Benefits page.

25 May 19 - Drupal Core engine updated to 7.67

25 May 19 - May's edition of the RNA Semaphore Circular is now available for download.

25 May 19 - Jun's edition of the Trade Journal is now available for download.

25 May 19 - New event - D-Day 75 (Taking place nationally 5 - 9 Jun). Memorial Service at the D-Day Stone, Southsea Esplanade Thursday 6th June 2019 at 10:45am. Details and timetable available by clicking on 'Events' in the left hand menu.

25 May 19 - New event - D-Day 75 at Portsmouth Sat 8 Jun. A free unticketed 1940s themed concert featuring the Sunset Concert for Heroes, the Portsmouth Military Wives Choir and the D-Day Darlings. Log on, then click on 'Events' in the left hand menu for details.

25 May 19 - Latest offers from Pen & Sword, Navy Books, Defence Discount Service and Rewards for Forces are now available in the RNCA retail benefits page.

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!

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.

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!

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)

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.