What's new

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 - Latest Pen & Sword, Defence Discount Service and Reward for Forces offers now available. Log on to access.

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)

16 Jul 18 - New blog regarding the excellent work done by Mike Crow in compiling a database of all the RN reunions happening. Log on to see.

05 Jul 18 - More details of the Remembrance Sunday Parade are available on the Events page. If you want to attend, you need to tell Geoff now as the RBL have insisted on early numbers.

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.

15 Mar 18 -  Minutes from the Conference of Naval Associations Meeting held on 6 Mar 18 are now available for downloading. Log on to access from the RNCA & RN current affairs page.

10 Mar 18 - And the winner is.......... Southport in 2019

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.

22 Dec 17 - New Notice of Interest regarding pharmacies offering Free Over-the-counter medicine. Log on to read more.

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.

26 Oct 17 - A new Notice of Interest  is published regarding the end of the First World War.On 11th November 2018, the United Kingdom and its friends overseas will mark the day 100 years ago when the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War. A guide to 'Battle's Over - A Nation's Tribute' is available as an attachment and gives details of what is planned. Log on for more information.

9 Aug 17 - A new notice of interest regarding the DWP's Independent Assessment Service changes is now available. Log on to read.

24 Apr 17 - New Notice of Interest regarding the non-profit organisation  Veterans Bereavement Support Services who provide free help and advice after the loss of a loved one. Log on to access

08 Apr 17 - A new Notice of Interest gives details on the forthcoming event in November 2018 entitled 'A Guide To Taking Part in 'Battle's Over - A Nation's Tribute' & WWI Beacons of Light 11th November 2018. This plan will evolve over the period of time between now and then every 3 month. Log on to check it out.

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 Aug 16 - Information about a 'Breakfast Club' for Pompey ratings is now available in a Notice of Interest. Interestingly you can find if your location has a breakfast club for veterans. Just use your postcode on the home page. Log on for more information.

24 Mar 16 - New Notice of Interest regarding Holiday facilities for ex military personnel in Lagos, Portugal. Nick Bird has stayed here and is mightily impressed. The article has been updated with current information and is worth checking out for your next holiday in Portugal. Log on for all the details.

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.

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