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AREA 10 REUNION BLACKPOOL 2016
 
 
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S/m Lindsay Boyle of

Atherton Branch

LEYLAND RNA

OSWESTRY BRANCH

Oswestry Branch Celebrates 50 years.
A dinner was held to celebrate 50 years in commission on March 5th 2016 at Oswestry Cricket Club.......................click for more

There was also a presentation at the Area 10 Reunion
In Blackpool April 2016..............click for Photos


CROSBY RNA MALTA TRIP
POWERPOINT PRESENTATION
With the Area not being represented at the National Conference this year(2016) It was proposed to the Area, that a Trip to Malta might be a good Idea instead of the National Conference.  Here is the Powerpoint Presentation from Crosby RNA


FUNERAL DIRECTORS LETTER

A growing number of Royal Naval and merchant Navy veterans cross the bar without any recognition for the service they provided.

This may be because veterans may not be aware of what support and associations are available to them, or that their families do not know what is available.

Any ex Royal Naval, Royal Marine or Merchant Navy veteran is entitled to have an association presence at their funeral. This would include association members with the branch standard and, if requested, an ensign for the coffin.

This is a free service offered by the Royal Naval Association, and our way of honouring those that gave service at sea.

please use & alter the letter template below as required

                                                            by John Arnold

Llandudno RNA

 


Llandudno RNA will be holding their Annual Trafalgar Day Commemoration, Service and parade for Trafalgar Day on Sun 23rd October 2016.  The Parade will form up by the Pier Gates at 1110 for a short parade to the Cenotaph for a service by our Branch Padre.  The  Parade will then retire to the Baytree Hotel (opposite the Cenotaph) for some refreshments and 'Naval Hospitality'.  Could all Branches who have received invites and all Branches or individuals who intend to attend (good phrase)  please inform the Branch Sec by 22nd September or end of September at the latest by (email is acceptable) at - matshi@btinternet.com.

Type 45 Destroyers

The Royal Nvy's most modern warships are to be fitted with new engines because they keep breaking down.
In an email seen by the BBC, a serving Royal Navy Officer wrote that "total electric failures are common" on it's fleet of six £1bn Type 45 Destroyers.
One of the many power outages onboard HMS Dauntless, off the coast of Senegal, in 2012, Suddenly all the lights on the ship went out.  It was quickly fixed but it appears to be a problem that has plagued the entire fleet.
In 2014 Dauntless had to abandon a training exercise and, in 2009, HMS Daring lost power in the Atlantic on her first voyage to the US.  She suffered more propulsion problems off Kuwait in 2012.

Shipmates

We have received information from HQ, that they have secured a £650k grant to purchase and manage a large number of ipads. There is now a scheme to get as many veterans digitally connected as possible for free. Here is how it works

Any full member of the RNA who does not have a computer or other digital communications can apply for an ipad.  Qualifying members will receive a ipad, broadband, support and training fully paid for two years.  Ideally members should have a line land at home, although RNAHQ will consider installing a line as a part of the package.  All items will remain the property of the RNA.

The scheme will be launched in June at the national conference. In order to get in early, I have attached a form you can download to apply for ipads on behalf of your members.

It would be useful if you could bring the completed forms to Blackpool with you or forward them to me if your not attending. Immediately after the area conference I will forward all requests to HQ.

Do not just put your full members names on the list. They must consent to this before they apply.

I will be discussing it at area conference but please let me know if you have any immediate questions.

John Arnold

NATIONAL COUNCIL MEMBERS REPORT

GOOD AFTERNOON

FURTHER TO MY ANNOUNCMENT OF BEFORE I HOPE YOU HAVE ALL HAD TIME TO READ MY REPORT FROM THE LAST NATIONAL COUNCIL MEETING WITH SO MUCH BUSINESS GOING ON WITH HQ OR AS THEY LIKE TO BE CALLED NOW CENTRAL OFFICE I AM SURE YOU ALL HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT SOME OF THE TOPICS MENTIONED.................................click to read full report no 4 & 5

New Ipad Reaquest form  Area 10 Ipad Requests
Update 19th September 2016
Hope this finds you well.  The Project is progressing and we are just about to commence the first procurement phase.  Due to variations to the Project we had to confirm acceptance of these variations from the Aged Veterans Fund before we could progress, I am pleased to say this has now been achieved.
I have created an outline Facebook page which is called "RNA Central Office HQ - Project Semaphore" if you are on Facebook and would like to receive updates through this medium please ask to join the Group.  You should find it at the following link;  https://www.facebook.com/groups/307288932964500/
Please let me now what you would like to see in the Facebook Group, use the Group to share information on the Project, on iPads etc.
Kind regards
Sharon M J Brown MBA
Project Manager
Project Semaphore
Please Shipmates, if anyone has anything to add to the Website please let me know.  Any stories, photos, ditties, articles or anything going on in your Branches that you would like to be added to the Website.  Lets get the site going and something we can be proud of, like the old Vanguard Magazine.
Click on Gallery for Photos of the AGM in Wallasey
FORGOTTEN FALKLANDS SAILOR FINALLY HONOURED AFTER
33 YEAR BATTLE BY ARMED FORCES HEROES..........click for more
R I PR I P

LEST WE FORGET
S/m Dave Tollerton (Crosby), S/m Harry Rycroft (Skipton),
S/m John Singleton (Preston), S/m Stan Burling (Chester),
S/m James Hayes (Buxton), S/m Chris Parkinson (Pendleton),
S/m Jim Beasley (Chester), S/m Fred Doring (St Helens),
S/m Ted Cross (St Helens), S/m John Buckley (St Helens),
S/m Eric Quickmore (St Helens), S/m Alan Parr (St Helens),
S/m Norman Hurst (Trafford), S/m John Lawrence (Trafford),
S/m Stan Berlin (Chester), S/m Frank Iddon (Bolton)

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 AREA 10 CONFERENCE OCTOBER 29th 2016 AT THE RNA CLUB, WALLESEY CH44 6PX

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