AREA 10 REUNION BLACKPOOL 2016
AREA 10 STANDARD
Web site Editor
S/m Lindsay Boyle of
Oswestry Branch Celebrates 50
A dinner was held to celebrate 50 years in
commission on March 5th 2016 at Oswestry Cricket
Club.......................click for more
also a presentation at the Area 10 Reunion
In Blackpool April 2016..............click for Photos
CROSBY RNA MALTA TRIP
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
by John Arnold
Vice Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB
The role of the Fleet Commander is to provide ships,
submarines and aircraft ready to meet the operational
requirements of the UK Government.
Philip Jones was born
in Bebington, Cheshire and educated at Birkenhead school.
He joined the Royal Navy in 1978 and, after training at BRNC
Dartmouth, he read for a degree in geography at Mansfiels
He is to be promoted to Admiral and
appointed First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, in
succession to Admiral Sir George ZambellasGCB DSC ADC DL in
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
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
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.
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
NATIONAL COUNCIL MEMBERS REPORT
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.
to read full report
no 4 & 5
New Ipad Reaquest form
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
33 YEAR BATTLE BY ARMED FORCES
HEROES..........click for more
R I PR
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
S/m Jim Beasley (Chester), S/m Fred Doring
S/m Ted Cross (St Helens), S/m John Buckley
S/m Eric Quickmore (St Helens), S/m Alan
Parr (St Helens),
S/m Norman Hurst (Trafford), S/m John
S/m Stan Berlin (Chester), S/m
Frank Iddon (Bolton)
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10 CONFERENCE OCTOBER 29th 2016 AT THE RNA CLUB, WALLESEY