What's new

17 Jun 18 - New event taking place this Thursday in Portsmouth. 'The Future of the Royal Navy' with guest speaker Admiral Lord West, Baron West of Spithead. Organised by The office of Stephen Morgan MP. This is a free event. log on to see more details in the Events section.

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

04 Jun 18 - May's editions of Semaphore Circular and Trade Journal, and June's edition of Trade Journal are now available for download.

04 Jun 18 - Latest offers from the Defence Discount Service, Pen & Sword and the Isle of Wight Ferries are now available.

04 Jun 18 - New joke submitted by Carl in the Humour section.

15 May 18 - Drupal Core Engine updated to v7.59

25 Apr 18 - April's editions of the RNA Semaphore Circular and 'Ton Talk' are now available for download. You'll find them in the 'Downloads: RNCA & RN Current affairs page.

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.

25 Apr 18 - New Notice of Interest about the benefits of being part of CONA.

25 Apr 18 - Latest offers from Rewards for Forces, Defence Discount Service and Pen & Sword have now been uploaded to the Retail Benefits page.

25 Apr 18 - New Event/Notice of Interest. The COMBINED SERVICES ANNUAL CHURCH SERVICE, organised by the HMS Ganges Association, will be held at St. George’s Church, Portsea. PO1 3AT on Sunday the 13th. May 2018. Commencing at 1200. Log on to see via either Notices of Interest or in the Events calendar.

25 Apr 18 - New Humour upload, the 'Veteran's Alphabet' and 'Royal Naval Speak', submitted by Carl.

16 Apr 18 - Some new photos submitted by Alan Willis from the Cenotaph in November last year. Log on to see.

05 Apr 18 - All Nick Lee's photos have now been uploaded. Any other member who wish their AGM photos to be published, please send them to me at [email protected]. Thank you.

05 Apr 18 - New Crossed the Bar notice for ex L/SIG Bill Daws. Funeral will take place 18th April. See the CTB page for more details.

05 Apr 18 - An updated version of the RNCA membership list has been uploaded. Log on to access.

01 Apr 18 - The next 29 photos from the AGM have now been uploaded. You will need to log on to see them.

31 Mar 18 - Major update took place today 31 Mar. There should be no further downtime. Thank you for your patience. 

27 Mar 18 - The first 40 (of 93) photos taken by our resident photographer Nick Lee have now been uploaded. The remaining photos will be done after my Easter break.

22 Mar 18 - April's edition of the 'Trade Journal' is now available for download. Log on to access.

22 Mar 18 - Latest Defence Discount Services and Pen & Sword offers now uploaded to the RNCA retail benefits page.

22 Mar 18 - New Ditty (submitted by Carl) about the unique achievement of the SS  Warrimoo.

 22 Mar 18 - 2018's Membership list and A.G.M. minutes are available for download. Log on to access.

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.

15 Mar 18 - Latest offers from the Defence Discount Service and the Book Shop PostScript are now available for viewing.

15 Mar 18 - Two New Notice of Interest Articles. The Forces Pension Society Newsletter 1/2018 and an announcement regarding the 'Chair' of the RN & RM Widows'. Log on to access.

15 Mar 18 - Latest RNA Semaphore Circular mag available to download from 'Downloads: RNCA & RN current affairs' page.

12 Mar 18 - Members may notice that photographs are no longer available to be viewed outside of the member's area. This is to comply with privacy issues raised at the AGM. You will need to log in to view all photos from now on.

12 Mar 18 - The Constitution amendments were unanimously voted through at the AGM this last weekend and are published in the RNCA Constitution 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.

27 Jan 18 - Latest 'Trade Journal' now available for download. Log on to access.

27 Jan 18 - New Notice of Interest regarding vacancies for Ordinary Member Trustees within the Royal Naval Benevolent Trust. If you are interested, log on for more details.

26 Jan 18 - New blog from Mike Crowe giving details of all the Reunions happening in 2018 plus how you can submit 'Looking for.....' requests. Log on to check it out.

18 Jan 18 - A reunion/open day for staff and personnel of HMS Mercury is taking place on Sunday 8th April at The Sustainability Centre, East Meon (which was formerly part of HMS Mercury). Attached at the bottom of this page is a poster giving more information.  It is a free event, but we are asking people to confirm if they’ll be attending so we have an idea of numbers please.  

23 Dec 17 - New 'Ditty', an Ode to the Arctic Convoy sailors. Log on to access.

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

04 Nov 17 - New blog regarding email address problems. Please read! If your name appears, contact [email protected] with your new email address. Thank you.

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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