What's new

13 Sep 17 - The next edition of the 'RNCA Communicator' may not get published due to a lack of input from ourselves. We need more dits, more stories, more memories from you, the members. Please send anything you have to chairman@rnca.info for inclusion in this edition.

9 Aug 17 - Beware of a parcel delivery note scam reported by the Daily Telegraph yesterday. Full details and picture in a Notice of Interest. Log on to see.

9 Aug 17 - An update to the 'Naval Interest' article concerning the arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth is now available. Log on to access.

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

9 Aug 17 - August's 'Trade Journal' and 'RNA Semaphore Circular' are now available in the downloads section, log on to access.

16 Jun 17 - An organisation called 'The Ripple Pond', A self-help support network for the family members of physically or emotionally injured service personnel and veterans, produces a newsletter that will now be available to us. To view our first edition, log on and go to 'Notices of Interest'.

15 Jun 17 - I have created a new page to display all the 'Special Offers' we now receive as part of the CONA. Called 'RNCA retail benefits' it will separate out shopping opportunities from more civilian life notices. All current 'Special Offers' have been transferred to the new page.

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.

05 Apr 17 - AGM 2018 BUXTON. Details of the hotel, facilities and activities for the weekend 9th - 11th March 2018 are now available in the events section (Log on, then left hand menu, about half way down!).

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.

17 Jun 16 - New Notice of Interest. Update to the RN Veterans 'deployment' on HMS Marco Polo departing Liverpool 291900a Sep 17 bound for Dublin and Cork. Book now for as little as £199 per person. 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.