What's new

22 Feb 18 - All members please note, the draft 'Revision 1' of the RNCA Constitution is now available for perusal (Log on, Click on R.N.C.A. Constitution in the left hand menu). If you have any issues, the AGM is only a couple of weeks away!

09 Feb 18 - Latest Defence Discount Service Offers now online. Log on to see.

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.

29 Jan 18 - Members are advised that Committee re-elections will be conducted at the AGM in March. Details have been posted in the 'Committee' page (link in top tabs, once logged on). Voting forms are also available on that page.

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 - Four new blogs. First a petition to sign regarding the proposed cuts to our Amphibious capability by the Government. The second gives details of the Combined Services Annual church service for 2018 and how you can attend, the third is a round up of RN reunions with added chat and requests and the fourth is a petition to stop further cuts to our armed forces.

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

9 Nov 17 - New Notice of Interest - Announcement regarding the new Chair of Help for Heroes. Log on to see 

04 Nov 17 - New blog regarding email address problems. Please read! If your name appears, contact websiteman@rnca.info 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 - 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 - A new notice of interest regarding the DWP's Independent Assessment Service changes is now available. Log on to read.

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.

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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