What's new

23 Nov 21 - Please note changes to the committee are now complete. The new treasurer and membership secretary's details are available on the 'Committee' page (top tab, third from left!)

12 Nov 21 - Bill has posted the updated details of the AGM venue facilities as these have changed since last year. Log on to access under the 'Events' section in the member's area.

12 Nov 21 - New blog by Bill Palmer ref the AGM entitled March 2022 - A Call To Arms! Log on to see the details.

18 Oct 21 - New blog from Carl ref the second world war minesweeper HMS Mercury. Log on to view.

07 Oct 21 - Latest RNA Semaphore Circular magazine is available for download. Log on to access

07 Oct 21 - Drupal Core engine updated to version 7.82

06 Oct 21 - A recent membership request from foreign climes has brought to the committee's notice an anomaly that could leave the association out of pocket! The bottom line is that if you live abroad, the 'Cross Border payment' must be added to the membership fee when applying/renewing, otherwise the RNCA ends up short changed. Membership applications/renewals will no longer be accepted from ex-pats unless this transaction fee is taken into account, if applicable from your country. Thank you for your co-operation.

20 Jul 21 - Latest Friday Navy Books offers available now from the Retail Benefits download page. Log on to see.

20 Jul 21 - Latest RNA Semaphore Circular available from the Downloads: RNCA & RN current affairs section. Log on to access

20 Jul 21 - Drupal core engine updated to v7.81

22 Mar 21 - A message from the temp. Membership Secretary begins

Shipmates, as you are all aware by now, of the temporary system we have had to put in place for the payment of subs caused by Pedlar crossing the bar coupled with the Covid lockdown. I know that quite a number of you, not by name I hasten to add have paid your subs to Pedlar at the AGM, obviously that hasn’t happened this year, so we need you to set up a BACS or Direct Debit to pay this year’s subs. Our bank details are on the website. If I don’t receive your contributions, I can only presume that you are no longer wish to be a member of the Assoc., bearing in mind that as I don’t know who paid Pedlar direct you will be lumped in with the former members of the Assoc.


Yours Aye


Acting local Treasurer

21 Feb 21 - The RNCA Slops store will be closing down in the next month or so. We have contracted all merchandise production and sales to 'Forever Jack' who will start operations in due course. More details on how you order will be given in the next edition of the 'Communicator' (coming very soon to your inbox). The slops link in the menu bar will remain so items can be viewed, but any attempts to order through the website will get rejected by email. Times they are a-changing!

21 Feb 21 - All members please note; PayPal payments will no longer be available for membership renewals. Please use BACs, direct debit or standing order to pay your dues. Thank You.

19 Feb 21 - In view of no physical AGM this year the 2021 Finance Report for year ending Feb is now available to view in the AGM Minutes and Financial Reports page. Log on to view.

13 Feb 21 - Website Core engine updated to v7.78

13 Feb 21 - New blog ref the Naval Associations Parade in September of this year. Log on to get full details of what may be a very enjoyable day.

05 May 20 - New  blog regarding RNA bereavement update.

29 Apr 20 - A.G.M. Southsea 2022. Further details including a booking form that can be printed, completed and posted to the hotel are now available in the events section. Log on to access.

13 Apr 20 - New Blog from CONA regarding surviving social isolation in these difficult times. It gives details of a number to call (for members of CONA) for help and advice. Also attached to the blog is a document from the RNA giving good advice for all of us. I recommend you take a minute to read/print.

27 Feb 20 - New website link for Veteran's Health, concerning substance abuse resources for veterans with this useful guide.

17 Jun 19 - June's edition of the RNA Semaphore Circular is now available for download. Attention is drawn to article 12 ref NHS priority treatment. Log on to access from the downloads section.

08 Aug 18 - New Notice of Interest regarding the free service provided by SAIL (Seafarers Advice and Information Line) which could be described as the Naval Veterans Citizens Advice. Log on to access.

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.

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.