NAVY NEWS, SEI'TLMBtR 1990 Royal Naval Association
Warm welcome for Cherry
SHIPMATES of the Dhahran branch based in Saudi Arabia extended a warm welcome to members of the ship's company of HMS Charybdis when she dropped anchor at Dammam while in the Gulf.
Many activities were laid on ncluding fivc-a-side football, sailing, golfing and water skiing and most of the ship's company took advantage of the club premises to relaxed around the swimming pool. Fond memories were revived
when the ex-matelots were in- vited on board the Charybdis and the hospitality was most appreciated especially since Saudi Arabia is "dry". The branch would like to
thank Mr. Phil Champmss, the manager of British Aerospace, for his help in organising facili- ties during the ship's visit.
Those shipmates and branch members who are planning to attend the 1991 RNA confer- ence in Torbay arc advised to book early using the tourist board's booking form in order to secure accommodation.
holding a Trafalgar Day parade and service on Sunday, Oct. 21, to which all standard bearers are invited. They will assemble at the RNA Club, Park Road. Hanworth at !415 and march to All Saints Church, in Ux- bridge Road. Further details can be obtained from Shipmate Newson (tel. 081-572 1978).
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PROUD Shipmate Geoff Hobby displays the newly-dedicated Lymington and District branch standard. With him, from left, are Shipmate John Schultze, the branch chairman, the Mayor of Lymington, Cllr. Ben Baker, the General Secretary, Capt. Jim Rayner and the Rev. Julian Richards, the branch padre. Over 100 shipmates displaying 25 standards took part in the parade following the dedication service.
Ticehurst and Andy Andrews, of Crawley branch, set out to walk from Winchester to East- bourne, a distance of 106 miles, to raise funds for the Nor- mandy Veterans' Association and Arthritis Care. Unfortuna-
Record number of standards at tournament
icly Shipmate French suffered an injury en route which pre- vented them from reaching their destination but they plan to complete the walk in the near future. Other members of the branch
attended the Normandy Vete- rans' memorial service at Hor- sham where they paraded the branch standard and also took part in the annual Dunkirk Veterans" parade. The warm welcome and gen-
erous hospitality extended b\ the Uxbridge branch on a re- cent visit was much appreciat- ed.
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who attended ceremonies marking the 50lh anniversary of the evacuation of Dunkirk were the chairman and vice- chairman of Dundee branch. On the journey to Zeebruggc, the party were met at Ostend by Mr. Rene Renebrunck. who had just returned from attend- ing the annual reunion of the Algerincs Association in Ports- mouth.
Among the many shipmates
Picture Lymmgfon Advertiser and Times. Mr. Rencbrunck conducted
the pan\ 10 the war cemetery where wreaths were laid on the graves of the crew of HMS Hydra, which was lost in November, 1944. Mr. Rene- brunck has since written to Navy News to say how proud he was to serve as a guide to the party and thank s Dundee branch for bestowing on him honorary membership.
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Deal and Walmer branch, was invited to attend the yearly Admiralty inspection of TS In- victa Sea Cadets at Folkstone. The occasion, an important one for the cadets, was supported by shipmates of Ramsgalc. Folkstone and Deal. Following the inspection the cadets put on an impressive display of fire fighting, gunnery and boat drill.
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for the dedication of Lymington and District standard held in Si
There was a large turn-out
Dedication at Stonehenge
STONEHENGE is the unique setting for the dedica- tion of Amesbury branch standard on Sept. 2, to which shipmates are invited.
Complying with the historic
Right of Access granted to Amesbury and surrounding vil- lages, English Heritage has giv- en permission for the Ames- bury' standard to be dedicated at a Drumhead ceremony at Stonchenge.
THERE were high hopes of a record-breaker for the associa- tion as 285 standards were proudly paraded at the Royal Tournament at Earls Court. The Guinness Book of Records did not underestimate the significance of this event but felt that a parade of standards was too specialised for a book of com- petitive records.
Picture: Lieut.-Cdr Nigel Huxtable.
Prior to the ceremony on this prehistoric sile on Salisbury Plain, shipmates and standard bearers will assemble at Ames- bury car park at 1700hrs. and march through the town to mu- sic by HMS Heron's volunteer band.
mates will return to Amesbury and following a parade through the town with standards on dis- play, there will be a reception at Boscombe Down Families Centre. Those planning to attend
The parade will re-form at Stonehenge and march to the inner circle for the dedication at ISOOhrs. The ceremony over, ship-
should contact the Dedication Secretary, Shipmate Tony Seal (tel. 0980-623663) to ensure catering arrangements go with- out a hitch.
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Thomas's Church. After the service conducted by the Rev. Capt. Michael Joint assisted by the Rev. Julian Richards, the branch padre, an impressive parade led by the Bournemouth Scout band, marched through the town with Shipmate Geoff Hobby carrying the new Lym- ington standard. The salute at the march past was taken by the General Secretary, Capt. Jim Rayner accompanied by Shipmate John Schultze, the branch chairman.
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An invitation is extended by Caerphilly to attend the com- missioning of the branch on Sept. 15 at 1330hrs. The cere- mony will be performed by Shipmate Tom Davies, chair- man of the national council and president No. 7 area.
Members of HMS Fernit Veterans' Association send a warm thank you to shipmates of Market Harborough for host- ing a very happy reunion.
sary of Cromer branch, members have decided to pro- vide a new standard and to lay up the old in the church of St Peter and St Paul, Cromer, at ISOOhrs. on Sept. 30. Rear Admiral Philip Powlctt will take the salute at the march past following the service.
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ship Rame Peninsula have moved their monthly meeting from the Devon and Cornwall Inn to Torpoint Comrades and United Sen ices Club, Modder Road, Torpoint. The meeting is held on the lasi Tuesday of each month.
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Sponsored walk for the RNLI
VISITORS 10 the annual general meeting of the HMS Glory association at Slock- ton-on-Tees enjoyed a cele- bratory weekend but Ship- mates Steve McCabe and Robin Green missed out as they were taking part in a sponsored charity walk. They covered a distance of 106 miles from Stockton to Bridlington and raised £300 for the RNLI.
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and truly spliced when members of Sittingbourne branch visited the "old salts" of Pembroke House. The occasion gave rise to a gala "lamp-swinging" ses- sion and a sods opera, ably led by Shipmate Bob Jar- man. The branch thank Pembroke House for the re- freshments supplied and Pusser's Rum for the gener- ous donation of grog.
The mainbrace was well
great tun day out. members of Thurrock branch won second prize for their entry, a model Vosper MTB. in the local carni- val. The 13ft. long MTB was made out of a fibre glass dinghy by Mr. Ron Franklin and the float was accompanied by Ship- mates Andy Finn, the branch president, Chas Mercer, chair- man, Fred Archer secretary, Eric Wakcling, Reg Martin. Joe Ashbolt, Glad Martin and Percy and June Pledger, each carrying buckets to collect for
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branch cxiended a warm wel- come to the ship's company of the West German ship Werra. when, accompanied by former shipmates of the 6th Mine- sweeper Flotilla , the ships "dropped anchor" in South- ampton. Members arc remind- ed that the branch Trafalgar dinner will be held at HMS Wessex on Oct. 19 where the guest of honour will be Cdr. Tony Dyer, senior officer of HMS Southampton.
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