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HQ Open Days, 2016
RNA HQ will be holding five open days in 2016, a chance to go to Semaphore Tower and meet the GS and the HQ staff:
Open days start promptly at 1100 at the HQ where you will have a brief and get a chance to buy Slops and meet the staff. There is then a sandwich lunch provided by HQ in the Semaphore Tower Mess. HQ have managed to book an MoD boat for a tour of the harbour and dockyard from 1230 to 1330 and maybe a tot or two of Pusser’s, with tea/coffee after the boat trip to warm up if needed.
Pease register your interest with Andy or Nigel. They will need to have your vehicle registration details and names of those wishing to visit in advance to enable swift passage into the naval base. If any branch would like to take more than 25 to a single day, please let us know as soon as possible in case we have to look at a separate day. We ran six Open days in 2013 – with well over 250 shipmates seeing what Semaphore Tower has to offer.
Raise Money for Huddersfield's
Royal Naval Association
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Historic Dockyard, Discount Deal
Here is some really great news HQ have renegotiated our deal with Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Remember, if we don’t use it we could lose it….
• £10 ticket valid for one day for themselves and up to four members of their friends and family also at £10 each, on production of valid and in date association membership ID card.
• Tickets give access to Mary Rose Museum, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860, Action Stations, National Museum of the Royal Navy and Harbour Tours.
• Tickets must be purchased in person in the Visitor Centre as RNA membership card must be shown.
• No upgrades/refunds available after purchase and tickets are non-transferable.
Visit the world-famous historic ships at the home of the Royal Navy. Go aboard HMS Victory, flag ship of Admiral Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar, HMS Warrior 1860; the first iron hulled warship powered by sail as well as steam, and visit the brand new Mary Rose Museum for the best day out in the South of England.
Portsmouth Harbour's leading attraction also includes the National Museum of the Royal Navy (new gallery), Action Stations and Harbour Tours. The famous Tudor warship, Mary Rose, has finally revealed all of her secrets 500 years after she sank in this exciting, new £27million Museum now open at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard! The ship that captured the world's imagination when she was raised from the seabed in 1982 is the only sixteenth century warship on display anywhere in the world and this brand new Museum built around her has reunited her with many of her 19,000 artifacts and crew in a unique journey through Tudor life. The most comprehensive collection of Tudor artifacts in the world will be showcased from personal belongings such as wooden bowls, leather shoes, musical instruments and nit combs (complete with 500 year old lice), to ship's objects such as longbows and two tonne guns.
The Historic Dockyard is a great place to experience 800 years of naval history surrounded by working docks and historic buildings.
Visit www.historicdockyard.co.uk for full information about visiting Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
The Royal Navy and
Royal Marines Charity
The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity is the principal, and chosen, charity of the Royal Navy and the Navy Board and now the RNA’s preferred charity.
• Last year the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity gave £6.5m to people most in need: serving personnel, veterans and families. This included over £717,000 to the RNBT and £730,000 to the RN and RM Children’s Fund. So, by helping the RNRMC you, like the rising tide, “lift all boats”
• For serving Shipmates – in ships, squadrons, submarines, commando units and ashore – its funding is used to boost morale, improve facilities and ease the pressure that life in the Service can bring.
• But by far the largest amount goes to other (mainly) naval charities, including those that
provide crucial support for parents and children as well as veterans experiencing difficulty with ill health, old age or hard times.
• The RNRMC gave £20,000 to support the RNA’s new Naval Service Memorial see separate update.
For more information on the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, please call
023 9254 8128 or visit www.rnrmc.org.uk