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Wymondham Branch

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Minister tells head of the Royal Navy to make increasing warship availability a priority
Published: Friday 25th of October 2019 09:04:23 AM        


Delivery of HMS Audacious to the Royal Navy delayed by another 17 months
Published: Wednesday 23rd of October 2019 10:47:42 AM        


Cats, traps and claptrap. Why the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers operate VSTOL aircraft
Published: Saturday 19th of October 2019 08:34:09 PM        


Aircraft Carriers – what are they for?
Published: Monday 14th of October 2019 09:30:00 AM        


Photo essay: First British jets land onboard HMS Queen Elizabeth – Westlant 19 deployment – Part 3
Published: Sunday 13th of October 2019 06:28:39 PM        


Photo essay: HMS Queen Elizabeth Westlant 19 deployment – Part 2
Published: Tuesday 8th of October 2019 07:49:59 PM        


Royal Navy begins initiative to maintain its anti-submarine edge
Published: Thursday 3rd of October 2019 12:59:04 PM        


Powering the stealthy submarine hunter – Type 26 frigate propulsion system in focus
Published: Thursday 26th of September 2019 02:52:06 PM        


Portland spy ring 'could have been stopped four years earlier', files say
Published: Tuesday 24th of September 2019 12:01:44 AM        


A Pinter play that merits celebration | Brief letters
Published: Friday 20th of September 2019 05:17:54 PM        


The Royal Navy becomes a two-carrier navy – HMS Prince of Wales sails for the first time
Published: Thursday 19th of September 2019 05:47:11 PM        


Photo essay: HMS Queen Elizabeth Westlant 19 deployment – Part 1
Published: Wednesday 18th of September 2019 04:25:48 PM        


More details of the Royal Navy’s Type 31 frigate emerge
Published: Sunday 15th of September 2019 08:58:36 AM        


Babcock named preferred bidders for Royal Navy frigate contract
Published: Thursday 12th of September 2019 02:04:23 PM        


Babcock Arrowhead 140 wins the Type 31e frigate competition
Published: Thursday 12th of September 2019 07:41:28 AM        


Spanish-led partnership reveal details of their Fleet Solid Support Ship proposal
Published: Wednesday 11th of September 2019 08:54:53 PM        


Is the Type 31e frigate competition winner about to be announced?
Published: Tuesday 10th of September 2019 09:26:06 PM        


A closer look at the Littoral Strike Ship concept
Published: Friday 6th of September 2019 03:45:04 PM        


RFA Tidespring – another refit behind schedule?
Published: Monday 2nd of September 2019 08:01:32 AM        


HMS Queen Elizabeth sails for the US where she will embark UK-owned Jets for the first time
Published: Friday 30th of August 2019 06:30:30 AM        


Exploring innovative future concepts for the Royal Marines
Published: Monday 26th of August 2019 07:15:28 AM        


Far-right activist posted to serve on Trident submarine
Published: Saturday 24th of August 2019 08:59:49 PM        


More details emerge about plan to replace Royal Navy Harpoon anti-ship missile
Published: Friday 23rd of August 2019 08:04:53 AM        


The new First Sea Lord and his vision for the Royal Navy’s future
Published: Monday 19th of August 2019 07:38:30 AM        


Royal Navy aircraft carrier ski jumps – a history
Published: Monday 12th of August 2019 07:38:31 AM        


Royal Navy ship shadows Russian vessel through Channel
Published: Wednesday 7th of August 2019 06:05:50 PM        


What does the closure of Harland and Wolff shipyard mean for the Royal Navy?
Published: Wednesday 7th of August 2019 12:35:47 PM        


Critical Royal Navy submarine refit running late
Published: Saturday 3rd of August 2019 09:06:48 AM        


Munitions handling on the Royal Navy’s aircraft carriers
Published: Tuesday 30th of July 2019 11:12:23 AM        


'Do not put your life in danger': Iran reveals exchange with UK warship – audio
Published: Monday 29th of July 2019 01:55:44 PM        

Upcoming Events

Sunday 17th of November

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Sunday 15th of December

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Previous Events

Thursday 7th of November

Brian Leak's Funeral

Funeral service for Brian Leak will be held at St Mary's Church, Attleborough on Thursday, November 7th at 12 noon, followed by cremation at Breckland Crematorium.

Family flowers only please but donations, if desired, for the H.M.S Ganges Association (Cheques to: Andy Free Charity Account) may be sent c/o Andy Free Independent Family Funeral Director, Fairfields, High Street, Attleborough, NR17 2BT. (01953) 452455.


Wake at the Crown Ellingham.

Sunday 13th of October

Branch Meeting and Trafalgar Day Lunch

At the Kings Head, Ashwellthorpe 11:30


12:30 meal, followed by a quiz.


Brought forward due to several members being away in late October.

Sunday 21st of July

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Sunday 16th of June

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Sunday 19th of May

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Sunday 21st of April

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Sunday 17th of March

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Sunday 17th of February

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Tuesday 5th of February

Ladies Lunch at Peter Beales

Meet for lunch

Sunday 20th of January

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Sunday 13th of January

RNA Christmas Meal

12:00 - 2:00 @ The Stag Attleborough

Tuesday 18th of December

Fish & Chip & Quiz Night

7pm Wymondham Football Club

Sunday 16th of December

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Tuesday 11th of December

Cromer Xmas End of Pier Show

Sunday 18th of November

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Sunday 21st of October

Branch Meeting and Trafalgar Day Lunch

At the Kings Head, Ashwellthorpe

Sunday 16th of September

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Sunday 9th of September

Bournemouth Trip

9th to 11th September Bournemouth Trip

Sunday 19th of August

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Tuesday 14th of August

Ladies Lunch at Peter Beales

Meet for lunch

Thursday 9th of August

BBQ Clacton

Details to be advised

Sunday 15th of July

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Friday 13th of July

North Norfolk Railway Beer Festival

Meeting at Holt Railway Station at 10am for railway trip to Sheringham.

Beer Festival/Walk/Lunch.

Tuesday 19th of June

Lunch at Peter Beales

Meet for lunch at 12:30

Sunday 17th of June

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Sunday 20th of May

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Tuesday 8th of May

Ladies Lunch

Meet 12:30 at Peter Beales Roses

More Info including Menu

Peter Beales Roses, London Road, Attleborough, NR17 1AY

Sunday 22nd of April

St George's Day Meal

At the Kings Head, Ashwellthorpe

12:00

Sunday 15th of April

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Sunday 18th of March

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Sunday 18th of February

Branch Meeting & Annual General Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Sunday 21st of January

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Sunday 17th of December

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Sunday 19th of November

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Sunday 22nd of October

Branch Meeting & Trafalgar Day Lunch

Normal meeting including raffle at 11am followed by lunch at the Kings Head.

Please bring raffle prizes, during lunch we will have the tot and follow the meal with a quiz.

Sunday 17th of September

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Sunday 20th of August

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Sunday 23rd of July

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Sunday 18th of June

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Sunday 21st of May

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Wednesday 26th of April

Imperial War Museum London

Details to be confirmed.

Sunday 23rd of April

St George's Day Meal and Branch Meeting

At the Kings Head, Ashwellthorpe

Usual time: 11 am

Monday 3rd of April

Fish, Chips & Quiz Night

Meet 7pm at Wymondham Football Club

Sunday 2nd of April

The Solid Silver 60s Show

60s favourites the Mersey Beats, Dave Berry, Wayne Fontana and Vanity Fair and special guests from the USA Chris Montez.

Theatre Royal, Norwich - 7:30pm


5 tickets sold, row T circle if you would like join us.

Sunday 12th of March

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Sunday 12th of February

Branch Meeting & Annual General Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Sunday 8th of January

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Sunday 11th of December

Branch Meeting & Christmas Meal

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Meeting followed by Christmas Meal

Sunday 13th of November

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Sunday 9th of October

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Sunday 11th of September

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Monday 5th of September

Plymouth Trip - 5th to 8th September

Wednesday 17th of August

BBQ Clacton

Details to be advised

Sunday 14th of August

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Wednesday 10th of August

BE POP A LULA at Britannia Pier Great Yarmouth

Live and direct from London's West End.
Roy Orbison, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury & Buddy Holly.

Tickets £17 + small booking fee

Both the Cox's and Taplin's have booked - if you would like to join us phone the Box Office on 01493 842914 booking id 88916.

Friday 15th of July

Holt - Sheringham Train / Lifeboat station Visit

Details to be advised

Sunday 10th of July

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Tuesday 5th of July

Ladies Only Avanti Coach Trip to Cambridge

Cost £17pp

This is not on the tick list so please contact Fran or Julie if interested.

Saturday 25th of June

Forces Day Meal

Kings Head, Ashwellthorpe.

Monday 13th of June

Southwold Brewery Visit & Fish & Chips

Brewery visit needs booking in advance £12 per person (min 6 persons)

Option of day in town if not interested in above.

Sunday 12th of June

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Wednesday 25th of May

Fish, Chips & Quiz Night

Meet 7pm at Wymondham Football Club

Monday 9th of May

Nifty Fifty Ten Pin Bowling

Meet 2pm on car park at NAMCO FUNSCAPE - BOWTHORPE.

Unlimited Bowling (3 hours) for just 5 per person and cup of coffee.

Optional Carvery afterwards at Little Melton.