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Towed array sonar integrated with Royal Navy experimental autonomous submarine
Published: Monday 23rd of May 2022 11:00:38 AM        


The life and works of Louis Mountbatten, as seen in 1974
Published: Sunday 22nd of May 2022 06:00:39 AM        


Babcock awarded 10-year contract for dry docking Royal Navy aircraft carriers at Rosyth
Published: Monday 16th of May 2022 12:01:23 AM        


In focus: the Bofors 57mm Mk 3 gun that will equip the Type 31 frigates
Published: Friday 13th of May 2022 08:00:19 AM        


HMS Shoreham – the next Royal Navy minehunter to decommission
Published: Tuesday 10th of May 2022 11:12:26 AM        


HMS Echo reduced to low readiness as Royal Navy considers options for replacement capability
Published: Thursday 5th of May 2022 09:54:01 AM        


From concept to reality – the next generation of naval subsea technologies
Published: Wednesday 4th of May 2022 12:24:45 PM        


UK to purchase at least 74 F-35 jets
Published: Wednesday 27th of April 2022 11:24:22 AM        


No additional resources for the Royal Navy’s contribution to the ‘High North strategy’
Published: Tuesday 26th of April 2022 01:01:03 PM        


HMS Talent retired. Royal Navy down to just 5 attack submarines
Published: Wednesday 20th of April 2022 07:20:26 AM        


Russian cruiser Moskva sunk in the Black Sea – assessing the implications
Published: Friday 15th of April 2022 07:31:54 AM        


Tens of thousands of asylum seekers could be sent to Rwanda, says Johnson
Published: Thursday 14th of April 2022 01:46:39 PM        


Peter Padfield obituary
Published: Monday 21st of March 2022 06:26:55 PM        


Royal Navy and partners rehearse protecting NATO’s Northern Flank from Russian attack
Published: Wednesday 16th of March 2022 03:43:14 PM        


Transporting military hardware around the world – UK strategic sealift
Published: Wednesday 9th of March 2022 04:21:04 PM        


Experts raise doubts over plan for Royal Navy to control Channel crossings
Published: Monday 7th of March 2022 01:10:25 PM        


Delivery of many critical Royal Navy capabilities still years away
Published: Monday 28th of February 2022 03:49:12 PM        


Situation report: the naval aspects of the war in Ukraine
Published: Friday 25th of February 2022 12:45:09 PM        


Royal Navy’s ocean survey vessel HMS Scott extended in service
Published: Thursday 17th of February 2022 04:05:23 PM        


The Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers – status report
Published: Sunday 13th of February 2022 07:15:46 PM        


Documenting the Royal Navy in action – the making of “Warship Life at Sea”
Published: Wednesday 9th of February 2022 05:29:28 PM        


Project to dismantle ex-Royal Navy nuclear submarines inches forward
Published: Monday 7th of February 2022 11:54:26 AM        


Priti Patel says Macron ‘absolutely wrong’ over Channel crossings
Published: Wednesday 2nd of February 2022 07:39:27 PM        


Russian Navy adds to pressure on Ukraine and NATO
Published: Monday 31st of January 2022 04:37:34 PM        


The Future Maritime Aviation Force – UK naval aviation in 2030
Published: Tuesday 25th of January 2022 06:27:48 PM        


How to Build an Aircraft Carrier – Book Review
Published: Tuesday 18th of January 2022 04:02:21 PM        


Royal Navy unlikely to pursue Channel refugee ‘pushback’ policy
Published: Monday 17th of January 2022 04:16:05 PM        


Royal Navy will fail without reform, says outgoing deputy chief
Published: Wednesday 12th of January 2022 04:42:45 PM        


‘Admirals would say: we don’t want to serve with these people’ – Craig Jones, the sailor who came out and changed the navy
Published: Wednesday 12th of January 2022 10:00:44 AM        


HMS Prince of Wales into the spotlight
Published: Tuesday 11th of January 2022 02:04:31 PM        

Upcoming Events

Previous Events

Sunday 15th of December

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

Sunday 17th of November

Branch Meeting

At Wymondham Town Football Club

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.