Royal Naval Association - Aquitaine Branch
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RFA WAVE RULER
Your RNA card will get you a £10 ticket for the RN/RM museum sites in Portsmouth and Gosport, and £10 each for up to
four family members.
RN/RM MUSEUM ENTRANCE
OUR OTHER SHIPS AND MEN
Cpl Jack Lithgow continues as a prize winning instructor at Lympstone.
Alex Meyer is programming frigates etc world wide at Northwood, very difficult task.
Don Pike is still looking for Mariner's Tales, amusing and interesting events please!
We are still looking for a raffle organiser who can hopefully attend most lunches.
Anyone who is interested, please give Ken Napier a call!
Merlin HM2 conducts stretcher winching training to RFA Wave Ruler's flight deck.
BNS Louise-Marie passes a tow line to RFA Wave Ruler's forecastle during a TOWEX
RFA Wave Ruler alongside at Portland Harbour.
Our ship, WAVE RULER, continues as school ship for Flag Officer Sea Training. This involves lots of refuelling and being
towed amongst other roles, for the RN and other Navies.
UPDATE FROM CDR. DARREN HOUSTON
Cdr Darren Houston our affiliated Member, currently Commander of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH, advises us that QE
continues her trials with intensive Helicopter flying, a visit to Gibraltar, and should commence fixed wing flying trials
The first of three BBC2 programmes on HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH is on - Sunday evening, 15th April, at 2100 our time.
The RNA centrally have advised that the Data Protection Act applies to our address list, full instructions will be passed
shortly, in the meantime do not pass our address list to anyone who isn't a member of our Branch.
DATA PROTECTION ACT
We are definitely ageing. The majority of those present at our Monbazillac lunch on 11th April were over 80!
Well done all of you who made it.. But a real pleasure to see Senior Shipmate John Hudson still spry and very sharp at 98.
Thanks to Brian Johnson for his menus, this time specially for our RAF members, if you have a special ship or aircraft or
submarine please tell Brian, and thanks to those who gave bottles for our raffle.
Don't forget to tell us if you've been resident in hospital, for a bottle of fizz for surviving.
RNA APRIL LUNCH
SSAFA's AGM will take place on 16 May, in Castillones. Ken Napier will present Col Chris Haskell, Chairman SSAFA France,
with our cheque. Chris has recently joined our Branch.
I have already received thanks from RNBT and ARNO for our raffle charity cheques to them.
Captain Keri Harris, the Naval Attaché Paris, has accepted our invitation to speak at our Trafalgar Lunch, on Wednesday
TRAFALGAR LUNCH SPEAKER