Branch Meeting – May 2017

May’s Branch Meeting was held at the Canary Social Club on 9 May 2017 with 33 members attending.

The usual formalities were observed with a minute’s silence for those that have crossed the bar, followed by reports from:


On behalf of the Chairman, the Vice-Chairman presented Brian Whileman with his ID Card and RNA Badge.

Continued by hoping that the bucket collection in Diss had been successful; passing his thanks to those who took part and emphasising that wee must take advantage of every offer we receive; hoping that in the future members will make the effort to assist as the money raised is for the benefit of all Branch members.

Commented on the the lunch at the Oaklands Hotel on the 26th April was very well attended and hoped that all those who sat down to lunch enjoyed the occasion, sincerely hoping that the same spirit of comradeship and enjoyment will be shown at the Branch Lunch at Bawburgh Golf Club on the 16th July.

Welfare Secretary

Requested that if any Shipmates are willing to give up a few hours per month say five hours at the reception, then it would be a great help.  The Vice-Chairman provided an update, stating that the VC currently had 19 volunteers available to man the front desk and phones, and any help would be most gratefully welcomed.

Social Secretary

Provided an update on forthcoming events:

Forthcoming Events

29th Apr – Service of Remembrance – Baedeker Raids on Norwich – 1030 at Earlham Cemetery


04th Jun – Breakfast Club – 1000 at the Premier Inn Nelson Norwich

13th Jun – Branch Meeting – Stewart Blackburn Veterans Norfolk Chairman will give a talk on VN and BVC.

17th Jun – Armed Forces Week Event – The Forum

25th Jun – Dunkirk Veterans and Armed Forces Service of Remembrance – 1030 at St Andrews Church

28-29th Jun – Royal Norfolk Show.

16th Jul – Summer Luncheon – Bawburgh Golf Club

20th Jul – Marham Families Day

Confirmed that the list for Trafalgar Night is now full, although there is a reserve list should members wish to be added.


S/M Mike Massen

Provided a report on Norwich Sea Cadet Unit.


RNA Norwich

The Norwich Branch is one of 300+ branches of the Royal Naval Association world wide. It was commissioned in 1979 and today has a membership of just over 90. It is a registered charity in its own right - the Registered Charity Number is: 1068699

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