Shipmates will I am sure be interested to hear about the newly formed Branch of the RNA – the Riders Branch and is going to be formally commissioned in March 2018. Please see below the article from the Riders Branch Hon Sec, S/M Roslyn Hastie-Murray providing details of how to join or obtain further specific information.
Our members are brought together by our passion for and interest in motorcycling as well as our desire to support the aims and objectives of the charity and the core values of Unity, Loyalty, Patriotism and Comradeship.
We will attend appropriate events throughout the year to raise awareness and fundraise for the charity and its support of serving and ex-service Navy personnel, building on the core value of Comradeship – “Friends in fun, fellowship and need”.
Full membership is available to those who have an interest in motorcycling as well as a maritime background in the Armed Services e.g Royal Navy, Royal Marines and associate membership for those who have not served but who wish to support. We aim to be diverse in our membership with all ages and genders included and to encourage all members to play an active role within the Branch nationally and as the membership increases into areas, forming local groups to meet.
For many people this will be a second membership of the Association itself so that we can continue our support for our current branches in the UK and other parts of the world. We currently have 81 members of our Facebook page who we hope will make applications to join the Branch itself.
Our Commissioning Inaugural Meeting will take place on Saturday 14 April 2018 at the Royal British Legion Club in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne which is the base location for RNA Tyne Branch.
Our first public appearance will be at the MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show on 3-4 March 2018 at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh – come and visit our Stand to find out more about us!
For more information email our Chairman, Bernie McPhillips (firstname.lastname@example.org) or our Hon. Secretary, Roslyn Hastie-Murray (email@example.com ) or see our FaceBook page – Royal Naval Association Riders Branch.