Diary Dates 

1.Saturday 19th January Area meeting and AGM Plymouth
2Sunday January 27th 2019 Axminster Branch RNA will be laying their Standard up in Membury St John Baptist Church at the 11.00 normal prayer service,non-Eucharist. The ex-Axminster branch officers (3) would welcome members of No 4 Area at the service

The Annual General Meeting Committee and Area Meeting

This will now be hosted by the Plymouth Branch on the 19th January 2019. At Kings Tamerton Community Centre, Trevithick Road, Kings Tamerton. PL5 2BU.

Area AGM and Meeting Saturday 19th January 2019 at Plymouth

The meeting will take place on January 19th 2019 at the Kings Tamerton Community Centre, Trevithick Road, Kings Tamerton.
PL5 2BU.

The committee meeting will convene at 11.00, AGM at 13.30 followed by the Area Meeting.

To reach the venue proceed on the A38 to the St. Budeaux turn off.

From Exeter take the first left (Roman Way), continues on to Trevithick road, the centre is situated on the left hand side.

From Cornwall first exit after Tamar bridge. Then take the fourth exit on first roundabout and first exit on second roundabout (Roman Way). continue as above.

Lunchtime.    Ploughmans £3.00   or   a Pasty £3.00 to be ordered in advance and will be available at lunchtime.

Please inform Plymouth branch secretary of attendance/non attendance and requirement by the 5th January.
cheques payable to RNA Plymouth.
Lunch requirements return form HERE

A list of Local Accommodation can be found on the Lunch return form

note: (there are no shops or restaurants within walking distance)

Shipmate A W Gutteridge BEM Hon.Secretary, RNA Plymouth, 4 Rowan Court, Latchbrook, Saltash PL12 4UN
Tel: 01752849176

A Google Map can be found here

Remember No Names No Tea and Stickies 


Falmouth Sea Sunday

Falmouth Branch of the Royal Naval Association would like to invite you to join them for the annual Sea Sunday parade, church service and reception on Sunday 15th July 2018.
The parade will form on The Moor at 10.20hrs and this year we have been lucky to secure the RM Band Plymouth.  Everyone is welcome plus Standards and after the church service the reception will be at the Watersports Centre.

The branch very much hopes you will be able to attend.
Please inform Falmouth Secretary  of if you will be attending by by 31st June 2018

Mrs Carol Wright Hon Secretary Falmouth RNA
17 Bohelland Rise
TR10 8DS

Croquet at Pencarrow 

The Croquet has been arranged for Sunday 3rd June 2018 in the hope of better weather than later in the Summer.
It will again be held on the lawn at Pencarrow House near Bodmin, starting we hope at High Noon 1200
As you know from last year this is a super venue, the Georgian Mansion house and Gardens with Woodland walks owned by the Molesworth-St Aubyn family is well worth a day out even without the added attraction of playing Croquet on their lawn.

We hope to have Lady Iona to present the trophys again. Last years winners and runners up please dont forget to return them.

Everyone has to pay a £5 garden entry charge if you would like to visit the house as well the charge will be £10

The Cafe will be open but you are welcome to bring your own packed lunch.
We will have a drop of Beer from Rock Brewery on tap and wine will be available at £1 a glass.
Please bring your own seating as usual.

A map can be seen here
Please inform Chris as soon as possible if your Branch will be attending.

Start rowing as a path to fitness with Veterans of all abilities.

A Service Veterans rowing club in association and supported by veteran members of Devoran Pilot Gig Club and Falmouth RNA.

We are running a series of Novice rowing sessions from Mylor Harbour near Falmouth and you will be welcome to enjoy a social row. We will hold an introductory meeting at Lower Hall, Devoran Village Hall, Quay Road, Devoran. At 18.00 on 22nd May, when you can meet the club members and other novice rowers. Age and disability should not be a barrier. Come along a see for yourself.

Rowing Sessions will be on Thursday evening at 18.15 on the 24th May, 7th June and 21 st June. 

Contact Mike Selwood. mikeselwood@yahoo.com for more information.

Mick Stevens
Falmouth Branch
The Royal Naval Association
Tel: 01326 317410
Mob: 07778 899705


Safeguarding in charities

Following recent events, the Charity Commission would like to remind ALL trustees to take safeguarding extremely seriously. Safeguarding should be a key governance priority for all charities, not just those working with groups traditionally considered at risk.

The Charity Commission has four clear expectations of trustees:

  • Provide a safe and trusted environment. Safeguarding involves a duty of care to everyone who comes into contact with your charity, not just vulnerable beneficiaries like children and young people.
  • Set an organisational culture that prioritises safeguarding, so it is safe for people to report incidents and concerns in the knowledge they will be dealt with appropriately.
  • Have adequate safeguarding policies, procedures and measures to protect people and make sure these are made public, reviewed regularly and kept up to date.
  • Handle incidents as they arise. Report them to the relevant authorities including the police and the Charity Commission. Learn from these mistakes and put in place the relevant mechanisms to stop them happening again.

As your regulator, we expect charities to meet these expectations.

Our advice is that you should now:

  • Undertake a thorough review of your charity’s safeguarding governance and management arrangements and performance if you haven’t done so within the last 12 months.
  • Contact the Commission about any safeguarding issues, or serious safeguarding incidents, complaints or allegations which have not previously been disclosed to the charity regulator.

Our regulatory role is to ensure charities comply with their legal duties, manage any incidents responsibly and take prompt steps to protect the people affected by it. We cannot look after the safety of your people for you and we do not investigate individual incidents for you.

Find more information about what and how to report to the regulator. More information about safeguarding responsibilities for trustees, and the role of the Charity Commission and other regulators, is below:

Safeguarding is a key governance priority for all charities, regulator reminds trustees

Regulatory alert to charities – safeguarding,

Strategy for dealing with safeguarding issues in charities

This is from an email  from the Charity Commission 4th April 2018



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