Future Area Meeting Venues and Events
Prospective dates and venues of future meetings and events
22nd January 2022 – AGM and Area Meeting at Bridport
All Dates are subject to inoculation data
No4 Area Memorandums refer to these in times of need and keep brushed up on Area rules and regulations. The New edition has been updated by Shipmate Ray J Barraclough MSM and approved by the Area Committee.
No4 Area AGM and General Meeting at Bridport Branch
No. 4 Area Committee Meeting, the AGM and General Meeting, to be held. In the Bridport Town Hall, East Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3LF on Saturday the 22nd January 2022 at 11.00, with the Area 4 AGM and General Meeting to follow at 13.30.
- Reminder, if you are not the Secretary or Delegate and you receive this, please make sure that you pass it to the persons mentioned.
- PLEASE NOTIFY BRIDPORT BRANCH OF YOUR ATTENDANCE OR OTHERWISE. IT IS IMPORTANT.
Please return your attendee numbers for the Area Meeting to S/m Bob Bickers, Hon Sec Bridport Branch, 4, Rendalls Walk, West Allington, Bridport, Dorset DT6 5BL. by 31 December 2021
Telephone: 01308 458866 E-mail: email@example.com
NIL REPORTS ARE REQUIRED.
A Google Map can be found here
Remember No Names No Tea and Stickies
For those attending Please bring along your own hard copies of the relevant agendas. (I wish to curtail unnecessary printing)
Shipmate Alan Cox Area Secretary
|Nomination Form Area Committee||Nomination Form Reunion Committee|
Falklands 40th Anniversary
Blue – SAMA 82 events
Black – Non SAMA events
Red – Standards already requested
1st—4th April SAMA (82) AGM Weekend / Remembrance Service at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire (STANDARD REQUESTED)
2nd April SAMA (82) Havant Branch Gala Dinner
5th April Departure of Task Force, Service, Marchwood Barracks
5th April 40th Anniversary Service, St Pauls Cathedral, London (STANDARD REQUESTED)
29th April—1st May South Yorkshire Air Museum, Doncaster—Falklands Weekend
30th April Army v Navy Charity Rugby Match, Twickenham (STANDARD REQUESTED)
28th May HMS Coventry D118 Association Remembrance & Reunion Weekend in Portsmouth
28th May HMS Fearless Reunion Weekend in Portsmouth
29th May Memorial Service and Freedom Parade in Gosport (STANDARD REQUESTED)
4th -5th June HMS Glamorgan Reunion Weekend in Portsmouth
8th June Sir Galahad, Sir Tristram & LCU Foxtrot 4 Service, Marchwood Barracks
10th June Veterans Regimental Dinner, Marchwood Barracks
11th June Unveiling of Falklands Stone Service
11th/12th June SAMA USA Branch Falklands 40 Reunion Dinner (Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Studios Orlando.
11th June 42 Commando RM 40th Anniversary Dinner, Plymouth
12th June Annual Service at Pangbourne (FIMCT) at 1200hrs (STANDARD REQUESTED)
14th June Falklands Wreath Laying Service, Chorley (STANDARD REQUESTED)
14th June Liberation Day Service, National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire (STANDARD REQUESTED)
14th June SAMA Flag Raising Ceremony at Plymouth Hoe, followed by 40th Anniversary Band Concert with The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marine Concert Band, St Andrews Minster, Plymouth (STANDARD REQUESTED)
14th June Portsmouth Memorial Wood (local school children laying crosses in remembrance)
17th/19th June 40th Anniversary Falklands Armed Forces Days in Hull (STANDARD REQUESTED)
18th June Falklands 40 Gala Ball, RMC, Portsmouth
18th June SAMA Christchurch Branch; Falklands 40 Commemoration Day/Gala Dinner (STANDARD REQUESTED)
18th June Parachute Regiment Drumhead Service and parade Aldershot Military Cemetery.
19th June 40th Anniversary Parade & Service at Portsmouth Cathedral (RBL) (STANDARD REQUESTED)
25th June Plymouth Veterans Parade
30th June HMS Queen Elizabeth Reception, Portsmouth (STANDARD REQUESTED)
TBC June Veterans Pond Fishing Event Weekend in Hull
13th November Remembrance Parade at the Cenotaph, London, followed by SAMA (82) Remembrance Luncheon.
We CAN’T always control what happens to us We CAN learn to be resilient
The inspirational, informative and interesting masterclass is funded by the NHS. Designed and led by Bernard Genge, former Royal Navy medic, trainer, coach and published author, it will help you:
- Take control of excessive worrying
- Become more decisive and confident
- Respond more effectively to challenges
- Adjust to life outside the military
- Prepare for the next unpredictable event that comes along.
Reactions and responses will be explored. Practical, easy-to-use tools will be shared that can be very helpful in everyday life. There will be time to reflect and try out new techniques. All in a safe space, with the opportunity to connect with people who have similar experiences.
The course will run fortnightly for around 1.5 hours each time, over a total of 17 sessions. Former service people will be in one group; families in a separate group. It would be really helpful for everyone who signs up to attend the first session as this gets you thinking about how resilient you currently are; thereafter, you can choose to join specific sessions if you wish. Please spread the word to anyone who could benefit.
While in the Royal Navy Bernard served before, during and after the Falklands conflict. Being a medic made him very interested in helping people develop their resilience to cope with challenges. Since then he has run over 100 marathons, completed the ironman triathlon, trekked across the Namib Desert, cycled across Vietnam, from John O’Groats to Land’s End, through Europe and helped build a community school in Tanzania. For the last 13 years he has managed a not-for-private profit social enterprise learning and development company. During the coronavirus pandemic he set up a voluntary phone buddy service for elderly and vulnerable people in his local community.
Bernard looks forward to warmly welcoming you and supporting you to improve your personal resilience.
To book a place on the resilience masterclass:
- Login or register on Somerset Recovery College website – visit https://somersetrecoverycollege.co.uk/login/ OR
- Call the Somerset Recovery College admin team on 07342 063 735
For full course outline and any queries, please email Bernard: firstname.lastname@example.org
Falmouth Sea Sunday 2021
Falmouth Branch of the Royal Naval Association would like to invite you to join them for the annual Sea Sunday parade and church service on Sunday 19th September 2021.
The Parade with Standards will form on The Moor at 10.20hrs and once the service is over attendees will disperse from the Church. There will be no pre or post reception on this occasion.
Unfortunately we are restricted with numbers and therefore are unable to accommodate Branch members ‘En-Masse’ but we very much hope your Standard Bearer will be able to attend.
The Branch very much hopes you will be able to attend.
RSVP by 07 September 2021.
Mrs Carol Wright Hon Secretary Falmouth RNA
17 Bohelland Rise
New Address for Central Office (HQ)
For your information Central office has moved from Semaphore Tower the new address is
RNA Central Office, Building 1/087 Scott Road, HM Naval Base Portsmouth PO1 3LU.
Annual Croquet match Sunday 28th June 2020 CANCELLED
The Croquet has been arranged for Sunday 28th June. It will again be held on the lawn at Pencarrow House near Bodmin, starting we hope at High Noon 1200
Those who attended last year will know that 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 don’t 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.
Please can you let us know as soon as possible if your Branch will be attending.
Chris Hore for Delabole Branch
EPIC Gig ability…EVERY PERSON IS CAPABLE.
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. email@example.com for more information.
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:
This is from an email from the Charity Commission 4th April 2018