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National Rum Day

Okay, it may be something derived from the other side of the Atlantic, but any excuse to have a tot is okay with us, so whilst you’re frying up some eggs and bacon, we’re cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today’s food holiday.

Of course we are talking about National Rum Day today, so get out your tot glass and use our guide below to determine want you wish to fill it with!

There are…

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Black Tot Day

Black Tot Day (31 July 31) is the name given to the last day on which the Royal Navy issued sailors with a daily rum ration (the daily tot).

In the 17th century the daily drink ration for English sailors was a gallon of beer. Due to the difficulty in storing the large quantities of liquid that this required in 1655 a half pint of rum was made equivalent and became preferred to beer. Over time…

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Branch Rededication - 2014

Branch Rededication – 2014

The Branch Re-Dedication service will take place on 28 September 2014 at St Matthews Church commencing at 1500 hrs

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The Flight Arm will be in Norfolk soon

The Flight Arm will be in Norfolk soon

You will be aware the New Fighter Aircraft will be stationed at RAF Marham next year. The new fighter will be RAF and RN managed and flown. As I understand the Station will be manned 50/ 50, RAF and Fleet Air Arm crews. Thus in the coming years the RN uniform will be more evident in Norfolk. Good news.

Let’s look back at WW1. At Pulham St Mary, not many miles down the A140 from Norwich were an RN…

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HMS Ganges Reunion

On the 11th to 13th of April we had our annual get together. 400 of us invaded Gunton Hall near Lowestoft. This was our second reunion there, our next one will be Hayling Island. As usual we had a fantastic time, good accommodation excellent food and service and wonderful entertainment. Shep Woolley did it again and organised a super weekend. We did not visit the old site this year but quite a…

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English Language

I pity other Races having to learn English ….

We’ll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes;

but the plural of ox is oxen not oxes.

One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,

yet the plural of moose should never be meese.

You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice;

yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.

If the plural of man is always called men,

why shouldn’t the plural of pan…

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Battlefield Tour to Normandy

Battlefield Tour to Normandy

Friday 2nd May

We last visited Normandy five years ago but as this is the 70th Anniversary of D-Day it was appropriate to be there this year. About twenty-six made the trip but Pat Whiley and me were the only ones from the RNA. Normandy is a long way, even after getting to Calais there are another 235 miles to go to Bayeux our base for the stay.

Our comfort stop was again at the service area at…

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Latest Events - June 2014

Latest Events – June 2014

Ahoy Shipmates

The trip to the National Arboretum will leave the TA Centre at 0700 sharp on Sunday 15 June.

On Wednesday 11 of June we have organised a slow walk round Whitlingham lake; you can bring a picnic, or coffee/tea can be purchased in the café. The walk will start at 1100.

Armed Forces week starts June 22nd and we will have a stand in the Forum so please come along and give us a look.

Th…

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Branch Rededication - 2014

Branch Rededication – 2014

The Branch Re-Dedication service will take place on 28 September 2014 at St Matthews Church commencing at 1500 hrs

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BBC Radio 2 - 70th D Day Concert

BBC Radio 2 – 70th D Day Concert

From the RNA Monthly Circular – June 2014

On Friday June 6th BBC Radio 2 and cinemas across Britain come together for the first time, as the nation marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

The D-Day operation during World War II was the largest amphibious invasion in world history and marked the beginning of the end of the war.

Jeremy Vine, Dermot O’Leary and Louise Minchin will re-tell the D-Day…

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