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Letter from the Chairman

Gentlemen, as we know, Dixie has stood down while he is recovering and hopefully set the wind back fully filling his sails and is back to full strength! Dixie, we all wish you a speedy recovery mate. But take your time and get it right first time, that being the advice you used to give…
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2022 Reunion – Latest

Well here we are again, planning for the best event of the New Year, our annual reunion. The venue this time will be the Gunnery Instructors (GI’s) Club, HMS EXCELLENT. The date has been set at the 28th of March, which will be only three days after the unveiling of the VERNON MONUMENT in our…
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The Elephant in the room

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UK Armed Forces Rugby

The UK Armed Forces return to Ashton Gate Stadium to take on Rugby for Heroes on Wednesday, November 6th (7.45pm KO). This match will be the first time the teams have met but Rugby for Heroes (R4H) have previously played against other military teams. The R4H team is being coached by Bristol Bears’ star Jordan Crane…
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Any budding Indiana Jones out there?

Op Nightingale – MOD/DIO Military Service Veteran support activity (Opportunities for veterans to participate in programmed archaeology).  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/operation-nightingale https://www.wessexarch.co.uk/our-work/operation-nightingale Aware we are all busy and/or pushing through summer leave however, do you think you or your practices would have any interest in this as there are clear benefits for the right nominations? Signposting to others…
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CONA Minutes

Please find at the attachment the Minutes from the CONA meeting held recently at HMS Excellent. Please support the CONA Conference (details below). For more information please contact Sarah. Sarah Clewes CONA Secretary Royal Naval Association Room 209 Semaphore Tower HM Naval Base Portsmouth PO1 3LT www.royal-naval-association.co.uk Charity Reg 266982

February’s Semaphore

Hi folks, its another Semaphore circular sent to us by our intrepid CONA representative Sam! Please peruse at you leisure!