Category: News

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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The MWA Standard at the Weymouth Armed Forces Day Parade 2019

The MWA Standard was again paraded at the 2019 Weymouth Armed Forces Day Parade. Unfortunately due to a foot injury Topsy Toner, was unable to parade the standard so John (Jan) Harvey stepped into the breach at very short notice. After some intensive training from Topsy Toner and Sam Cook, Jan marched alongside Sam who…
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HMS Calliope MWA Gathering

Not our annual reunion but a chance for another MW Gathering and get together will be taking place on Saturday 19th October 2019.  The purpose of the Gathering is to get as many MW rates together both past & present, including RNR MW rates, to have a social and catch up.  Probably after a good few…
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Mine Warfare Branch Badge

A Royal Navy Temporary Memorandum (RNTM) was released today (13 Feb 2019) announcing the re-introduction of the Mine Warfare Branch Badge. The branch badge was replaced by the very unpopular Warfare Branch Badge some years ago but after listening to the serving members of the branch who wanted more branch identity to reflect the unique…
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MWA 2019 Reunion Tickets

SALE OF TICKETS FOR THE 2019 REUNION WILL CLOSE ON 17 MARCH 2019 IMPORTANT NOTE – ALL ATTENDEES MUST CARRY PHOTO ID (PASSPORT, DRIVING LICENCE, MILITARY ID) TO GAIN ENTRY INTO HMS NELSON. NO EXCEPTIONS, NO ID NO ENTRY Tickets for the MWA 2019 Reunion are on sale NOW in the Sweepstore on this website. The reunion…
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