Welcome to the Royal Naval Association, Newton Abbot Branch
The National Royal Naval Association was formed in 1950. In 1954 the Association was granted a Royal Charter and H. M. The Queen reserved herself the right to be its first Patron and still remains so.
The two main aims of the Association are:
A. To further the efficiency of the service in which the membership of the Association have served or are serving, by preserving the full traditions of the service. Thus achieving those ideals for which our naval forces have fought, and perpetuating the memory of those members who have died in the service of their country.
B. To relieve members of the Association who are in conditions of need,
hardship or distress.
Our core values:
Shared backgrounds and equality in rank. We share the same bonds, the same mindset, and even the same language (Jackspeak!).
We are all equal. We are the heart and soul of the RNA.
To each other and our dependants. We will always support and look out for each other. Our loyalty is to all our shipmates, our local communities,
the personnel and dependants of the Naval Service, along with other charities or organisations with naval connections.
We are proud to serve and proud to represent our country and the Naval Service. Our pride in serving our country never leaves us.
Nor do we forget those who have fallen for our country or who fight now. We are deeply honoured to represent them on both a national and international level.
Friends in fun, fellowship and need. Your shipmates will always be here for you, whether it's about a job,
ideas for a fun day out or just an arm around the shoulder. We will never leave you or your dependants in despair.