Review of the Reserve Forces’ & Cadets’ Associations 2019

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March
28

Members may wish to peruse this publication, particularly those with an interest in the Cadet Forces, but do bear in mind it is a large document!

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/review-of-the-reserve-forces-cadets-associations-2019

CORONAVIRUS

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March
18

We are all aware of the rapidly changing situation regarding the spread of the above virus and its seriousness. We are particularly conscious of those of our membership who are considered to be at risk of contracting the virus and the significant restrictions that are being applied to public gatherings, large and small, in an endeavour to contain the virus.

HMS Eaglet have advised us that whilst the building currently remains open, the RNR have moved to another phase and that vulnerable groups are not to attend or be within the Unit.

As you are aware, demographically a large number of our members fall into that category!

The Officers of the Committee, following this advice and that announced by the Government and Health Authorities and acting in the best interest of our membership, are suspending our monthly lunches until advised that we may safely resume. We will also suspend committee meetings until further notice and make alternative arrangements to ensure the business of our Club continues efficiently, using electronic means of communication.

Meanwhile we propose to keep you updated on a regular basis, both on the web-site and email. For those who don’t have access to email we will mail updates to you.

Your support, cooperation and understanding for the measures we are taking will be much appreciated in these very uncertain times.

New President

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March
11

At the AGM today, Lt Cdr Frank Hogan was elected as President and Lt Cdr John Glover as Vice President for 2020.

A large vote of thanks was given to the outgoing President, Lt Cdr Richard Lovegrove.

HMS PRINCE OF WALES SHIP VISIT

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March
6

A few members of the Club were given a very well informed and comprehensive tour of the ship which lasted nearly 3 hours.

The Wardroom were very appreciative of the book ‘One Year of Life – The Story of H.M.S. Prince of Wales’ together with the framed obituary of Vice Admiral Dick Wildish which the Sea Urchins presented to them last year. Also very much appreciated was the piano Mike Tomkinson donated.

Photos are in the Events pages under HMS PRINCE OF WALES.

Admiral Sir John Kerr

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February
14

An obituary presented by Cdr Tom Cunningham on behalf of the RNSA can be found under the History tab.

Newsletter and AGM

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January
30

The January Newsletter and the papers for the AGM on Wednesday 11 March 2020 are now in the Members’ area.

National Lottery Heritage Fund

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January
27

We submitted a bid for funds to the National Lottery Heritage Fund to help us celebrate our Centenary in 2021 and in particular to research and publish a book about the Club and our Past Presidents as well as engaging people in the maritime heritage of Liverpool and Naval cultural traditions.

I am very pleased to announce that we have just heard from the NLHF that our submission was successful and we can now proceed with the project. We are most grateful to them and to the people and organisations that supported the submission.

Now the hard work starts!

Veterans Railcard

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January
25

The Office for Veterans Affairs (OVA) announced a new railcard for Veterans:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-fulfils-promise-to-veterans-with-new-railcard

 

Lt Cdr Jared Whetnall RD RNR

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January
7

We are sad to announce that our Past President, Jared Whetnall, passed away on 12 December.

Jared was awarded the Legion D’Honneur in February 2019 – please see the previous post about this award.