A MASSIVE THANK YOU TO DAVE AND DAPHNE FOR ONCE AGAIN ORGANISING THIS YEARS REUNION WHICH WAS THEIR LAST EVENT AS MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE BUT WE'RE SURE THEY WILL CONTINUE TO BE INVOLVED WITH THE REUNION,UNFORTUNATLY RON WAS UNABLE TO ATTEND BUT HE IS STEPPING DOWN AS WELL, WE THANK YOU ALL AND HOPE YOU CAN NOW LET YOUR HAIR DOWN NEXT YEAR ? PLEASE SEE THE MEMBERS AREA FOR YOUR NEW COMMITTE MEMBERS
2024 REUNION NEWS
THE 2024 REUNION WILL BE HELD IN PORTSMOUTH FROM THE 4TH TO THE 6TH OF OCTOBER 2024, WITH A BLACK TIE GALA EVENT HELD ON THE MIGHTY HMS WARRIOR ON SATURDAY 5TH
2022 REUNION HELD AT AZTEC HOTEL BRISTOL
At the last reunion the grand amount of £400 was donated to the charity Veterans with Dogs. The confirmation email can be viewed in the Committee Members area.
SET Course briefs resume
Following a two year break due to Covid, the Association was invited back to HMS Sultan to give a brief to the new Safety Equipment Technician's course. As with previous briefs, the trainees, who had only been in the Royal Navy for 10 weeks, were given short briefs on the history of the Royal Navy, the Fleet Air Arm and the SE Branch as well as a 'dit spinning' session from the guest speaker - in this case, the Association President John Scivier.
It is reported that the brief was very well received and certainly, for the President, it was a great opportunity to connect with the 'young blood' of the branch and sew the seeds for future RNSESA membership!
2022 SUBSCRIPTIONS NOW DUE
Just a gentle reminder to all that the annual subs will be due again on 1st July. Thank you to those who have set up a Standing Order mandate you are all sorted and all members are strongly encouraged to adopt this payment method where possible. You are reminded that at the 2019 AGM it was voted in for the subs to be increase to £15.00 pa and £5.00 if you wish you better half to be an associate member. All members should have received a reminder e-mail from Dave Philpott.
RNSESA TIN MUGS NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER
A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE FLY NAVY FEDERATION 25/3/2020
CONTACT A SHIPMATE IN NEED
Dear fellow members of the Fly Navy Federation
In these trying times it is clear that a lot of the burden and worry is falling on the shoulders of the elderly. To be a bit more parochial and in the finest traditions of the Fleet Air Arm (and also now very much in line with the latest government request for volunteers answered by over 400,000 people in 24 hours) I wonder if some of you might consider picking up the phone on the odd occcasion whilst we are all sitting at home under lockdown. A simple 5 minute call and a bit of banter with a fellow member of your own association might be all it needs to lift their spirits. Time to gather round our shipmates perhaps ?
A look at what the association and its members have been up to and other Safety Equipment related stories
On November 10th, the RNSESA fielded a platoon for the annual Remembrance service and marchpast at the Cenotaph in London. Members came from all over the UK to converge on the capital with most making a weekend of it.
Following the march past, members met up with family and friends and attending a short and traditional service at the Fleet Air Arm Memorial within the grounds of the MoD main building on the Embankment along with all the other FAA associations that took part in the march past.
Following the formalities, it was then time to relax a little (a lot for some!) and for some members to increase their seatime onboard the Tattershall Castle, a converted ship tied up alongside on the Thames.
The day gave the chance to remember and reflect on comrades no longer with us, on the losses of conflict but also to renew friendships and swing a few lanterns over a couple of welcome drinks.