2020 SUBSCRIPTIONS NOW DUE
Just a gentle reminder to all that the annual subs will be due again in a few weeks time 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.