What's new

04 Jun 24 - AGM minutes are now available for viewing in the member's area. Log on to see.

22 Apr 24 - A few photos of the AGM have now been posted in the gallery. Log on to view.

22 Apr 24 - After a brilliant AGM weekend, the winner is the city of Bristol! 

30 Jan 24 - here is a gentle reminder from the Chairman.

Happy New Year one and all, hope your Christmas went well. Time goes very quickly and I thought it a good idea to point out that the closing date for bookings for this year's AGM is drawing close, the 8th of February (where did January go???).

As you know, the full details are in the members only area for your delectation.

Take care, Yours Aye,


19 Dec 23 - Drupal core updated to v7.99

13 Dec 23 - The Christmas edition of the RNCA Communicator magazine has now been sent by bulk email and is also posted in the 'Downloads: RNCA Communicator Magazine' page. If you haven't received it and you think you should have, email me at websiteman@rnca.info 

18 Aug 23 - The dates and venue for the 2024 RNCA AGM are now available for viewing in the 'Events' section. Log on to access.

14 Jul 23 - The bulk email containing the magazine has now been sent. If you were expecting the email but have not received it, please contact websiteman@rnca.info and we will look into it. 

13 Jul 23 - The Summer edition of the RNCA Communicator magazine for 2023 is now available to download from the Magazine page (left hand menu, Member's area, Downloads: RNCA Communicator Magazine). Log on to access. The email edition will be bulk mailed in a few days when I have the latest updates from the membership sec. Have you paid your subs for this year yet? Check now.

26 Jun 23 - Drupal core engine updated to v7.98

09 Feb 22 - New blog from the Secretary regarding government help with employment and other useful info purely for veterans. Log on to see.

18 Oct 21 - New blog from Carl ref the second world war minesweeper HMS Mercury. Log on to view.

06 Oct 21 - A recent membership request from foreign climes has brought to the committee's notice an anomaly that could leave the association out of pocket! The bottom line is that if you live abroad, the 'Cross Border payment' must be added to the membership fee when applying/renewing, otherwise the RNCA ends up short changed. Membership applications/renewals will no longer be accepted from ex-pats unless this transaction fee is taken into account, if applicable from your country. Thank you for your co-operation.

22 Mar 21 - A message from the temp. Membership Secretary begins

Shipmates, as you are all aware by now, of the temporary system we have had to put in place for the payment of subs caused by Pedlar crossing the bar coupled with the Covid lockdown. I know that quite a number of you, not by name I hasten to add have paid your subs to Pedlar at the AGM, obviously that hasn’t happened this year, so we need you to set up a BACS or Direct Debit to pay this year’s subs. Our bank details are on the website. If I don’t receive your contributions, I can only presume that you are no longer wish to be a member of the Assoc., bearing in mind that as I don’t know who paid Pedlar direct you will be lumped in with the former members of the Assoc.

 Yours Aye


Acting local Treasurer

21 Feb 21 - All members please note; PayPal payments will no longer be available for membership renewals. Please use BACs, direct debit or standing order to pay your dues. Thank You.

05 May 20 - New  blog regarding RNA bereavement update.

17 Jun 19 - June's edition of the RNA Semaphore Circular is now available for download. Attention is drawn to article 12 ref NHS priority treatment. Log on to access from the downloads section.

08 Aug 18 - New Notice of Interest regarding the free service provided by SAIL (Seafarers Advice and Information Line) which could be described as the Naval Veterans Citizens Advice. Log on to access.

26 Oct 17 - A new Notice of Interest concerning the seAp Advocacy service and what it can provide in the way of help for ex-service personnel. Log on to access.

05 Nov 15 - A reminder of photos taken in 2010 of HMS Mercury before it was demolished

05 Nov 15 - Follow the links for photographs taken in 2013 of HMS Ganges

20 Oct 15 - A large library of original 'Communicator' magazines from 1952 to 1974 has been made available to us courtesy of Joe Kirk, the webmaster of the Royal Naval Amateur Radio Society. The link is here and also copied in the 'links' page.

09 Mar 15 - We now hold the copyright to a video of the history of HMS Mercury produced c1993. It is fascinating viewing and certainly brings back some memories. To view, log on, go to Comms History and then scroll down to the 'HISTORY OF HMS MERCURY' article.

17 Jul 14 - The history of HMS Mercury written by the late Chris Rickard and published on the RNCCA Website in March 2006 is now available in the Comms History section. This is a comprehensive and informative document written by a true and loyal bunting. Our thanks go to George Foster and the committee at the RNCCA. The RNCA acknowledges and thanks the RNCCA for their permission to publish this important piece.