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  The Orkney Branch of the Royal Naval Association meets on the Third

  Thursday of every month. On alternate months the meetings are held
  in the Royal British Legion Clubs Kirkwall and Stromness.
  Please see the notice below for the date and venue of the next meeting.

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE THE AGM
Due to some absenses the meeting will be on the
Second Thursday, therefore The AGM will be on
Thursday 12 April 2018 Starting
1930 at Kirkwall Legion Club

cheers mate

Hi Shipmates,

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Opal

Left hand photo: l to r Mr Alister Buchan OIC CEO, Capt Bill Spence Lord Lieutenant, Mr Harvey Johnston OIC Convener, Lt Cdr Garth Atkinson RN HMS Victorious, Mr Keith Welbon ViceChairman RNA Orkney Branch, Mr Eddie Ross Chairman Kirkwall branch RBLS, Mr Tim Jackson great nephew Lt Edmond Bowly, Kirkwall Grammar School pupil (No name given) who has completed a project on the event. Another wreath was laid by a Lt RN (No name given) just out of the photo.

Right hand photo: A general view to seaward with the shoreline along which the ships grounded clearly visible. A colour party with the Union flag, RNA branch standard and the RBLS Standard stand behind the plaque commemorating the lost and to the right the piper and buglers.

L to R. Mr Walter Crosbie, Mrs Celia Green and Mr Ken Bannerman Chairman, Trustee and Founder of the charity 'Airfields Of Britain Conservation Trust'.

Shipmate Ian MacDonald played the Lament while wreaths were laid during the ceremony of remembrance at the Vanguard memorial Lyness War Graves Cemetery.

Vanguard memorial.

A rare photo of a PO and CPO smiling

PO and Chief smiling

This little skit by Bird and Fortune is brilliant, a must watch to the end. OK it's a couple of years old now but still very funny and dare I say still relevant.

average person to sailor
submariner

Now it depends on where your loyalties lie which one of these you deem to be the truest statement. Or you may feel both have equal merit?

Gas Gas Gas
Officers Compass

A couple of lighthearted pictures to make you smile from The Real Navy Facebook page. I hope any ex or serving officers will not be offended.

Here is a short advert to encourage people to learn English

Even if you have seen it before it always raises a laugh and as an ex Coastguard myself those very words can send a shiver up your spine.

Any Ex Glamorganites out there? do you see yourself? 1967 when this film was made all this was high tech? Seems positively archaic now.

And for the submariners a flim made in 1943 about a sub patrol. But I suspect a little bit of a setup rather than a real partol??

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