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hd-hist2Welcome to the RNWA – the official home of the Royal Naval Writers’ Association.  The RNWA is an organisation for Naval writers past and present, which provides it’s members with a unique service aimed at the Writer Branch / Human Resources Professional.



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22 Jan 2018

131st Annual Reunion Dinner

This years annual reunion dinner will be held on Friday 12 October at the The Royal Beach Hotel, St Helen’s Parade, Southsea.

At time of going to print the Guest(s) of Honour is to be confirmed by April 2018 and the RNWA are hopeful that it will be the newly appointed Second Sea Lord.



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22 Jan 2018

Grand National 2018

This will take place on Saturday 14th April at 5:15pm.  

“One For Arthur” was the winner 2017 Won By CPO Will Brill (HMS SULTAN)



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16 Oct 2017

130th Annual Reunion Dinner Photographs

This years annual reunion dinner was held on Friday 13 October at the Union Jack Club, London.

Guests of Honour: – Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff Royal Navy.



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22 Jul 2017

July 2017 Newsletter

The July 2017 newsletter is now available to download.  It refers to the updated website page of the revised Rules & Guidelines.

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2 Jul 2017

150 years of the Royal Navy’s ‘Writer Branch’ – March 2017

Current members of the Royal Navy at the Defence Maritime Logistics School (DMLS) at HMS RALEIGH, the RNWA and ‘Old Scribes’ came together to commemorate a presentation of “The History of the Writer Branch” given by the Writer Trainees on the occasion of the 150 Anniversary of the Foundation of the Branch.




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28 Jun 2016

download (2)Battle of Jutland- 31 May – 1 Jun 1916

This is a transcript of the Journal of Petty Officer (Writer) Albert Symonds who was serving in the Town Class Light Cruiser HMS Southampton. (Sister ship of HMS Lowestoft which was in 1916 with the Mediterranean Fleet in the 8th L.C.S.)

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1 Jan 2016

May we take this opportunity to wish all members a happy new year, and hope 2016 is great to you all.

The Annual Reunion Photo gallery has been updated with several photographs of the 2015 Annual Reunion.

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