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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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28 Oct 2018

2018 Reunion Dinner Photographs

Photographs from the recent 2018 reunion dinner are now available for viewing.

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2 Aug 2018

Aug 2018 Newsletter

The Aug 2018 newsletter is now available to download.

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12 Jul 2018

Defence Maritime Logistics School (DMLS) HMS RALEIGH Award Ceremony

I had the pleasure of attending the Defence Maritime Logistics School (DMLS) HMS RALEIGH Award Ceremony on Thursday 12 July and presenting the Writer of the Year trophy to Logistician (Writer) Rebecca Young now serving at RNAS Culdrose.

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11 May 2018

Latest Newsletter – GDPR Information

Please note this newsletter contains important General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) information – all new members after 25 May are required to sign and submit a consent form with their joining enrolment form.

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11 May 2018

Project Semaphore

Project Semaphore is a Royal Naval Association initiative, funded by the Aged Veterans Fund, to help naval veterans realise the benefits of being online and to address issues of social isolation and loneliness.

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29 Apr 2018

Grand National 2018 – Results

Ticket No. 1892, the 62nd ticket to be drawn out of the 73 declared runners as at Sunday 8th April proved to be lucky for winning owner JOHN MILLER of Greenhythe, whose selected horse “TIGER ROLL” (co-joint favourite at 8/1) won the race winning John £200.00.

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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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download (2) 28 Jun 2016

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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