Formed in 1887 - The Worlds Oldest Military Association


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.



Latest News

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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10 Apr 2017

Grand National 2017 Results

Congratulations to a good friend of the RNWA Secretary (who sold him the tickets) CPO Will Brill of HMS Sultan (Gosport) who wins

With 79 tickets drawn, 40 were runners.




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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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1 Aug 2014

_RAL0647Presentation of Writer of the Year Trophy

Presentation of the Writer of the Year  trophy for 2013 to Logs (Wtr) K Murphy at the DMLS Award Ceremony HMS RALEIGH on 24 July 2014.

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17 Jun 2014

New Website

Those of you that log in to our website regularly will have noticed a change.  A change, I hope, for the better.

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