Formed in 1887 - The Worlds Oldest Military Association

RNWA Presidents

Royal Naval Writers’ Association HQ Portsmouth Presidents

It is recognised that there were other Presidents of other locations.

Note: The current President, Colin Hughes, is in the history of the RNWA the longest consecutive serving President.

1887            -    W C    Gunn
1888            -    F      Ballantyne
1889            -    H T    Derry
1890            -    J A    Sheeny
1891-1893       -    E C    Payne
1894-1898       -    H      Pointing
1899-1902       -    E L A  Munn
1903            -    T      Trowern
1904            -    B F    Burden
1904            -    H      Collier
1905            -    A S    Part
1906-1907       -    L M    Poe
1908-1910       -    A W    Creal
1911-1912       -    Lloyd-Evans
1913            -    E J    Heal
1914-1916       -    A G    Webley
1917-1918       -    D      Thompson
1919-1922       -    J E    Lane
1923-1924       -    D      Thompson
1925-1926       -    S E    Massey
1927            -    R      Thompson
1928            -    W O    Martin
1929            -    A      Tibbel
1930            -    J      Kinnear
1931            -    F G    Panhurst
1932            -    S      Bates
1933            -    M H    Boone
1934            -    W F    Fuller
1935            -    R V    Leonard
1936            -    F A    Sweeney
1936            -    J H    Pollard
1937            -    T G    Johnson
1938-1940       -    C      Brownjohn
1941-1943       -    J E    Bird
1944-1946       -    A F    Brown
1947-1949       -    J E    Bird
1950            -    L G    Jenner
1951-1955       -    J V    Watson
1956            -    A J    Sansom
1957-1059       -    P D    Brannen
1960-1962       -    I W    Baker
1963-1964       -    P      North
1965-1966       -    R A    Muir
1967-1969       -    I W    Baker
1970-1972       -    R C    Morse
1973            -    B E    Haynes
1974            -    N A    Davies
1975            -    D J    Turner
1976-1977       -    D L    Stevenson
1978-1979       -    T J    Crowe
1980-1990       -    B      Emmence
1990-1991       -    R      Carter
1992            -    R      Muir
1993            -    G      Kershaw
1993-1996       -    B      Emmence
1996-2000       -    J      Stych
2001-Current    -    C E    Hughes

In the RNWA’s 127 year history (1887-2014) there have been 57 occasions when a President has resided in this role. 3 persons have held the position twice therefore making 54 members having had the honour and privilege of being RNWA President.

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