As President may I welcome you to the St Ives, Cornwall branch of the Royal Naval Association web-site.
We are a small branch in the far west of Cornwall in a town with a long seafaring history and connection with the Royal Navy going back many, many years. The Branch was formed in 1984 to act as a focus for the town’s support for the Royal Navy and works closely with the local branch of the Royal British Legion.
The branch exists to provide a warm, friendly environment for all ranks, past and present, to enjoy each other’s company and share the comradeship built up at sea and ashore during our service in the “Andrew”. We provide support for those less fortunate souls in our local area and contribute to local and national charities who are involved in supporting ex service personnel and their families in difficult times. We are also proud to fly the White Ensign, as part of our Branch Standard, in support of those serving in today’s Royal Navy wherever they may be serving around the world and to remember those who gave their all in defence of the nation. Finally, we like to socialise, reminisce and have fun as a Branch.
If you would like to join us we would be delighted to see you at one of our monthly meeting or regular social events – remember the RNA motto – “Once Navy always Navy”!
C J Bryning
Commander Chris Bryning Royal Navy (Ret)
This is the Website of the Royal Naval Association St Ives Branch.
It designed for the members and to give an insight to the general public into our Branch of the Royal Naval Association, also to provide entertainment and interest to our visitors. It is also hoped that, perhaps past shipmates may renew the friendship through this site, therefore some members of RNA St Ives having given their permission for contact details to be made available, those who have not may be contacted through the secretary on 01736 797293 or e mailed on email@example.com. The “Links” page within this site are links to Web Cameras around Cornwall, through Destination Cornwall. The link to the “Met Office” for weather conditions around the local area especially if you intend visiting St Ives. Tide Tables are accessibly from this site and our local neighbour Hayle Harbour Authority. There is a little bit of history of St Ives and the surrounding district from different sources and especially Wikipedia. Of course all of this is available on the World Wide Web. This page has been included to bring visitors to our site, aware of the other websites available concerning localities of and around St Ives in particular and Cornwall in general which they may not otherwise have visited or even been aware existed.
It is hoped that the Local people of St Ives will visit this site and perhaps join the RNA St Ives Branch. We like other ex-service organisations need younger members to keep the flag flying, the future is, if you like “In their Hands”. With the reduction of the armed services, although it would seem an even greater demand on them, that there will be less ex-service personnel available to support these associations and without that support the eventual future is obvious, not only to the RNA but all other such associations, and organisations who still have a sense of pride and loyalty.