Royal Naval Association (RNA)

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RNA Officials

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Our Patrons

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II


Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Vice Patrons

  • Admiral Sir Desmond Cassidi GCB
  • Vice Admiral Sir Roy Newman KCB

Our Officials

Vice Admiral John H S McAnally CB LVO

National President

Vice Admiral John H S McAnally CB LVO

Deputy National President

  • Commodore Mark Slawson OBE

Life Vice Presidents

  • C Dovey OBE
  • I Hunter BEM
  • Ray Barraclough MSM
  • C Alley Esq
  • Cdr P C D Campbell LVO OBE DL RN
  • Commodore A R Nance OBE
  • D Judge Esq
  • D White MSM MBE
  • S Thorn Esq
  • W Carruthers Esq BEM
  • Cdr J Owens RN

Vice Presidents

  • Shipmate Rita Lock MBE
  • The Command Warrant Officer of the Naval Service
  • WO1 Jan Cox - Command Warrant Officer RNR

Hon. Chaplain

  • The Venerable Martyn Gough RN, Chaplain of the Fleet

Hon. Legal Adviser

  • Lt Cdr Helen MacKenow RN

Hon. Treasurer

  • Shipmate I Irvin

National Standard Bearer

  • Shipmate Bob Coburn (Scottish Area - City of Inverness)

National Council

Shipmate K Ridley

National Chairman

Shipmate K Ridley

Vice National Chairman

  • Shipmate P Stephenson

National Council Member No 1 Area

  • Shipmate M Foley

National Council Member No 2 Area

  • Shipmate V Allen

National Council Member No 3 Area

  • Shipmate S Maclean

National Council Member No 4 Area

  • Shipmate A Gutteridge BEM

National Council Member No 5 Area

  • Shipmate J Hammond

National Council Member No 6 Area

  • Shipmate K Ridley

National Council Member No 7 Area

  • Shipmate G Williams

National Council Member No 8 Area

  • Shipmate P Godwin

National Council Member No 9 Area

  • Shipmate K Crawford MBE

National Council Member No 10 Area

  • Shipmate D Wright

National Council Member No 11 Area

  • Shipmate I McQueen

National Council Member No 12 Area

  • Shipmate P Stephenson

National Council Member Scottish Area

  • Shipmate I Irvin

Central Office

Headquarters Staff

Headquarters Staff

Capt Bill Oliphant RN,

Michelle Bainbridge

Lt Cdr Nigel Huxtable RN

Lt Cdr Andy Christie RN

Mrs Sarah Clewes

Mrs Chrissie Hughes

General Secretary

  • Captain Bill Oliphant RN

Deputy General Secretary

  • Lt Cdr Andy Christie RN
  • Mrs Sarah Clewes

Assistant General Secretary

  • Lt Cdr Nigel Huxtable RN

Shipmates & Oppos Administrator

  • Mrs Chrissie Hughes

Financial Controller

  • Mrs Michelle Bainbridge

Project Manager - Project Semaphore

  • Mrs Sarah Clewes

Social Media Administrator

  • Mike Gray

The most important asset to the RNA is our members, which is why we run our organisation from the ground-up. Full Members are elected to, and represent their areas on the National Council - who meet regularly to review and report on the RNA's activity.

RNA Central Office ensures Branch Secretaries are kept up to date on latest events, daily orders, accounts and administration.

Representatives from all 300 plus branches and HQ Roll are also invited to attend the annual National Conference held by the National Council, HQ, National President and Royal Navy.