The Royal Naval Association is committed to supporting Naval veterans, serving personnel and their families by offering community and guidance on a local, national and international level.
With a team of volunteers and full-time members of staff, we endeavour to help every member of our community when they are in need.
When times are tough, we can help you find the right support services.
Get in touch with the team at Central Office for advice on getting support with anything from mobility issues, to advice on new technologies and getting online, to finding a community or social support system locally. Whatever your challenge, we are here to offer you a helping hand in finding ways of making things easier for you, whether you’re still serving, working on civvie street or retired.
Our local branches (a list of which can be found here) offer the support of a community of likeminded individuals with shared experiences who will welcome you with open arms into the RNA fold. These branches are crucial in our mission to tackle social isolation and loneliness – issues that have been exacerbated by the challenges we have faced in 2020 – which people all of ages may be facing.
With such an established maritime history, it comes as no surprise to us that many of you want to get in touch with lost shipmates, trace the naval history and medals of relatives, or simply seek welfare advice. While we unfortunately cannot help you find lost friends and relatives, or access ships' records, you may find one of these organisations useful. We hope to have answered your main questions on our Frequently Asked Questions page too.
Across our network of branches, individual efforts and Programmes run by RNA HQ, we deliver thousands of good deeds every day, helping to build peoples' futures; something to be proud of and something to get involved with. Some of our programmes are listed below: