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How we can help you

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.

Did you know?

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:

Project Semaphore
The RNA runs a programme called Project Semaphore that reduces veteran isolation through the supply of iPads and training in online social networking and entertainment.Read More
Libor buses
The RNA has three minibuses that are available to members to hire for free. For details please click the link below. Read More
Naval Service Memorial
The RNA’s Naval Service Memorial commemorates those who have served, serve today and will serve tomorrow – regardless of rank, trade or fighting arm. This unique, stunning and moving monument was unveiled in 2014 to mark the 60th anniversary of the RNA’s Royal Charter. It is the most visited memorial in the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire. At the going down of the sun, we will remember them.Read More