The Royal Navy provide a free service for the committal of boxed ashes at sea off Portsmouth, Plymouth and Faslane. This service is managed by the Chaplaincy services in the three port areas. This website below gives all the details you need.
Area specific contact details are;
Plymouth 01752 555931
Yes union flag for is appropriate for ex-services personnel. An RN expert on ceremonial advises that a white ensign should not be used on the coffin, although this is common practice and not formally supported by the RNA, since we follow the RN Ceremonial Rules.
RNA local branches and funeral directors can help you find a flag. If the person who has just crossed the bar was active then the local RNA might want to send a representative or standard to the funeral.
No normally, but the RNBT may be able to help those in difficulty. Contact them on 02392690112
Yes we do. Normally through the local RNA branch. The RNA Council does provide grants to Sea Cadets from time to time.
Best thing to do is go to the membership tab of the website.
Full members need to have served in the Naval Service for six months and to have been honourably discharged. Naval Service is RN, RM, RNR, RMR, QARRNS, RFA, WRNS, RNXS.
Associate members have to sign that they are in sympathy with the objects of the RNA, open to all ages.