Rna Logo BlackRna Logo Black

National Conference 2023

The 2023 RNA AGM/Conference will be held over the weekend 26-28 May 2023 in Liverpool – somewhat earlier than is the normal custom.
That’s because the Battle of the Atlantic 80th (BoA80) commemorations are taking place that weekend, and shipmates will be included as they wish – the RNA is embedded in Naval Regional Commander-led plans.
Area 10 are also putting together a golf programme on the Friday, plus fabulous Adelphi Hotel-based entertainment on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. The RNA AGM takes place at the Adelphi during Saturday morning, with a black-tie Gala Dinner at the same venue in the evening.
Liverpool will be busy, with a civic reception on the Friday night, a military village at the Pier Head with visiting naval vessels alongside, and a Royal Marines Band concert on the Saturday (see His Majesty's Royal Marines Band in Concert – - for bookings). There will also be a drumhead parade and service on the Sunday morning, with a few of our BOA veterans taking the salute.
Finally, there is still ringfenced accommodation for shipmates; just mention RNA when you book – Adelphi (3-star hotel hosting our Conference – 0151 709 7200); Novotel (0.5km away, for those preferring a little 4-star luxury – 0151 702 5100). Costs and booking forms are also available at the end of this Semaphore Circular, or in previous editions at
Do please book as soon as possible before rooms are withdrawn, and come and join in the fun…

Standards for Conference Weekend in Liverpool 

We are especially keen for as many Branches and Areas to bring along their Standards for the ceremonial aspects of the Conference weekend in Liverpool this year. Please let Bob Coburn and Mike Smyth know of your intentions on [email protected].

News from the Membership Support Division!

This month’s notices, in no particular order (with one or two repeats as time is flying by)…
ï‚· It is now less than four months until the RNA Annual Conference weekend in Liverpool, which this year is on Friday 26 May to Sunday 28 May. Sara is urging Shipmates that they should book their rooms as soon as possible at the Novotel and the Adelphi – don’t forget that the city is also marking the 80th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic that weekend and Liverpool is expected to be very busy.
ï‚· And while we are on the subject of Liverpool hotels, please highlight or flag up any dietary requirements you may have to the Adelphi or Novotel as early as possible.

This year’s Conference raffle tickets are now on sale from Central Office. Tickets have been sent out to Branch Secretaries for sale locally, but if individuals and members of the HQ Roll would like to purchase tickets directly, please email Sara in Central Office on [email protected] or call 023 9272 3747. The draw will take place during the AGM in Liverpool on Saturday 27 May and, as always, all proceeds will go towards the Central Charities Fund which supports the RNA with its charitable endeavours.