Royal Naval Association Special Interest Groups have been established at the behest of General Secretary S/M Bill Oliphant and are designed to help maintain the appeal of RNA membership and to include some of the many diverse interests of its members, as well as to help relieve some of its members feelings of social isolation.
In January 2021, shortly after financial support from the RNRMC and free RNA Membership were officially voted in, S/M Gary Daisley was first down the slipway with the SIG for Modelmakers and Scale Modelling. With input from NCM & S/M Darby Allen, a dedicated online Group page has been created on Facebook. Although closed to non-members, the group has attracted 47 (verified) RNA members and continues to grow in numbers. The Group is currently planning to host a display at this year’s RNA National Conference in Nottingham and is looking for even more members to join.
Membership to the Modelmaking SIG is free and is open to all RNA Members regardless of experience or ability. It doesn’t matter if your interest is in shipping, trains, planes or automobiles; human figures, historic figures, alien figures or fantasy figures; powered models that float, fly or roll; if they are of museum quality or just for fun, all are welcome and everyone is encouraged to share their knowledge and experience online!
To join this SIG, email Gary Daisley:
or join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/434544820928061