The President, Chairman and Committee would like to welcome new members to our branch. We meet on the 1st Thursday of the month at the New Headingley Club at 1400 hrs.

We are mostly ex matelots but we also have some very enthusiastic members from other branches of the Services as Associates.

Our main objective is to continue the comradeship we experienced and enjoyed in our serving days. One thing always at the forefront is naval humour-we spend a lot of our time enjoying the banter between the various categories we were in. I was a Jack Dusty and therefore I get a lot of flak in spite of the way we always looked after the rest of the Navy!!

We do of course have our serious side, looking after each other in times of need.

We have at least one day trip a year and we always commemorate Trafalgar Day with a dinner and a tot.

So why not come and join us. All former and serving members of the Royal Navy, Royal Naval Reserve, Merchant Marine Services including families of those who have served are most welcome (We even allow other services in to spin a few yarns as well). Come along and have a few wets while sharing your stories and ditties with old and new shipmates.

Either just turn up at one of our meetings or give any of the officers a ring. You will be made very welcome and I am sure you will enjoy it.

Geoff Thornton
Vice President

Sunset At Sea, Taken From The Quarter Deck Onboard HMS Ark Royal