Forthcoming Events

Friday 25th February 2022

Venue: Lawnswood Crematorium

A Memorial Service for our former RNA Branch President Shipmate Pat Connell who sadly crossed the bar during the pandemic. The memorial service will take place at 1430.

 

Thursday 3rd March 2022

“RNA Branch AGM”                                             

Venue: New Headingley Club, Leeds

The Annual AGM meeting takes place chaired by our Vice President. All branch members are requested to attend. This will start at 1100,

Saturday 30th April 2022

“Royal Navy verses The Army”

Venue:-  Twickenham

The Army v Navy match is the final fixture on the Senior XV Rugby Union calendars of the Royal Navy & the Army and the last of three matches that together construct the Inter-Services Championship. The men’s match has been an annual fixture since 1907 which was then held at the Queen’s Club in West Kensington.

The men’s fixture has taken place every year since 1907, with three exceptions: There was a break in play between 1915-1919 due to the first world war, and then again between 1940-1945 due to the second world war. Most recently there was a break from 2020-2021 due to restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.  The 2022 match will be the 103rd Army v Navy Senior XV match for the men.

The women’s fixture was introduced in 2003.  In 2022 the women’s match will be held at Twickenham Stadium for the first time having originally been scheduled for its Twickenham debut in 2020.  The match will be the 18th Army v Navy Senior XV match for the women.

The Army Navy Match has become a reunion event, a day for members of the armed forces both currently serving and veterans to catch up with old friends and meet new ones.

The event has grown significantly in popularity in recent years, in 2015 the event saw its first ‘sell out’ crowd and tickets to the event have become increasingly sort after. Tickets now sell out in just a few hours and the crowd exceeds 80,000 each year.

Proceeds from the match go to the Royal Navy Rugby Union (registered charity 1165153) and the Army Rugby Union Trust (registered charity 1149105).

 

Saturday June 11th 2022 (TBC)

Venue: The National Museum of the Royal Navy in Hartlepool

Trip to HMS Trincomalee docked within an authentic 18th century seaport

Saturday June 18th 2022 (11am)

“Flag Raising Ceremony”

Councillors Jane Dowson, Caroline Gruen and Mohammed Iqbal, and members of the armed forces and veteran’s associations – under Parade Marshal, Jeff Gantschuk – have arranged a short parade and flag-raising to mark the start of the annual Armed Forces Week. This prestigious event takes place at Victoria Gardens on the Headrow. There will be 30 Musicians and Drummers in full ceremonial uniform.

Saturday July 2nd 2022

“Leeds Armed Forces Day 2022”

Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.

Hosted by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Leeds will celebrate Armed Forces Day on Saturday 2nd July, 11am – 4pm with a free event on Briggate in Leeds City Centre.

Flypast – the application has been submitted

Parade – route TBC. Will be led by the West Yorkshire Police band.

Entertainment – Daisy Belles and City of Leeds Pipe Band are pencilled in.

Static Spitfire booked in.

Full details of events will be provided by Leeds City Council and this will be found on their website shortly.

Event details may be submitted to change dependent on Coronavirus restrictions in place at the time.

July – September 2022

“Summer Trip”

Destination to be decided.

Saturday 22nd October 2022

“Trafalgar Night Dinner“

Venue: Horsforth Golf Club, Leeds

The Royal Navy hold an annual dinner to commemorate Admiral Lord Nelson’s victory at the “Battle of Trafalgar”. These take place at all Royal Naval Bases, ships, submarines wherever they are in the world. The Royal Naval Association also commemorates this anniversary.

The event will be attended by Members of the RNA, The Captain and crew of our affiliated Royal Navy submarine, the ships company of HMS Ceres, other military services and our guests.

If you are interested in attending our Trafalgar Night Dinner then please contact Paul Walker via 07980 989096 or John Rance on 0113 2263677. Our evening follows naval traditions such as “Splicing the main brace” (Tot Time) etc.

Sunday November 13th 2022

“Remembrance Sunday”                         

Venue: Leeds City Centre & St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Headingley

Remembrance Sunday, which falls on 14th November this year, is a day for the nation to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.

Serving members of the armed forces along with former service veterans will march through Leeds City centre and the parade will form opposite the museum which will be followed by the laying of wreaths at the cenotaph on The Headrow.

December 2022

“Christmas Fuddle”                                             

Venue: New Headingley Club, Leeds

The Leeds RNA Christmas gathering provides a buffet for branch members and guests. Timings to be confirmed nearer the Christmas period.

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