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December’s Branch Meeting was held at the Canary Social Club on 11 December 2018 with 42 members attending. The usual formalities were observed with a minute’s silence for those that have crossed the bar, followed by reports from: Chairman First, well…
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On This Day - 13 December - Battle of the River Plate #Norwich #RoyalNavy #OnceNavyAlwaysNavy

The Battle of the River Plate was the first naval battle in the Second World War and the first one of Battle of the Atlantic in South American waters. The German cruiser Admiral Graf Spee had been located in the South Atlantic a long time before the war…
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The December Edition of Up Spirits is now available to view online:
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On This Day - 10 December - Sinking of Prince of Wales and Repulse #Norwich #RoyalNavy #OnceNavyAlwaysNavy

The sinking of Prince of Wales and Repulse was a naval engagement in the Second World War, part of the war in the Pacific, that took place north of Singapore, off the east coast of Malaya, near Kuantan, Pahang, where the British Royal Navy battleship…
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On This Day - 7 December - Operation Frankton #Norwich #RoyalNavy #OnceNavyAlwaysNavy

Operation Frankton was a commando raid on shipping in the German occupied French port of Bordeaux in the Bay of Biscay during the Second World War. The raid was carried out by a small unit of Royal Marines known as the Royal Marines Boom Patrol Detachment…
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The Norwich Branch of the Royal Naval Association recently held their annual Trafalgar Night Dinner at Wensum Valley Golf Club, with 92 members, their partners and guest attending. The commemoration of Trafalgar Night is a time honoured tradition in the…
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Branch Breakfast Club - December - 2018 #Norwich #RoyalNavy #OnceNavyAlwaysNavy

The first Saturday of the month is here, so that means the next Branch Breakfast Club. We will be meeting at 1000 tomorrow morning at Showground Table Table, Longwater Interchange, Dereham Road, New Costessey, NR5 0TP.
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November’s Branch Meeting was held at the Canary Social Club on 13 October 2018 with 41 members attending. The Branch Annual Re-dedication was observed conducted by S/M’s Mike Mizen, Nev Townsend, Gus Honeywood, Mike Wilkinson and John Kett. A Stand Easy…
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Branch Meeting - November - 2018 #Norwich #RoyalNavy #OnceNavyAlwaysNavy

The second Tuesday of the month is here, so that means the next Branch Meeting. We will be meeting at 1930 this evening at The Canary Social Club, 104 Thorpe Road (junction with Rosary Road). NORWICH. New members are very welcome. Who’s It For? It’s for…
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On This Day – 13 November - The Sinking of HMS Ark Royal (1941) #Norwich #RoyalNavy #OnceNavyAlwaysNavy

On 13 November, at 15:40, the sonar operator aboard the destroyer Legion detected an unidentified sound, but assumed it was the propellers of a nearby destroyer. One minute later, Ark Royal was struck amidships by a torpedo, between the fuel bunkers and…
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