Welcome to the Royal Naval Association (Bolton Branch)
We are the local branch in Bolton of the overall Royal Naval Association that is headquartered in Portsmouth. In all, the RNA has over 20,000 members across 300+ branches in the UK and overseas, we are a family of current and former Naval Service personnel, relatives and supporters of our country’s Royal Navy.
Whether we are catching up with friends at our regular social events, fundraising, advising on welfare and employment matters, or just providing an arm around the shoulder, our natural willingness to help others stems from the tradition and camaraderie that only Naval Service life can instil. Everything we do is inextricably linked to our core values which are:
Shared backgrounds and equality in rank. We share the same bonds, the same mindset, and even the same language (Jackspeak!). RNA members are all equal. Members are the heart and soul of the RNA.
To each other and our dependants. We will always support and look out for each other. Our loyalty is to all our shipmates, our local communities, the personnel and dependants of the Naval Service, along with other charities or organisations with naval connections.
We are proud to serve and proud to represent our country and the Naval Service. Our pride in serving our country never leaves us. Nor do we forget those who have fallen for our country or who fight now. Clearly, we are deeply honoured to represent them on both a national and international level.
Friends in fun, fellowship and need. Your shipmates will always be here for you, whether it’s about a job, ideas for a fun day out or just an arm around the shoulder. The RNA will never leave you or your dependents in despair.