AFFILIATE ORGANISATIONS
THE WHITE ENSIGN ASSOCIATION

Set up over forty years ago by Lord Mountbatten to provide help and advice to all RN/RM and RNR/RMR personnel and their families. It is a source of free and unbiased help on all matters of personal finance. Should you have concerns over savings, investments, loans, pensions, house purchase or debt you should feel free to  discuss your problems with someone from the Association. They are not in the business of selling anything. They are a charity dedicated to providing advice and help on many of the matters that come out of running a home and family.

Website: www.whiteensign.co.uk

THE SERVICE PERSONNEL & VETERANS AGENCY

The Service Personnel & Veterans Agency (SPVA) provides pay, pension and support services to both military personnel and the veterans community, directly serving around 900,000 members of the Armed Forces community. SPVA is currently situated over four main sites from Glasgow in the north to Gosport on the south coast. It is a tri-Service organisation and works with HP Enterprise Services as its commercial partner.

Website: http://www.veterans-uk.info

THE ASSOCIATION OF WRENS

The Association of Wrens was formed in 1920 yet is still relevant today for those who wish to keep in touch with friends and colleagues from service days.

Over 7,000 women members from both the UK and overseas share a unique camaraderie based on their determination that the spirit of the service is kept alive.

We are very pleased to have serving women of the Royal Navy as members of the Association and welcome this continuity with naval tradition

Website: www.wrens.org.uk
THE FLEET AIR ARM OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION

The Fleet Air Arm Officers' Association exists as a focal point for all who are professionally and socially bound together by their common interest and vocation in Naval Aviation. It provides a link of friendship between the serving and the retired, the young and old, not provided in any other form. The Association is not a political pressure group but contributes to the debate, at a high level, on our national defence interests. Membership of the FAAOA is subject to the approval of the Committee of theAssociation.

Website: www.fleetairarmoa.org
THE MINEWARFARE AND CLEARANCE DIVERS OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION

The Royal Naval Minewarfare & Clearance Diving Officers' Association (MCDOA) was founded in 1991 by the incumbent RN Superintendent of Diving Cdr David Sandiford RN (subsequently elected as its first Chairman) and Lt Cdr Rob Hoole RN (subsequently elected as its first Secretary) primarily to formalise previously ad hoc arrangements for gatherings and the exchange of information. The Association currently has over 330 members worldwide including two thirds of all eligible officers serving in the Royal Navy. The aim of the Association is to perpetuate the "Esprit de Corps" of Royal Naval and certain other Minewarfare and Clearance Diving Officers for their mutual benefit through the frequent exchange of information and regular meetings on both a formal and social basis

Website: www.mcdoa.org.uk

THE NOT FORGOTTEN  ASSOCIATION

The Not Forgotten Association is a unique national tri-service charity which provides entertainment, leisure and recreation for the serving wounded and ex-service men and women with disabilities. We do this through a wide and varied programme of activities including outings, concerts, holidays, events and the provision of televisions and TV licences. Each year we help and support approximately 10,000 individuals of all ages, whenever and wherever they served, whose lives have been affected by conflict or by subsequent injury. We receive support from Help for Heroes, The Royal British Legion and major service charities including ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, The RAF Benevolent Fund, The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity and Seafarers UK. Individuals who may be eligible for our support should apply through one of the service benevolent charities or through their regimental/military association.

Website: www.nfassociation.org

THE EXETER FLOTILLA

SThe Exeter Flotilla is an association of Retired Commissioned Officers of all ranks and specialisations of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, and their Reserves. The history goes back to the time before the Second World War. The Patron is the Commander United Kingdom Task Group, and the Flotilla meets at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines, Lympstone, Devon. There is a wide and varied social programme including eight lecture evenings annually, the speakers being Foreign Naval Attaches, senior serving Officers, historians etc. Other activities include visits to civil and military places of interest, a formal Annual Dinner, a golf match and dinner, stag lunches etc. The Trafalgar Day Service in Exeter Cathedral is organised by the Flotilla and is followed by a Civic reception. There are regular visits to ships. Close liason was maintained with HMS Exeter until she was decommissioned in May 2009, and a new association is developing with HMS Defender, launched on 21 October 2009. .

Website: www.exeterflotilla.org

ST BARTHOLOMEW'S CHURCH YEOVILTON - THE FLEET AIR ARM MEMORIAL CHURCH

Welcome to Saint Bartholomew's Church; the Spiritual Home of the Fleet Air Arm 'The Little Church with the Big Heart'

Website: www.faamc.co.uk

SEAFARERS UK

Seafarers UK provides vital funding to organisations and projects that support seafarers and their families in need.


Website: www.seafarers-uk.org
 

KING WILLIAM IV NAVAL FOUNDATION

 

King William IV Naval Foundation provides self-contained Royal Navy Cottages (almshouses) for widows or orphaned daughters of Royal Navy or Royal Marines Officers on the general list or the special duties list up to and including the rank of Commander.

 

The cottages are situated just outside the main gate of what used to be HMS DRYAD, located next to Southwick village.

 

Website: www.kwiv.org.uk