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2018

20th January: NFAAA Committee Meeting. The Secretary and Vice Chairman attended the meeting at RNA Hanworth
22nd January: Kent Branch AGM
12th February: CDA Memorial Service in Ramsgate. The Branch was represented by six members with our Chairman laying a Poppy Wreath, on completion members retired to a local hostelry for refreshments.
26th February: Due to severe weather conditions only five members made the meeting at the Ramsgate RNA Club, so the meeting was held at the bar.
6th – 9th April. NFAAA AGM and Reunion Weekend The Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary attended the Reunion weekend in Kettering.
5th May. Army v Navy Rugby Match. The Navy were leading until the only International player we had was sent off for head butting. Members still enjoyed the beer, banter and booze even though we lost the game, there’s always next year.
18th May. Eastchurch ObservanceWith the use of the Margate Sea Cadet mini-bus eight members travelled to Eastchurch for the Observance.
20th May. NFAAA Memorial ServiceThis is held annually at the Memorial on the seafront at Lee-on-Solent, the Association took responsibility of this event after the TAG’s disbanded. On completion of the Service and Parade, lunch was held at the Lee-on-Solent Golf Club.
30th June. Armed Forces DayThe Parade in Ramsgate formed up at the Sailors Church and marched around the harbour for a Drum Head Service in front of the Pavilion. With Service Personnel, Veteran Associations and Cadet Units the Parade was very well supported, along with a large public crowd. It was a very hot sunny day so the refreshments at the Ramsgate RNA were very welcomed on completion
18th July. Peter Nixon “crossed the Bar”Peter was a co founder of the Kent Branch and our Chairman before moving to Wales.
28th July. Pembroke House Garden Party.Unfortunately only four members were able to attend this years Garden Party, we managed to join up with Alan Lloyd and his friend Tony for an enjoyable afternoon with Shep Woolley to entertain us all.
13th October. NFAAA Committee and General meeting.This was held at the RNA Club Hanworth, the Vice Chairman and Secretary attended.