News

This news page will contain current events, that are concerning the branch . Due to the pandemic the news is very limited at this time. Meetings and events are suspended. The committee meetings are held using the on-line platform Zoom.

If you have any news to go on our web-page, please email it to the secretary. I can then copy and paste it directly on to our page, Dioich. ( Thanks )

Branch Meetings are now Social Events with no agenda. Members can bring guests along for a drink and a laugh a giggle.

Branch Social Evenings will be on the 4th Friday of each month. try and come along as more the merrier.

Peter Evans is off sick (Social Secretary) at the moment. Not sure at this time for the date of his return. We wish him all the best on a speedy recovery.

We are looking for a new Standard Bearer to carry the branch standard. Martin (Chairman)has been in the wars lately. So if you feel up to it, let me know.

Recent personnel changes: Tom Bodman… Vice Chair / Membership Secretary. Belinda Holly… now Treasurer, taken over from Tom.

New President, Ian Ward has taken over from Rosemary Gilland.

A plaque will be placed on Sandown sea wall (with all the others) Highlighting the RMA on the island.

Weekly RMA Rep-Net on line. If you are not receiving the update, go to you own account and log in, within the RMA, and tick the box to receive them. This is by email and comes out every Friday.

Subscriptions: The branch have decided to end subscriptions and instead have moved over to voluntary donations. Three ways you can donate money to this branch. Give your cash donation in person to the treasurer. ( Belinda ) Bank transfer into the branch account. .

Branch Nominal held by TRMC ( The Royal Marines Charity. The RMA are now part of TRMC. ) If you have not updated your details, please consider doing so. This then will reflect a true picture of members of our branch.

Together we are strong.

Royal Marines Veterans ww2, we have found three veterans on the Island. One in a care home. ( after Martin phoned every care home on the Island ) Two were found after the County Press publish the article. The plan is, to pass their name onto the ,Not Forgotten Association, who will sort out a goody red cross parcel. Hopefully to keep in touch with them. If possible also to put on some sort of entertainment.

Just received a card full of rice. It’s from Uncle Ben.

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