Mess Night – 11 January 2022

Hello Shipmates

January Mess Night is fast approaching and will be held on Tuesday 11 January 2022 at 7.30pm for 8pm start.

Arrangements have been made to have a fun quiz and supper will be sausages and mash with peas and onion gravy, followed by apple pie and custard.

Please remember to bring along your used postage stamps for us to send to our Bude Branch for charity.  They will be submitted to Macmillan Cancer Research to raise funds for that organisation.   

We wish you all a happy New Year and look forward to seeing you next week.

Xmas Party Mess Night – 14 December 2021

Our Branch Xmas Party Mess Night is on Tuesday 14 December 2021 at Branch HQ, 7.30pm for 8.00pm.


We have the Land Girls coming to entertain us, followed by a Christmas buffet and cheese board laid on by Candy, and a couple of boozy sherry trifles homemade by Lynda Drake. Food is free this month (paid for by RNA), and there will, of course, be a Christmas raffle!

To help us with judging the numbers for catering, if you plan to attend the event please could you reply to the recent email circulated by Pauline Chalk, Branch Hon Secretary.

So feel free to put on your Christmas jumper (if you have one), and join in our festive gathering.

Merry Christmas to you all.

Mess Night – Tuesday 9 November 2021

Hello Shipmates

Our next Mess Night will be taking place on Tuesday 9 November 2021 at 7.30 for an 8pm start.

We have Lynda Pearson, the RNA Welfare Programme Manager, coming to give us a talk about how Sparko TV and Project Semaphore can help us keep in touch with our shipmates, friends and family – we hope that you will find both topics interesting.

This will be followed by sausage, mash, peas and gravy, and a sweet of Candy’s making.

We look forward to seeing you.

Mess Night – Tuesday 12 October 2021

Hello Shipmates

Mess Night is fast approaching – why not join us for a fun presentation by Fiona Dodds who will be telling us the ‘Confessions of a Nurse’, next Tuesday 12 October at 1930 for a 2000 start.

Candy will provide a wonderful supper of Cobbler – Beef Mince and Dumplings – followed by a dessert of her choice – sounds delicious!

It would be very helpful if you could let Pauline Chalk know if you would like to eat (by replying to the email that she has sent to you), this will give Candy some idea of the number to cater for.

We hope to see you there.

Mess Night – Tuesday 14 September 2021

Hello Shipmates

Our next Mess Night is fast approaching.

Shipmate Gareth Peaston will be giving a presentation about his seafaring days. Supper will be sausage and mash with peas and gravy – sounds delicious!

Please bring any remaining returns for the Trafalgar Night Dinner, and any raffle donations will be appreciated at Mess Night.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Mess Night – 10 August 2021

Hello Shipmates,

Our next Mess Night is on Tuesday 10 August 7.30pm for 8pm start.

Our speaker is Keith Partridge talking about ‘Wild Life of The New Forest’, and the supper is Beef Cobbler with a sweet of Candy’s choice.

Promises to be an interesting evening.

We look forward to seeing you all.

Mess Night – 13 July 2021

Hello Shipmates,

Our July Mess Night will be held at our HQ St Leonards and St Ives Club on Tuesday 13 July at 19.30 for 20.00 start.

We will be holding a quiz night followed by one of Candy’s lovely spreads; Cottage Pie followed by Gateau – sounds delicious!

We still need to follow Covid Rules so please bring your face mask for use when moving around the club.  It can be removed whilst sitting at your table, where you will receive table service.

Don’t forget your pen and paper.

We look forward to seeing you.

Mess Night – Tuesday 8 June 2021

Hello Shipmates

Just a reminder that we are holding our first Mess Night for some time on Tuesday 8 June 2021, at 1930 for 2000 start.

We will be having a presentation by our Vice Chairman, Shipmate Ralph Dodds, followed by a raffle.

Due to Covid regulations we are unable to provide food, and you will still have to wear a mask when moving around the club, but the mask can be removed when seated.

Drinks will be delivered to tables which seats groups of 4 (2 households).

We do hope you can join us and take this opportunity to meet up with friends.

Best wishes to you all.