Join us

What you get

As a member of the Ferndown and District RNA, you’ll have access to social and welfare advice, involvement in our many social or fundraising events, or you can simply pop in to any of our mess night socials for a drink and chat.

Our monthly mess nights are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 2000 hours at The St Leonards and St Ives Ex-Services Club, School Lane, St Ives, Dorset, BH24 2PF. See our contact page for a map and directions.

If you’d like to find out what we’re about please get in touch, we would be delighted to host you as a guest at one of our branch meetings.

Being a member of the RNA also brings other benefits, such as discounts for holidays, insurance, breakdown, legal services and reduced entry to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Who can join?

You can join whether you are currently serving or have served in the Naval Service; it’s also for your family and friends. We know that once Naval Service has been experienced, life is never the same again, but in the RNA, it can be shared and enjoyed for the rest of your life.

How much is membership?

Membership of the Royal Naval Association is free and entitles you to be able to use or visit any of our 300+ branches across the world.

Membership Types

All serving and former members of the armed forces and other like minded people are welcome. There are two types of membership, Full or Associate.

Full Membership

For serving and former Naval Service personnel including: RN, RM, WRNS, QARNNS, RFA, RNR, RMR, RNVR, RNXS, MN. You can join branch meetings and events, shape the running of your branch with voting rights, and will be eligible for election to National Council to represent your branch or area.

Associate Membership

For families, friends and anyone who supports our Naval Service. You’ll enjoy the same benefits as a Full Member, for example you can vote on how the Branch is run, but you would not be eligible for election to Chairman, Vice Chairman nor hold any National Officer posts.

Apply for Membership

Applying for membership is simple; please contact us by either of the following methods to start the application process:

We look forward to welcoming you to the Ferndown and District RNA.

If you’d like more information about membership, please contact us by either of the methods outlined above.