Tonight is Trafalgar Night!

HMS VictoryHello Shipmates

Just a little reminder for those of you who have tickets for tonight’s Trafalgar Night celebrations (black tie and posh frocks).

We look forward to seeing you at the Ferndown Golf Club at 1830 for 1900 hours, where we will be partaking of lovely food, and drinks of course, a raffle and entertainment by Second Time.

See you soon.


Gulf War talk at Mess Night – 8th October 2019

Ralph DoddsEvening Shipmates. At tomorrow’s Mess Night (8th October) we will be welcoming our very own Ralph Dodds, Lt Commander RN (retired) who will be giving a talk about the Gulf War.

During his time in the Royal Navy Ralph saw active service in the Falklands conflict, flew in Lynx helicopters during the Iran-Iraq and Gulf wars and later commanded HMS Glasgow on a Pacific deployment.

The evening will be rounded off by one of Candy’s lovely buffets.

Don’t miss it, we’ll see you there!

Fleur Lindsay at Mess Night – 10 September 2019

Evening Shipmates

At Tuesday’s Mess Night (10 September) we have an incredibly talented solo artist coming along to sing for you – Fleur Linsday.

Fleur performs a range of covers and original material. She has released 3 singles, all of which have been played on ‘BBC Music Introducing’.  Fleur performed her first Open Mic event in June 2018 when she was just 14 and hasn’t looked back since! *

Oh and a reminder that if you haven’t already done so, could you bring along your menu choices and payment for Trafalgar Night – many thanks.

We look forward to seeing you on the night.

(*Note: information from and is copyright to


Trafalgar Night – Monday 21 October 2019

HMS Victory

Dig out your DJs and your posh frocks and come and celebrate Trafalgar Night with us on Monday 21 October 2019.

With a lovely menu, great entertainment provided by Paul of Second Time, it promises to be a super evening.

Where, when and dress code


£33 per person

Booking and payment

Please complete and return the Trafalgar Night 2019 booking form.

Payment can be made by cash or cheque at any time, but by September Mess Night at the latest (Tuesday 10 September).

Cheques to be made payable to RNA Ferndown Branch.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Arnold Gutbucket at Mess Night – 9th July 2019

Hi Shipmates

Copyright have a great evening lined up for you at next Tuesday’s Mess Night; on 9th July at 8pm we have Arnold Gutbucket coming along to entertain you.

Arnold has a great repertoire of gags, props, audience participation and music – all combine to make for a great family-friendly show which you won’t want to miss.

Since 1979 Arnold has travelled the world performing in a variety of venues. He has appeared on television as well as live shows where he has performed alongside many top names from the showbiz world, including the likes of Chas & Dave, Engelbert Humperdink, Shakin’ Stevens, The Drifters and many more…

Arnold has written comedy material for other entertainers and as an actor he’s appeared in many TV productions alongside household names such as Faye Dunaway, Colin Firth, David Tennant and Jack Whitehall.


Music at Mess Night – 11 June 2019

Evening Shipmates

At tomorrow’s Mess Night (Tuesday 11 June) we have musician, Ian Roberts, coming along to entertain us.

Ian has been performing around the Bournemouth and Ringwood areas for nearly 30 years. He has also lived in the north of England and was well known around Manchester playing the pubs and clubs at various events. After moving back to the south coast last year, he picked up where he left off and is now playing at lots of different venues across Hampshire and Dorset.

His sets are acoustic and he has a huge range of songs in his repertoire, playing covers from the 1950s right through to today – along with a few originals which he is hoping to record and release this year!!

We look forward to welcoming Ian tomorrow, and hope you will come along and enjoy the music.

Mess Night and AGM – 12 February 2019

Hello Shipmates

Just a brief note to remind you that our next Mess Night is on Tuesday 12th February 2019.

This is an important meeting in our Branch calendar as it is our Annual General Meeting, so we look forward to welcoming as many of you that can make it.

And… if you haven’t yet paid your 2019 subs, please could you make sure that you pay the Treasurer asap (£24).