Royal Naval Association (RNA)

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: How do find out what medals my relative was awarded and why?

If he or she received a medal, then the Navy medals office may be able to help on 02392628675.

Q: How do I find out about a reunion for a ship I served on?

The RNA circular has details of upcoming reunions.  Also worth checking the Navy News website on http://www.navynews.co.uk/

Q: How do I find out about my relative's service in the RN?

A.   For those who served in the Naval Service (RN, RM, WRNS, QRRNS etc) after 1924 the contact is:DNPERS Disclosure Cell;    Room 48, West Battery; Whale Island, Portsmouth, PO2 8DX

Telephone 02392 628671/628654/628670/628667 

there may be a fee for this depending on your relationship to the person you are seeking information about. 

For service before 1924 you must go to the National Archives
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/looking-for-person/default.htm



 

Q: How do I find out which ships my relative served on?

For those who served in the Naval Service (RN, RM, WRNS, QRRNS etc) after 1924 the contact is:DNPERS Disclosure Cell; Room 48, West Battery; Whale Island, Portsmouth, PO2 8DX

Telephone 02392 628671/628654/628670/628667

there may be a fee for this depending on your relationship to the person you are seeking information about.

For service before 1924 you must go to the National Archives
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/looking-for-person/default.htm

 

Q: How do I replace/get my veterans badge?

Contact the SPVA on 0800 169 2277. You are entitled to one free replacement or a free first issue, details are here:http://www.veterans-uk.info/vets_badge/vets_badge.htm

 

Q: I am being medically discharged from the RN, can the RNA help?

Medically discharged personnel will be swept up in the Shipmates campaign, contact RNA HQ for details.