Keep on supporting Armed Forces Day

rip  Pictured from left on the Royal Naval Association stall at Ripon Armed Forces Day are Dave Hill, Rev Peter McCarthy, John Stray and David Ralphs.  (120630M2b)
rip Pictured from left on the Royal Naval Association stall at Ripon Armed Forces Day are Dave Hill, Rev Peter McCarthy, John Stray and David Ralphs. (120630M2b)
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I am the Secretary of The Harrogate and District Branch of The Royal Naval Association.

The branch were invited to the Armed Forces Day event in Ripon on Saturday, June 30.

This was the first such event organised in Ripon. May I say, on behalf of all our members that attended, what a splendid day we had and would like to congratulate David Hill and the AFD Organising Committee who did a splendid job, apart from organising the weather!!.

I am sure that they will now be on a steep learning curve for next years event on Saturday, June 29, 2013.

The Harrogate Branch RNA will, again, be supporting the event and I urge the people of Ripon and surrounding areas to support this event which, I believe, is the only one in North and West Yorkshire.

Anyone interested in joining the Royal Naval Association, as a full or associate member, can contact me on 01943 874471 or e.mail dougieap@talktalk.net

Doug Pointon

Hon Secretary, Tennyson Street,Guiseley, Leeds

*Servicemen and women expressed their thanks for the support on Armed Service Day.

Lieutenant Simon Schnetler, from 849 Naval Air Squadron said: “I was surprised by how interested members of the public were . People were really enthusiastic about the role of the Fleet Air Arm and the wider Royal Navy.”