Committee Members

Chairman/PRO: Kenneth McKinnon
Vice Chairman/Social Secretary: Joan Lowe MBE. (Life Member)
Secretary: Brian MacKenzie (Life Member)
Treasurer: David Carlin (Life Member)
Padre/Committee: David Eynon
Committee: David Evans
Committee: Anne McKinnon
Committee: Anne Cox
Hon Life Vice President: Frank Halliday (Life Member)
Committee: Alec Thomas (Life Member)


Welcome to the City of Glasgow Royal Naval Association's web site.

All former and serving members of the Royal Navy, Royal Naval Reserve and Merchant Marine services welcome (We even allow other services in to spin a few yarns as well). Come along and have a few wets while shareing your stories and ditties with old and new shipmates.

We meet every third Thursday of the month at 19.30 hours in,

The Buff's Club
935 - 937 Dumbarton Road
Whiteinch, (Previously known as the Stella Maris).

Hoping to see or hear from you soon.

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Kenn McKinnon

Thursday, 7 September 2017


On the 7th September S/ms from our branch committee went to Arrochar to present two of our members, S/m's David and Jannet Cummins with a bouquet of flowers and a bottle of Pusser's rum on the occasion of their retirement from their duties as managers of the Arrochar Hotel. They have given the branch very good service over the years on our yearly visit to commemorate Nelson's victory at Trafalgar and even allowed us to perform a few SODS Operas.

Friday, 1 September 2017


We held a BBQ at TS Queen Elizabeth cadet unit in Clydebank. As the photo above shows our esteemed secretary at the sacrificial altar preparing the goodies while fortifying himself with a few red wines (as he says it makes the food taste better). We held a raffle and the proceeds were donated to the cadets. All in all a very good night as indicated by the outcome of our chairman and secretary.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

AFD Civic Reception

On Saturday 24th 16 of our members were invited to attend an AFD civic reception in Glasgow City Chambers hosted by the Lord Provost Eva Bolander. During the reception the armed forces covenant was signed by the provost and military representatives. A good day catching up with comrades new and old and serving personnel.

AFD Standard Raising

S/m's Brian Mackenzie, Kenn McKinnon, Vic Combes and Eddy Pollar attended at George Square on the 19th for the raising of the Armed Forces Day Standard. The Lord provost gave a small speech and then we were invited into the City Chambers for some refreshments.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Perth RNA Conference

Perth RNA Conference Six of our members attended the RNA Conference which was held in Perth. The weekend went well with a gala dinner on the Saturday night. On the Sunday the RNA paraded through Perth to St Johns church where a service was held and all RNA members were presented with an RNA Gideons bible this was followed by a march down to the war memorial in the park where Vice Admiral Mcanally thank the Scottish Area for a good weekend and a great Conference, he stated that it surpassed the Liverpool one.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

VE Day

On the 27th seven of our members attended the VE memorial service at Knightswood where our standard was on display. Thanks to S/m Brian Mackenzie for carrying the standard.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Quiz Night

We hosted 20 students and instructors at our meeting on the 19th where we had a quiz night run by the students from URNU (University Royal Naval Unit). The teams were a mixture of veterans and students. A great night was had by all.