Committee Members

Chairman/PRO: Kenneth McKinnon
Vice Chairman: Alec Thomas (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


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, 22 March 2018

Legion D'Honneur

Photo: Back row: Eva Bolander, Lord Provost of Glasgow and Emmanuel Cocher French Consular General. Front: Mr Kenneth Wilson (Army), Mr Eric Robertson (Army) Mr John Aiken (Royal Navy). Mr John Aiken RN (officer Steward) along with Mr Eric Robertson Army and Mr Kenneth Wilson Army today received the Legion D'Honeur from the French Consular General Emmanuel Cocher for their part in the D Day landings 6 June 1945. John served onboard HMS Enterprise which led the American forces to Omaha beach. He also served on HMS Stine and Manxman and in the far east. All the recipients are members of the RBLS at Knightswood, Glasgow.

Friday, 16 March 2018

SSAFA Luncheon

On the 16th five of our members and their guests attended the SSAFA luncheon at Graham House in Whitefield Road, Govan. Their new mascot SSAFALUMP was on display to the visitors and will be taking part in the kilt walk and marathon to raise funds for SSAFA. Our secretary S/m Brian MacKenzie handed over a cheque for £100 on behalf of the City of Glasgow RNA.


We held our AGM on 15th March where S/m Joan Lowe stood down as the vice chairman. S/m Alec Thomas was unanimously voted in as the new vice chairman.

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Cadets Burns Night

On Friday 9th February 10 of our members and their guests/partners attended the Burns Night at the cadet unit in Clydebank. S/m Brian Mackenzie gave a speech to the immortal memory of Robert Burns. Many thanks to Rena and her helpers who did the catering the meal was excellent. This was followed by a raffle which raised £50 for the cadets funds. A very good night was had by all.

Friday, 2 February 2018

Battle of May Island 100 Year's Commemoration

On 31st January S/m's K McKinnon, B MacKenzie and D Carlin attended at St Ayles Churh in Anstruther for the 100 years commemoration of the Battle of May where 104 sailors lost their lives. The service was conducted by The Reverend Arthur Christie, minister of St Ayles and the Reverend Dr Karen Campbell, National chaplain of the Legion Scotland. Vice Admiral Sir Jonathon Woodcock KCB OBE and Mr Charles Brown National Chairman, Legion Scotland read a lesson from the bible. Brian MacKenzie, Chairman of the Scottish Area RNA carried our standard and read the Submariner's Prayer. After the service a small service was conducted at the memorial on the sea front.

Friday, 12 January 2018

Awareness Day

On Friday 12th S/m Brian and myself were in Sainsbury's store at Braehead with an awareness stall from 10:00 to 14:00. The day went well with a few enquiries as to where and when we meet. We did a little tin rattling and raising awareness of the RNA in Glasgow. Another very productive day.

Friday, 22 December 2017

Wives and Girlfriends Night

On the 21st we held a wives and girlfriends night. S/m David Carlin paid for a buffet which S/m's Anne McKinnon, Anne Cox and Rosemary Palmer organised. S/m Tom Gates supplied a Christmas cake and S/m George Troup donated a Litre of whisky for a Xmas drink. We finally finished the Ukkers competition with S/m Alec Thomas beating S/m Eddie Pollar. The night was a success.

Cadet Presentations

Cadet Presentations On the 20th the committee were invited to attend at TS Queen Elizabeth Cadet unit in Clydebank for their presentation night. At the presentation S/m Kenn McKinnon (Chairman RNA Glasgow) presented a Bosun's Call to one of the cadets and S/m Brian MacKenzie (Chairman Scottish Area) presented our new trophy The Frank Halliday trophy to Midshipman Nadine Daly.

Friday, 15 December 2017

Awareness Stall

On Friday 15th December S/m Brian and myself were in Morrison's store in Auchenlee (Easterhouse) with an awareness stall from 10:00 to 15:30. The day went well with a few enquiries as to where and when we meet. We did a little tin rattling and this was quite successful. All in all a very productive day.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Not Forgotten Xmas Lunch

Twelve of our members were invited to join The Not Forgotten Association in the Marriott Hotel Glasgow for an Xmas Luncheon. We were greeted by our Hostess Rosie Thompson with a sherry reception before going in for lunch. A raffle was held and S/m George Troup won a litre bottle of Grants whisky and S/m David Carlin winning a bottle of wine and a very large box of chocolates. An auction of a Xmas cake was held and our own S/m Thomas Gates made a successful bid of £50. There was music and games IE: Kings and Queens and a favourite song of the season The Twelve Days of Christmas in which all the tables had a part to play, the RNA had 8 maids a milking so you can imagine what we were doing. The RNA gave a donation to the NFA funds.