• SQUADRON LEADER JILLY PRITCHARD KVRM

    Born 20th September 1961, in Bradford, West Yorkshire. Educated at the local schools then Thornton Grammar. Commenced State Registered Nurse (SRN) Training in April 1980 at Bradford School of Nursing. Qualified as one of the first Registered General Nurses (RGN) September 20th 1983. First Staff Nurse post was on an acute children’s Medical Ward. Moved to Suffolk in 1984, worked...

  • KING’S VOLUNTEER RESERVES MEDAL (KVRM)

    The King’s Volunteer Reserves Medal (KVRM) was created by Royal Warrant of Queen Elizabeth II on 29 March 1999. Only 13 Queen’s Volunteer Reserves Medals may be awarded in a year. The medal is presented only to members of the Volunteer Reserves of the British Armed Services for exemplary meritorious service in the conduct of their duties. In 2022 the...

  • REMEMBRANCE SERVICE. 25TH MAY 2024

    Our Service down the Bay was held on a bright sunny day on Saturday 25th May 2024. The Order of Service was changed slightly by Fr Dean and went down very well. FR Dean is planning further changes and we appreciate his interest in our event. The support provided by Senedd Staff leading up to and on the day of...

  • FRANCIS JOHN MARKS.

    Francis John Marks (Frank) Crossed the Bar on the 13th March 2024 at the age of 85.

  • MR. KEN ANGOVE of Barry.

    This is a belated obituary notice for Associate Member Ken aka John Angove, AM Number A75.

  • MERCHANT NAVY ASSOCIATION (WALES), REMEMBRANCE SERVICE. 11 NOVEMBER 2023

    Our Remembrance Service was held under the canopy of the Senedd Building on a glorious sunny Saturday 11th November 2023. Fr. Dean Atkins officiated and music was provided by the Symphonic Brass Cardiff. The event was well attended (although there were some empty seats and only 5 Standards Paraded). Once again we were supported by Cardiff Sea Cadets with cadets...

  • FIELD OF REMEMBRANCE, CARDIFF CASTLE, 27TH OCTOBER 2023

    The event was well attended and went very well. The weather was also kind to us. We were well represented with Dave Richards carrying our Standard and Des Farnham, Keith walker and Byron Jones in the congregation. Byron also planted a cross in the Merchant Navy Section to remember those lost when the S.S. Ramillies was sunk on 8th May...

  • NEW MEMBERS

    The following new members were accepted into the Barry Branch of the Association during September 2023.

  • MERCHANT NAVY DAY, FLAG RAISING CEREMONY, CARDIFF - 4TH SEPTEMBER 2023

    The Annual Flag Raising ceremony was held in the Courtyard of the Mansion House, Cardiff at 1030 on Monday 4th September. Hosted in glorious sunshine by The Rt. Hon The Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Councillor Bablin Molik and organised by Paula and Crystal of the Protocol Office.

  • MERCHANT NAVY DAY, BARRY - 2ND SEPTEMBER 2023

    Merchant Navy Day 2023 at Barry was held on Saturday 2nd September instead of the usual 3rd September. For the first time in its 23 years of being held, it received some media coverage in the form of HTV Wales Katie Lewis: a short clip and interviews were aired on Saturday evening news.

  • NEW MEMBER

    EMMA LOUISE WALTERS, RFA

  • SEA SUNDAY SERVICE - BARRY, 16 JULY 2023

    On Sunday 16th July we attended the Sea Sunday Service organised by our Shipmates in Barry at the Anchor Memorial, Barry Dock. Also in support were two members from the Newport MNA.

  • BRIAN LANSLEY

    I regret to inform you that our very dear friend and shipmate, Brain Lansley, Crossed the Bar on 23rd March 2023 at the age of 86. His funeral was held on the 28th April at Portsmouth.

  • HARRY PARRY - FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS

    The funeral will take place at St. Davids Church, Ely on the 31st May at 1115. Followed by Barry Crematorium at 1200. A wake will be held at Sully Sports and Social Club.

  • NEW MEMBERS

    The following Associate Members have joined.

  • HARRY PARRY

    I regret to inform you that Mr. Harry Parry ex-Chairman MNA (Wales) passed away on Monday the 15th May at the age of 96.

  • New Website Launch

    The MNA (Wales) Website has been updated and redesigned for 2023.