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News & Events

The Trust takes every possible opportunity to engage with our beneficiaries and their families by attending events across the country. As we are unable to visit every area on a regular basis we also publish matters of local or national interest in the press and other media.

Events

2 Jun

HMS COLLINGWOOD Open Day

Date: Sat 2nd June 2018

Location: HMS COLLINGWOOD

16 Jun

HMS SULTAN Summer Show

Date: Sat 16th June 2018 - Sun 17th June 2018

Location: HMS SULTAN Polo Field, Gosport

30 Jun

Portsmouth Armed Forces Day

Date: Sat 30th June 2018

Location: Southsea Common

30 Jun

National Armed Forces Day

Date: Sat 30th June 2018

Location: Llandudno

7 Jul

RNAS Yeovilton Air Day

Date: Sat 7th July 2018

Location: Somerset

26 Jul

HMS EXCELLENT Families Day

Date: Thu 26th July 2018

Location: Whale Island

News

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Hays Travel (Gosport) Cycle to Plymouth and back

Thu 19th April 2018

A huge thank you to Hays Travel Gosport, Branch Manager Sara and her staff, who have recently cycled from Gosport to Plymouth and back on static bikes (thank you to Anytime Fitness (Gosport) for the loan of the bikes). Which equates to 340 miles. Customers and staff all got involved. The event also included a...

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Canterbury College, Public Services Students Visit Pembroke House

Fri 9th March 2018

During Canterbury College’s community engagement week, 18  Public Services’ students had the opportunity to volunteer for the Royal Naval Benevolent Trust, by visiting Pembroke House in Chatham. With the students aspiring toward careers within the Public Services, they were very keen to interact with the residents; playing games, telling them about their course and listening to the...

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Castaway House welcomes visit by Deputy Mayor of Fareham

Wed 31st January 2018

It was a pleasure to welcome the Deputy Mayor of Faraham, Susan Bayford at Castaway House.  Susan was accompanied by her husband Brian and Councillors Christine and Leslie Keeble.  It was the first time Susan had visited Castaway House.  During the visit the guests met with the heads of 4 of the naval charities who...

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95 year old veteran publishes his WWII memoirs – Out of My Hands:Memories of a ‘Sparker’ from WWII

Mon 29th January 2018

This illustrated memoir shows the war from different perspectives through Denis’s memories of evacuation, his first job, Home Guard duties, basic naval and telegraphy training, including Morse Code and subequent naval deployment.  The narrative is interlaced with details of his love for teacher, Marjorie, his childhood sweetheart and show us how fate and the decisions...

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RNBT Trustee receives OBE in New Year’s Honours

The Director of Care at The Royal Star & Garter Homes has received an OBE in the 2018 New Year’s Honours List. The award was made to Pauline Shaw in recognition of her services to Veterans.  Pauline is also a Trustee at The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust. As a nurse, Pauline has worked in clinical...

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Keith a long serving member of the Grant Committee retires

Thu 30th November 2017

Keith has been a member of the Grant Committee for many years, what started off as just a chat with a friend over a glass of whiskey “come along to the committee” he said and 18 years and near on 7,500 cases later Keith has made the decision to put down his pen and pick...

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The Trust and RBL help Rose come home

Thu 16th November 2017

During a trip to Thailand to visit their son, Rose, Arthur and son David were involved in a horrific car accident which took the lives of Rose’s son and husband and left Rose with serious injuries. Friends and family launched an appeal to raise funds so that Rose could be treated in Thailand. Rose spent...

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Project Semaphore helps residents at Pembroke House with iPads

Fri 3rd November 2017

It is not an IT Project, it is a Project to provide friendship, support and practical help. With the outcome of better spiritual and mental health: a recent study equated loneliness in the elderly to the effect of smoking 15 cigarettes a day. RNBT’s trustee Sarah Clewes helps with the project....

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