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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.

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You can teach an old (sea) dog new tricks

Tue 28th January 2014

Former RNBT Vice President, Chairman of the RNBT Grant Committee before that and currently Vice Patron of the Trust, John Thompson MBE BEM (a Chief Petty Officer with the Fleet Air Arm in a former life) was also until recently a trustee of Seafarers UK and is currently a trustee of the RNRMC, indeed he...

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Commanding Officer of HMS COLLINGWOOD visits Pembroke House

Thu 23rd January 2014

Staff and residents of Pembroke House were privileged to host the Commanding Officer of HMS COLLINGWOOD and members of his establishment, to the care home in Gillingham.  After a much needed refreshment the guests were introduced to some of the members of staff and taken on a tour of the facilities and activities on offer at...

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Grant Committee hit by Man Flu!

And then there were 3!  Today due to sickness (Man Flu apparently), we saw for the first time in many years, only 3 Grant Committee members attend for the twice weekly meeting, having to approve over 30 grants.  RNBT take pride in a swift turnaround on their cases and even with only 3 members in...

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Move over Mary Berry

Fri 8th November 2013

The event may have been inspired by the popular television programme, but the sentiment behind the idea was inspirational.  Leading Seaman (Communication Information Specialist) Tracy Wilson, Divisional Leading Hand at Victory Squadron has been supported by the RNBT in the past and wanted to show her appreciation for the work the organisation does to support...

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Barley Aid 2013

Tue 3rd September 2013

Sandie Dixon and her team of willing volunteers organised the day’s events, from a raffle –  courtesy of ticket sellers Sally and Chris Cotter, a golf day organised by Don Bromhead, a darts competition devised by Dave Plaiter and Aidan Drage’s long awaited beard shave, guess the cake weight, which was correctly guessed and then...

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Armed Forces Day – Nottingham

We joined forces with WRNS BT, The Association of Wrens and also RNRMC and set up ‘shop’ in the veterans’ marquee in Victoria Park. Lyn Gannon – standing in as the RNBT Events and Publicity Officer (EPO) for the ‘season’ – single handedly manned the RNBT stand. The day was busy from the start with...

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South Coast Proms

RNBT was invited to bring the mini marquee along to this Bi-Annual event by the RM Band. In good old proms tradition, quick thinking Lyn Gannon – standing in as the RNBT’s Events and Publicity Officer (EPO) for the ‘season’ – bought a stock of Union flags which went down a storm during the evening...

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Trustee under training

Tue 20th August 2013

Rear Admiral Jonathon Woodcock OBE, The Naval Secretary was there to take the salute from the field gun crews, but found time to pop into the RNBT marquee to assist in spreading the word about the RNBT’s work in helping both Sailors and Marines who are serving or have served as Warrant Officers and below,...

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I would run 500 miles …for RNBT

Richard said “As a divisional officer, I recognise the importance of taking proper care of the men and women in my charge, especially when deployed. If people know their loved ones at home are receiving support when they need it they will give their best at all times.” “I have had cause to call upon...

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Christmas cards

Sun 30th June 2013

The cards are in packs of eight (two each of four designs) depicting festive scenes of the RNBT logos Jack, Jenny and Royal Marine and cost £3.50 plus p&p. Purchasing the cards is a wonderful way to support the RNBT and spread the word about our work. Enquiries can be made by email to to rnbt@rnbt.org.uk or by telephone...

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