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The RFA Reunion, our annual get-together and the most important element on our annual calendar is held each year in May

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 “Our Forgotten War Heroes” Veterans from the Merchant Navy, Fishing Fleet and RFA


Why take part?

The Institute of Public Care at Oxford Brookes University is carrying out research funded by the Aged Veterans Fund on be- half of Seafarers UK and Nautilus Welfare Fund. The study is looking at the health and social care needs of all who served on a civilian vessel whilst it was supporting HM Armed Forces and who are now recognised as Veterans. Improving our under- standing will help us plan support services better in the future.

Who should complete the survey?

We are particularly interested in people born before 1st January 1950, howev- er we would also like to hear from younger veterans who were members of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, the Merchant Navy or the fishing fleet and served on a civilian vessel whilst it was supporting HM Armed Forces.

How to complete the survey?

The survey will take no longer than 10 minutes to complete and your details will remain confidential and will not be used for anything apart from the purposes of this research.

Either you, your spouse, partner or case worker can complete the survey.

You can complete the survey online at:

https : //ww w .s urve ym onke y.c o.uk /r/ ZFSQHGD

or complete and return a hard copy using the self-addressed envelope.

For more information contact Dr Miguel Sharpe at msharpe@brookes.ac.uk

Download the ducumentation HERE

icon MN Veterans Flyer (279.93 kB)

icon Older MN Veterans Briefing (353.21 kB)

Published on Friday, 14 July 2017 15:39

Coull 2017The Commodore James Coull Memorial Award 2017

The Trustees of the RFA Association are delighted to announce that CPO(E) Martin Crawford RFA has been awarded the Commodore James Coull Memorial Award 2017 for Outstanding and Meritorious to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary during the setting to work of and designing Standard Operating Proceedures (SOPS) on board RFA Tidespring (2) the latest new build and most welcome addition to the RFA Fleet. These SOPS will be adopted on Tidespring's three sisters RFAs Tiderace, Tidesurge and Tideforce.

Read more: The Commodore James Coull Award 2017

Published on Monday, 22 May 2017 14:15

piggy bankOur Chairman has asked me to inform our membership that due to unforseen circumstances there is a delay in publishing last year's accounts. Nothing sinister here but family concerns and duties do take priority. The accounts once audited will, as usual, be published on this website and of course, on the Charities Commission for England and Wales http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/registerhomepage.aspx and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator http://www.oscr.org.uk/

Published on Friday, 24 March 2017 13:34

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The “Spring 2017, Tidespring Special” edition of e-Force4 was published yesterday to all paid up members of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Association who have declared an up to date email address. If you haven’t received a copy, and are a member please let me know.

The statistics back from our email distribution have shown that we had 29 bounced emails. 3 Soft Bounces the possible causes for which are

  • Mailbox is full (over quota).
  • Recipient email server is down or offline.
  • Email message is too large.

And 26 Hard Bounces, the possible causes for which are

  • Recipient email address does not exist.
  • Domain name does not exist.
  • Recipient email server has completely blocked delivery.

I know whose email addresses have suffered this problem but clearly I cannot publish any data on the web for fear of being in breach of data protection rules.

I am however, pretty sure I can publish the associated membership numbers without giving anything away other than to the people in question so here goes.

Soft Bounces:- 0193 and 0802

Hard Bounces:- 0675, 0642, 0830, 0183, 0468, 0473, 0255, 0735, 0592, 0520, 0489, 0524, 0132, 0467, 0417, 0672, 0126, 0571, 0771, 0493, 0623, 0686, 0772, 0476, 0465, and 0372.

If your membership number is there email me force4@rfa-association.org.uk and I will update our records accordingly.

PLEASE DO NOTE that e-Force4 is only available to paid up Association members and only by email.

Published on Tuesday, 02 May 2017 14:45

Clock BookAt 02:00 BST on Sunday 30th October 2016 clocks will be retarded 1 hour to 01:00 GMT, time zone Zulu. (We don't do UTC on this site.)

Clocks will remain on GMT until 01:00 26th March 2017 when they will be advanced 1 hour to BST time zone Alpha

If you need to check your timepiece have a look HERE for a GMT clock

Published on Friday, 28 October 2016 16:11