Last year when I set about tracking down supporters for the Veterans Portrait Project UK I contacted all of the service associations. The Royal Naval Association were the first to get back to me and the first to see value in what we wanted to achieve.
I was invited to attend this years RNA annual conference so last weekend I traveled over from Germany and headed to Folkestone for my first encounter with Royal Navy Veterans. Having attended a few of these events I kind of know what to expect. Blazers, badges and medals seem are the order of the day and the pride is always evident.
A huge thank you to everyone who took part and told me their fantastic tales. My thanks also to General Secretary Andy Christie for looking after me.
You can find more information on the RNA on their RNA Website.
The VPPUK Team