Committee Members

Chairman/PRO: Kenneth McKinnon (Life Member)
Vice Chairman: Alec Thomas (Life Member)
Secretary: Brian MacKenzie (Life Member)
Treasurer: David Carlin (Life Member)
Padre/Committee: David Eynon
Committee: David Evans
Committee: Anne McKinnon
Committee: Anne Cox


Welcome to the City of Glasgow Royal Naval Association's web site.

All former and serving members of the Royal Navy, Royal Naval Reserve and Merchant Marine services welcome (We even allow other services in to spin a few yarns as well). Come along and have a few wets while shareing your stories and ditties with old and new shipmates.

We meet every third Thursday of the month at 19.30 hours in,

The Buff's Club
935 - 937 Dumbarton Road
Whiteinch, (Previously known as the Stella Maris).

Hoping to see or hear from you soon.

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Kenn McKinnon

Friday, 16 August 2019


On Saturday 10th we held our BBQ at the cadet unit TS Queen Elizabeth in Clydebank. Our chef was S/m Brian MacKenzie ably assisted by his good lady Irene. We held a raffle and all monies raised went to the cadet unit. Thanks to George Troup President of the unit for allowing us to use their facilities. A good night was had by all.

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Armed Forces Day

On Saturday 29th seven of our members attended in George Square for Armed Forces Day. We had a stall set up in the city chambers which was manned by S/m's Kenn McKinnon, Anne McKinnon and Brian MacKenzie. S/m's Eddy Pollar and Tom Dickie (both over 75 years) were invited by the Lord Provost Eva Bolander to join her in a private reception to celebrate the D Day landings of WW2. S/m Brian MacKenzie carried our standard in the parade from Holland St to George Square with s/m's Aleck Thomas and Eddy Pollar and others. The parade was followed by a civic reception in the city chambers for all who took part in the parade.

Monday, 24 June 2019

AFD Flag Raising

Our standard was the only one at the flag raising ceremony in Glasgow's George Square on Monday 24th. The ceremony was attended by four of our members. There was a poor turnout of veterans. The standard was carried by S/m Brian MacKenzie.

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Uckers Championship

Uckers champion S/m Eddy Pollar and S/m Brian MacKenzie runner up receiving their commemorative glasses from S/m Alec Thomas, Vice Chairman and organiser of the Uckers competitions

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Rum Story Visit

On Saturday 18th May, 15 of us went to Whitehaven in Cumbria to visit the Rum Story. The tour is over four floors and takes you through the slave trade to the production of the rum on machines that are still operating for the past 200 years give or take a few. Afterwards we went round the town and down to the harbour and consumed a few wets before heading home. All in all a long but good day out.

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Unforgotten Forces Conference

On Thursday 25th S/m Brian MacKenzie Scottish Area Chairman and Kenn McKinnon City of Glasgow Chairman were invited by the Unforgotten Forces to attended their conference held at the Stirling Court Hotel & Conference Centre, University of Stirling. On the agenda were presentations from SSAFA, Age Scotland, Age UK and Poppy Scotland to name a few. Speakers: Mark Bibbey: CEO Poppy Scotland James Martin: Star of Star of Still Game and Royal Navy veteran. Gary Gray head of welfare services Glen MacDonald: Unforgotten Forces Coordinator. Charlie Wallace: Scottish Veterans Commissioner. Graeme Dey: MSP Minister for Parliamentary Business and Veterans.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019


Commanding Officer, Commander Richard Hewitt Royal Navy, and Ship’s Company of HMS DEFENDER. The Clydebuilt, Glasgow Affiliated Destroyer invited the Scottish Area Chairman, Brian MacKenzie and guest and the City of Glasgow Chairman, Kenneth McKinnon and guest to join him for a Reception and Capability Demonstration on board, on the evening of Monday 25th March. This comprised a tour of the ship, followed by drinks and finger buffet together with an opportunity to meet and talk to members of the Ship’s Company. The evening culminated with Ceremonial Sunset at 9pm.

Sunday, 24 March 2019

HMS Defender visit

Seven of our members were invited on board for a tour of the ship afterwards we adjourned to the warrant officers mess for a few wets. We had lunch on board and swung the lantern with the crew. S/m Kenn Presented the mess with a bottle of Pussers Rum and a City of Glasgow RNA Plaque. He also received a HMS Defender Plaque from the Warrant Officers mess.

Saturday, 26 January 2019

K13 Commemoration

Copyright K McKinnon On the 26th S/m Brian MacKenzie (Standard Bearer) and Kenn McKinnon attended the commemoration service for the K13 Submarine lost with all hands in the Gareloch while undergoing trials in 1917. The service was held at the memorial in Elder Park, Govan. Rear Admiral Paul Halton OBE Commander Operations laid a wreath on behalf of the submarine service. Also in attendance were Commodore Ames Perks Deputy Rear Admiral Submarines and Commodore Bob Anstry Deputy FOSNI. The service was conducted by The Reverend Paul Jupp, honorary chaplain to the Submarine Association.

Sunday, 6 January 2019

HMY Iolaire Memorial

On Sunday 6th 13 RNA members attended the memorial service in Glasgow's Cathedral to remember the loss of 205 service men returning home from the 1st World War the ship hit rocks as she was about to enter Stornaway harbour. S/m Bob Coburn carried the RNA National Standard with S/m's Brian and Bernie with their branch standards. S/m Brian MacKenzie gave a reading. In attendance were Cadets from Clydebank and East Kilbride and RNR members from HMS Dalriada.