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

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Awareness Day

On Friday 14th September we had another awareness day at the Morrison's store in Auchenlea. Thanks to S/ms Kenn McKinnon, Brian MacKenzie, Anne McKinnon and Anne Cox for giving up their time to assist on the day.

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Arras Commemoration

S/m Brian Mackenzie had our standard on display at the Glasgow Cathedral on Sunday 2nd September for the 100 years commemoration of the Battle of Arras. This was hosted by SSAFA. The turn out was poor with approximately 15 veterans from all associations in attendance. Thank you Brian for displaying our standard.

Thursday, 23 August 2018

HMS Hood Commemoration

On Wednesday 22nd August four of our members attended the 100 year commemoration of the launch of HMS Hood at the West College, Clydebank Which has been built on the old John Brown ship yards where she was built. Rear Admiral Philip Wilcocks CB DSC DL gave a talk on her life in the RN. Commander William Sutherland RN gave a talk on her construction.

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Inter Association Games

Our Chairman Kenn McKinnon and Secretary Brian MacKenzie attended the RBLS/Edinburgh & East of Scotland, Inter-Association Games Day at the Tramways Bowling Club, Pilrig Street, Edinburgh. We were part of an RNA team in the bowls and dominoes contests along with two teams from the WRNS. We managed to reach the quarter finals in the bowls where a team from the Royal Artillery Association knocked us out by 1 point. There was food laid on with sandwiches during the afternoon and Curry/Stovies at 1800. These went down well with quite a few singing gingers. A very good day was had by all.

Sunday, 22 July 2018


On Saturday 21st we held a BBQ at the cadet unit in Clydebank. Our chef S/m Brian Mackenzie was in charge of the BBQ watched carefully by his good lady Irene Mackenzie. A big thank you to the both of them for providing excellent fare. We held a raffle which raised £40 for the cadet funds. Thank you to all who attended and to the cadet unit for the use of their premises.

Friday, 20 July 2018

Life Membership

At our branch meeting on 19th July S/m Brian MacKenzie in his role as Chairman of the Scottish Area presented S/m Kenny McKinnon, Chairman of the Glasgow branch with a Life Membership of the RNA and a pennant from the Scottish area.

Saturday, 30 June 2018

AFD Parade

On Saturday 30th June 6 of our members were on parade for Armed Forces Day. Thank you to S/m Brian MacKenzie for parading our standard. After the Parade we adjourned to the city chambers for a civic reception hosted by the Lord Provost Eva Bolander.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

HMS Glasgow Affiliation

Our association was invited by BAE Systems to be affiliated with the new type 26 frigate HMS Glasgow being built at Govan. On Thursday 28th ten of our members were invited to go to BAE Systems in Govan for an introduction to the new build and to view the work carried out so far on HMS Glasgow. We were given a talk and virtual walk through of the ship by the senior production manager Dave Skinner. We were then taken to the construction section to see how they cut the steel and form it to the various shapes required. We will be invited back to view the different stages of the build. Our Chairman Kenn McKinnon Presented Nicola Woolfries, Communications Advisor with a plaque from the City of Glasgow RNA and pointed out that the crest was the crest used in all ships named Glasgow.

AFD Standard Raising

S/ms Kenneth McKinnon and Brian MacKenzie attended the Armed Forces Week Standard raising in George Square. S/m Brian had our Standard on display and was the only standard out of all the associations represented at the ceremony. After the short service we adjourned to the city chambers for some light refreshment and we chatted with the council bailies.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Area Meeting/Social

On Friday 15th we held a small social in the RBLS club in Knightswood. Thank you to the members and delegates who turned up. on Saturday 16th we hosted the Scottish Area meeting in the Buff's Club in Whiteinch at 11:00. The meeting was chaired by S/m Brian MacKenzie the Scottish Area Chairman. A welcome was given by S/m Kenn McKinnon the Glasgow RNA Chairman. Thank you to S/m's Anne McKinnon and Anne Cox for doing the catering. The loyal toast was given by the Area Treasurer.