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Thousands Turn Out to Witness the Historic Riding of the Marches

Record numbers of spectators turned out to witness the historic Edinburgh Riding of the Marches.

The ride, which took place on Sunday 17th March 2017, saw approximately 25,000 people lining the beautiful cobbled Edinburgh streets to witness over 280 horses traversing the Royal Mile.

Steeped in history, the yearly ride is a spectacular re-enactment of the return of the Captain of the Trained Band to Edinburgh, following the tragic news of defeat at the battle of Flodden in 1513.

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Royal Navy Electronic Technician Receives Herbert Lott Award for Inventive Mapping System

A talented Electronic Technician (ET) has been awarded the Herbert Lott Innovation and Invention Award for pioneering a ground-breaking mapping system on-board HMS Queen Elizabeth.

ET WE Daniel Gibbs received the award after creating an advanced network monitoring and defect identification capability which allows Network Group and Duty Weapon Engineers to identify real-time issues with the Internal Network Electronic Infrastructure.

Created in 1930, the Herbert Lott Naval Trust Fund was established in order to recognise those in the naval service who have significantly improved the way in which the Naval and Marines Forces operate.

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Red, White & Blue Day 2017

Last Friday, 6th October, marked the Charity’s annual Red, White & Blue day in schools. The annual fundraising initiative, which raises vital funds for ourselves, The RAF Benevolent Fund and The Royal Navy, and Royal Marines Charity, helps us to promote awareness of the difficulties faced by Service families.

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The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity Greenwich Hospital Grant awards £40,000 to Combat Stress

Veterans’ mental health charity Combat Stress has received a £40,000 grant from The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and their strategic partner, Greenwich Hospital.

This generous grant has been awarded to go towards core treatment and support costs for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines veterans that come to the charity. Combat Stress provides specialist treatment at its treatment centres, practical and clinical support in the Community and a free 24-hour Helpline.

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How to Celebrate Red, White and Blue Day

Red, White and Blue Day is a national fundraising campaign for schools that raises money in support of the RAF Benevolent Fund, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. The money raised is split between the three long-established charities which all have close ties with our Armed Forces.

This year’s campaign will take place on Friday 6 October, with thousands of school children across the UK dressing up in red, white and blue in support of the men and women of the Armed Forces.

So, how can your school get involved in this year’s campaign?

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Top Philanthropist Hintze’s Contribution Recognised at National Naval Charity

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) has awarded noted philanthropist and friend of the charity, Sir Michael Hintze, the role of Senior Vice Patron.

This key ambassadorial role recognises Sir Michael’s extraordinary encouragement and support of the RNRMC over the last eight years, which has been invaluable as the Charity has established itself on the national scene.

Sir Michael Hintze’s leadership and example have been crucial in attracting philanthropic donations to assist the work of the charity. His loyalty, the momentum that his support has generated, and the generosity of the Hintze Family Foundation, has enabled the RNRMC in its mission to support sailors, marines and their families, for life.

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Record numbers of Naval children attend Kings Camps in Portsmouth and Fareham

The Kings Camp at both HMS Temeraire and HMS Collingwood ended this year with record high numbers of naval children in attendance.

Children from ages 5 to 14 years-old turned up in their droves to attend this summer’s sporting activity camps. The camps, which play host to children from naval background, offer a plethora of fun sports activities from Badminton to Swimming, the camp offers it all.

Having begun as a single week at HMS Temeraire with between 30 and 40 children, Kings Camp Portsmouth and HMS Collingwood in Fareham now host over 210 children between them.

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The ‘must have’ bag that’s CAUSING WAVES and raising thousands to support the Naval  Community.  

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity have been overwhelmed by the popularity of their ‘Carrier Bags’ which commemorate the arrival of the Navy’s newest Aircraft Carrier the HMS Queen Elizabeth. The limited edition ‘Carrier Bags’ have raised thousands of pounds for The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) and are fast becoming the unexpected must have item of the summer

The stylish hessian bags that feature an artistic stencil of HMS Queen Elizabeth have sold at such an impressive rate, that over 1000 bags were sold within the first 12 hours alone.

Not only are the ‘Carrier Bags’ a memento of an historic day in Britain’s naval history but 100% of the funds raised by the bags will go towards aiding the naval community. As the official charity of the Royal Navy, the RNRMC’s mission is to ensure that sailors, marines, veterans and their families are supported, for life.

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Over £35,850 raised for Armed Forces at Royal Ascot this year

A staggering £35,850 was raised on the Friday at Royal Ascot for the three leading Armed Forces charities, the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

For the fifth year running military personnel joined racegoers for Royal Ascot’s unofficial Armed Forces Day. In addition to special ticket offers for military personnel, 80 volunteers from the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army, and Royal Air Force carried out collections for their principal charities.

This year, the generous racegoers donated an incredible £22,103 in just two hours. The sale of 5,499 jugs of Pimms led to a further donation of £13,747 bringing the total to £35,850 for the day.

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