Trowbridge & District White Ensign Association
Trowbridge & District White Ensign Association was founded in 1936 by a group of
ex Royal Naval ratings living in Trowbridge and the villages to provide welfare support
for serving and retired members of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and the WRNS
and their dependents. It became a registered charity in 1980. Trowbridge White Ensign
is an independent local charity run entirely by unpaid volunteers and with no expensive
overheads. Full Membership is open to all who served in the Royal Navy & Royal Marines.
Associate membership is open to those who share our aims but did not serve in the Royal
Navy or Royal Marines. Trowbridge White Ensign Association provides:-
Care and support for the ex Royal Navy community in Trowbridge & District.
A link to the national maritime charities for those who need extra funding and assistance.
Visits from our members for the sick and disabled members of the Naval community.
Advice on housing and respite care.
Regular meetings and outings so that members can meet together socially.
Regular support for community events in Trowbridge.
Financial Support for TS ACHILLES the Trowbridge Sea Cadet Unit.
We regularly hold collections at supermarkets and shopping malls to fund our activities and also so that we can give support to national bodies such as SSAFA, Blind Veterans UK, Combat Stress,RN Benevolent Trust, Royal Star and Garter Home, Seafarers UK and the RNLI amongst others.
During the last year we have raised and donated£2448 . We have raised over £25,000 since 1999.
We were the lead organisation in the Restoration and Refurbishment of the Holy Trinity War Memorial to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.
Meetings are held at the Lovemead House Conservative Club on the 3rd Wednesday of every month (except December) commencing at 8pm. From time time we have Guest Speakers, the most recent being on “A history of Trowbridge Pubs” and “The Battle of Jutland”.
Our Branch has been in continuous existence for 70 years in September 2016, the first meeting being held at the Garrick Club in Trowbridge on 24 September 1946. The first elected Chairman was Mr C Northcote and the first AGM for Trowbridge Branch was held on 22nd January 1948 and the President elected at that time was Air Cdr A C H Sharp DSO AFC (Later Air Vice Marshal).
This year (2016) the Branch will celebrate its 70th anniversary. A celebratory dinner will be held in October at the Farmhouse Inn Southwick. We will also have dedicated our new Trowbridge & West Wiltshire Standard, coincident with the laying up of the Trowbridge Standard, at St James Church on Battle of Britain Sunday -18 September 2016.
A programme of activities takes place throughout the year, which is detailed in a Branch Calendar produced annually, including lunches, coffee mornings, outings, an annual dinner and a very popular Christmas draw.
The Branch meetings are regularly held on the third Tuesday of the month at Lovemead House (Trowbridge Conservative Club) , 25 Roundstone St. Trowbridge at 19:30
New members and associate members are always cordially welcomed.
Royal Naval Association Frome
The Frome branch of the Royal Naval Association is over 60 years old and has managed to increase its membership against the current trend of declining service associations. Although a fair distance from the sea and naval ports, Frome has supported the Royal Navy over a long period this was demonstrated by its adoption of HMS/M Thunderbolt, formerly HMS/M Thetis in February 1942.
During the last 22 years the branch has organised and sponsored hugely popular annual Royal Marines Band concerts held in the Frome Memorial Theatre. Funds that are raised, by this event and others, help us to donate monies to local and national service charities and allow us to support sponsorship. The Trowbridge based Sea Cadets unit, TS Achilles, has been sponsored for many years by the branch and received donations towards their purchase of a pair of pulling boats for training and various other items of equipment. Many of the members are also very active in Frome's community and charity organisations from the Frome Memorial Theatre to Frome Hospital.
You are invited to come along to a branch night and meet us; the venue for our meetings is the Frome Rugby Club, Gypsy Lane and commences at 7.30pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month followed by "Up Spirits" and tea or coffee.
Frome Rugby Club
We meet on the third Thursday of every month.
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Armed Forces Bikers
The Armed Forces Bikers was founded on 25 May 2011 by former members of Army Bikers. The AFB are Side Patched Riders who gained charity status on 5 July 2012. UK Registered Charity Number 1147967 and Scottish Charity Number SC043586. All proceeds donated to the AFB are used for the benefit of veterans in charitable need. The AFB employs no staff and is run entirely by volunteers. The charity's activities are funded by AFB Trading Ltd, a non-profit online shop whose only share holder is the charity.
The Armed Forces Bikers (AFB) is a United Kingdom based motorcycle charity which aims to assist former serving members of the armed forces in charitable need as a result of injury or other harmful experience suffered during their service, to resettle and rehabilitate into civilian life, also to relieve the needs of former members of the armed forces and their families.
If anyone is interested in joining the Armed Forces Bikers (AFB) please log onto the forum at http://www.armedforcesbikers.co.uk<http://www.armedforcesbikers.co.uk/> for further details.
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PROSEC operatives are fully licensed by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and are also trained in First Aid. PROSEC are a diverse company within the industry providing SIA Security Services nationwide, SIA Security Training and Private Investigation services across the South West.
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Kennet Furniture Refurbiz’ service provides people with an affordable way to buy household furniture and appliances in the knowledge that they are safe and fit for purpose. We specifically aim to provide for low income households by offering discounted prices to those that qualify.
Items are received through our collection service which is offered to the whole county including Swindon. Many clients make a donation for this service to dispose of items that are no longer of use to them but are of great quality.
To achieve all our work we rely on a number of volunteers in a broad range of roles from cleaners to drivers, carpenters to engineers. For those volunteers seeking paid employment we support them during their time with us by providing experience, skills, knowledge and job seeking advice.
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Devizes and District motor club started in 1924, to allow car enthusiasts a platform to share and promote motor sport for all. This is still very much our aim today, with the club being involved in events such as Emergency services, to showcase that motor sport is accessible to all in many different forms. In 2016 we were highly recommended by the MSA (motor sports association) and also use our events to raise funds for the Wiltshire air ambulance. Throughout the year the club organise varied events, such as monthly 12 cars (navigation events costing £12 per event), Charity Autosolo ( a series of timed test, at Kemble airfield costing competitors £35 for a day of motor sport), and our popular classic tour around the local area (£18 per entry). We also our involved with other clubs to ensure all our members have access to all types of motor sport.
Club members are very active in supporting the club and we have members of varying age, including 12 year old navigators that give the older generation a run for their money. Social events are also a regular occurrence with these including a safeguarding talk, Go-karting and awards dinner in January.
The club meets on the first Tuesday of every month at The Crown, 19 New Park Street, Devizes, SN10 1EA and membership for a year costs from £5, to a family membership £20.