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OCAAA
The Old Caledonia Artificer Apprentices’ Association

OCAAA Newsletter Articles

If you have a tale to tell, or a particular memory to share, then don’t hesitate to put pen to paper (or keyboard to screen) and record the detail. Good quality, high- resolution images always help to bring the story out, so don’t forget to dig in your ditty box for some visual enhancements! Then send it to Mike Ketley, by email, using the link on the Contacts page. All welcome, the more the merrier.

Beat the Retreat and

Ceremonial Sunset

MoD Caledonia

27 JUNE 2019

With the kind permission of the DIO Head of Establishment, and the Scotland & Northern Ireland Naval Command, a “Beat the Retreat & Sunset” Ceremony is planned to be held on the Parade Ground at MoD Caledonia commencing at 1600 on Thursday 27 June 2019, to celebrate the 80 th Anniversary of the first Royal Navy Artificer Apprentices to enter the gates of the new MTE at Rosyth, which would eventually be commissioned as HMS CALEDONIA in 1946. This will also be a Fund Raising event for SEAFARERS UK, formerly the KING GEORGE V FUND for SAILORS (KGFS). All members and the families from; the Old Caledonia Artificer Apprentices Association, the Fisgard Association, the Rosyth & West Fife Royal Navy Association, the local area Sea Cadet Corps (& Dundee?), MoD CALEDONIA civilian and service personnel, HMS SCOTIA Royal Navy Reserves, the Royal Marine Reserves and the Ship’s Company of HMS PRINCE OF WALES (et al?), will be invited to attend. Please contact Lionel Fisher should you require further details.

New OCAAA Banner Unveiled

Ahead of 2019 AGM

After much deliberation, accompanied by the consumption of copious quantities of tea and buns, the OCAAA Committee finalised the design and procurement of a new promotional banner to be deployed at OCAAA events. The banner (shown below) is based on the Newsletter header and pertinent basic info about our association. Don’t forget your selfies with the banner at the AGM and Reunion next month!

Secure Area of Web Site

Reinstated

As of Tuesday 11th June 2019, the secure area of the web site has been re-instated and can now be found by accessing “The Tiff’s Mess” and linking from there through to the Newsletter and Movies pages. Further pages will be added in the coming weeks/months. The access credentials required to see the secure content have changed. Bona fide members of OCAAA who are on email will receive details from the Secretary shortly. All other enquiries will be tested against the membership database before credentials are provided. For those yet to slip their £25 the way of the Secretary, an application form can be found at the bottom of the “About Us” page, which is publicly accessible.

OCAAA Newsletter Articles

If you have a tale to tell, or a particular memory to share, then don’t hesitate to put pen to paper (or keyboard to screen) and record the detail. Good quality, high-resolution images always help to bring the story out, so don’t forget to dig in your ditty box for some visual enhancements! Then send it to Mike Ketley, by email, using the link on the Contacts page. All welcome, the more the merrier.

Beat the Retreat and Ceremonial

Sunset

MoD Caledonia

27 JUNE 2019

With the kind permission of the DIO Head of Establishment, and the Scotland & Northern Ireland Naval Command, a “Beat the Retreat & Sunset” Ceremony is planned to be held on the Parade Ground at MoD Caledonia commencing at 1600 on Thursday 27 June 2019, to celebrate the 80 th Anniversary of the first Royal Navy Artificer Apprentices to enter the gates of the new MTE at Rosyth, which would eventually be commissioned as HMS CALEDONIA in 1946. This will also be a Fund Raising event for SEAFARERS UK, formerly the KING GEORGE V FUND for SAILORS (KGFS). All members and the families from; the Old Caledonia Artificer Apprentices Association, the Fisgard Association, the Rosyth & West Fife Royal Navy Association, the local area Sea Cadet Corps (& Dundee?), MoD CALEDONIA civilian and service personnel, HMS SCOTIA Royal Navy Reserves, the Royal Marine Reserves and the Ship’s Company of HMS PRINCE OF WALES (et al?), will be invited to attend. Please contact Lionel Fisher should you require further details.

New OCAAA Banner

Unveiled Ahead of

2019 AGM

After much deliberation, accompanied by the consumption of copious quantities of tea and buns, the OCAAA Committee finalised the design and procurement of a new promotional banner to be deployed at OCAAA events. The banner (shown below) is based on the Newsletter header and pertinent basic info about our association. Don’t forget your selfies with the banner at the AGM and Reunion next month!