Author Archive for Pete Bunting

Left the RN in 1986, worked in broadcast TV for fifteen years, then as a Museum Technician at the RAF Museum at Cosford. Now retired, Ha ha. Chairman of the RNA in Newport. Bridget and I put a lot of hours into our club and for the most part find it rewarding and very time consuming. Both still pretty active, trying to keep reasonably fit.

Newport (Shropshire) Royal Naval Association

Greetings everyone.  A much happier report from our RNA.  All goes well, we’re almost back to our normal opening routines and holding a quite reasonable bank balance.  We still have to negotiate a new lease towards the end of next year (2022).  Latest conversation with the Landlord suggests that he’s much more amicable to supporting us than selling.  Sighs of relief all round but the target is moving, no time to relax.

The offer remains wide open folks, if you’re in the Newport area for a few days make sure you find out what’s going on at the Newport Navy Club, that’s the Facebook tag for us.  We’ve been doing Vets Breakfasts for a few months now, they are getting popular.  Hosting the NHS Diabetic Eye Screening has been a pleasure.  We’re running Open Mic every Tuesday night and our Club night is Saturday, live music and dancing till you drop.

All the best to all our RNPA members.

Pete Bunting

01952 813193

07850 462575

The RNA in Newport

Hello Everyone.

Good news about the RNA in Newport.  I’m very pleased to say that we are still in business, we have our heads above water and the members are coming back.  We have signed up to the the Armed Forces Covenant. That makes us a lot more able to help our members and others with a much longer reach than we had before.  One of our members contracted MND, we now have him under the direct care of specialists.  All with the support of the Covenant.

For those of you attended the reunion in Telford, the RNA Club held a function for the reunion, you know where the club is, it hasn’t moved, we’d love to see you back here.  There’s also a standing invitation to any member of the RNPA to visit the Club if you’re in our area.  Newport is in Shropshire, not too far from RAF Cosford.

Pete Bunting (Ex CPOA (Phot)