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Membership of the RNPA

Membership of the RNPA site is open to all serving and ex-Phots. who have been in the branch. In order to access the profiles of other members requires you to be a member. We welcome anyone who is, or has been a navy phot.

Discretionary Membership of the Association

At the discretion of your committee they may also ‘invite’ a person to join our Association if they serve as a member of the committee or have a direct connection with the branch in some capacity.

Serving RN Photographers

Serving phots. are automatically members of the Association and are not required to pay the normal annual subscription for membership.

When a serving phot. leaves the service he or she is asked to pay the annual subscription of £15pa for single membership, or £20pa for joint membership.

Do You Know Any Ex-RN Photographers?

If you are currently in touch with any phot. who is not a member then please help us to swell our numbers by letting them know about the RNPA. The easiest way to do this is to share the RNPA website with them, and then let us know too, via the membership secretary, Steve King. Use the link below to send Steve a message…

Click here to send Steve a message through our Contact Page.


Or you can just send a message below and we will pick up the information from you from here. Thank you.

  2 comments for “Join Us!

  1. Ian M. Johnson
    25th February 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Hallo – I wonder if there are any members who were National Service Phots ?
    I joined August !955 at Lee on Solent, with basic training at Nuneaton, was categorised as a Phot and was trained at the School of Photography at HMS ? at Ford Sussex.
    I know it’s very ancient history – but is there anyone out there who has any memories of those days
    Ian M. Johnson Colchester Essex Feb. 2015

    • Profile photo of Ron Hetherington
      30th March 2016 at 6:28 pm

      Greetings fellow Nat, Service type !! Like you I joined way back in the mists of time when things were a bit different from now ! That was June 1956.
      I started off at HMS Daedalus to get kitted up then off to HMS Gamecock at Nuneaton… Ark Royal Division. As you did, it was then down to HMS Peregrine at Ford and our mess was over on the Yapton side of the airfield until being moved later to the main camp. Happy days, where I did the Phot 2 course bar two weeks but was a Phot 3 in the long run.
      Then, having joined the Navy to see the world, I made the long journey to HMS Fulmar at Lossiemouth . Can’t complain as enjoyed every moment.
      Lots of things we can talk about I’m sure but better via our own email addresses ?
      Look forward to seeing if this gets to you. as your post is a year old.
      Ron.

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