Meet Our Team.
Committee Brid RNA
A small team of committee members help to ensure that Bridlington Royal Naval Association runs as smoothly as possible. All are volunteers and give up their time freely to help support members and to ensure that the core values of the RNA are observed
Chairman: Martin Jolly
Martin has been Chairman of the Bridlington Branch since 2014. Amongst his other roles he is also Chairman of Bridlington's branch of the RBL and Executive Officer of the Sea Cadets in Bridlington.
Martin served in the Royal Navy for four and a half year and left as a Leading Seaman.
Vice Chairman, Welfare Officer, Acting PRO: Mike Rubery
Mike "Rubes" Rubery spent four years as secretary before being relieved earlier this year. He also holds the role as Secretary of Bridlington & District Submariners Association.
Rubes served for just short of 18 years in the RN and completed his service as a CPOWEA on nuclear powered hunter killer submarines.
Secretary: Barry Riley
Barry "Swampy" Riley took up the role as branch secretary in February 2019 having been a member of Bridlington RNA for three years
Swampy served in the Royal Navy for 22 years and left as a CPOWTR
Treasurer Mike Cook
Mike "Cookie" Cook has been treasurer for two years. He runs a successful driving instructor school and is a very active member of the RNA
Mike served for 22 years in the RN and left with the rate of Chief Petty Officer.
Standard Bearer: Martin Barmby
Martin "Barney" Barmby has been a member of the RNA since the early 1980's. He has held just about all positions within the branch including Chairman and Secretary.
Barney completed his 22 years service as a CPO Marine Engineer on Nuclear powered Polaris submarines
SLOPS: Mike Blake
Mike "Blakey Blake has been a long serving member of the branch. He is a well known figure around town and is the man to see if you need any RNA gizzits be it uniform, gifts or casual wear with branch logo.
A ganges man Mike served for several years in the RN and left as an able seaman at the backend of the 1960's
Social Secretary: Vicky Barton
Vicky has been branch social secretary for two years and is responsible for organising all branch functions and events.
Vicky served for several years in the Royal Navy as an aircraft engineer in the fleet air arm.
Delegate: John L'Amie
John "Poppa Smurf" L'Amie has he affectionately known, has been branch delegate for two years. Another very active member of the branch John can be seen at all the RNA events helping out.
Another 22 year man, John served in the Fleet Air Arm and left the service with the rate of Chief Petty Officer.