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The RYA has published a reminder on how to call the Coastguard following a number of recent questions from members about the correct call sign now that the modernisation programme has been completed and a number of Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centres (MRCCs) have closed. The article can be read HERE
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JANUARY   Thu 03 TV Production Meeting HQS Wellington Wed 09 Boat Show London Fri 11 65th Anniversary of HMV Britannia Edinburgh Thu 17 RFAA Meeting Birmingham Mon 14 Wellington Trust Lecture  -   Coral Reefs HQS Wellington Sun 27 Holocaust  Memorial Day Worldwide FEBRUARY   Sat 02 National Council Meeting  -   Observers welcome Birmingham Wed 06 Chamber of Shipping Dinner London Sun 10 Samuel Plimsoll Day Folkestone Mon 11 Wellington Trust Lecture  -   U - Boats London Sat 16 Chinese New Year Worldwide MARCH   Mon 11 Wellington Trust Lecture  -   Capt. Fyatt HQS Wellington Mon 11 Commonwealth Day Worldwide Sa t 16 Mathew Flinders Day - a bar   on every ship! UK/Australia Wed 20 Vernal Equinox Worldwide Sot 23 World Meteorological Day - founded to  help shipping Worldwide Mon 25 RBL Meeting London Fri 29 BREXIT Day UK Sun 31 Mothering Sunday  -   Advance clocks one hour at 0200 hours UK Sun 31 40th Anniversary of British Withdrawal from Malta UK/Malta APRIL   Thu 04 70th Anniversary NATO Haren,  Brussels Fri 05 - 08 SAMA ASM Grantham Mon 9 - 11 Ocean Business 2019 Southampton Sa t 13 MNA30 DINNER  - Adelphi Hotel Liverpool Sun 14 - 28 National Ferry Fortnight UK Fri 19 600D FRIDAY UK Sun 21 HRH the Queen, 93rd Birthday UK Thu 25 ANZAC Day Commonwealth Sa t 27 National Council Meeting  -   observers welcome Birmingham Tue 30 Bicentennial HMS Trincomalee  -   HMS Unicorn in Dundee Hartlepool MAY   Wed 01 SET WALKINS IN MAY  -   arrange local events Worldwide Wed 01 MNWB Meeting, Union Jack Club London Wed 08 VE Day Europe Sun 12 MNA30 Midlands Branch Party  -   founding Branch Birmingham Thu 14 - 15 Tugnology Conference  -   Arena Liverpool Fri 24 Tall Ships arrive in Gloucester Docks Gloucester Sat 25 Closing Date tor MN Medal applications UK Fri  31 National Fish A Chip Day  -   Branch Supper Night  -   Support SfUK UK JUNE   Sat 01 Port of London Open Day London Wed 05 -   09 D - Day Events Begin Portsmouth Sat 08 World Ocean's Day Worldwide Wed 13 HMT Lancastria Service, St Katherine Cree London Sun  16 Falklands Chapel Service Pangbourne Fri 21 Longest Day of the Year UK Sat 22 - 23 Weymouth Veterans Parade Weymouth Mon 24 - 28 Seafarers Awareness Week/Raising of HM Forces Flag UK Sat 29 Armed Forces Day Salisbury Sun 30 125th Anniversary of Tower  Bridge London JU LY   Sat 06 National Council Meeting - observers welcome Birmingham Wed 10 COBSEO ASM London Fri 12 15th Maritime Charity Ball London Sat 13 MNA30 Boston Branch Party Sutterton Sun 14 Sea Sunday UK Thu 25 MNABC ASM Weymouth AUGUST   Mon 05 80th Anniversary HMS Belfast London Sat 10 Cowes Sailing Week  - MNABC Members Isle of Wight
Sun 11 George Cross Island. All Hallows London Thu 15 VJ Day Worldwide SEPTEMBER   Tue 03 Merchant Navy Day  -   Local UK/Overseas Tue 03 New MN Memorial  Dedication Plymouth Sun 08 MNDCS19 at Tower Hill London Wed 11 MNWB Meeting  -   UJC London Mon 09 - 13 London International Shipping Week London Sat 14 Last Night of the Proms  -   Fantasia of British Songs London Sun 15 Battle of Britain Day UK Thu 19 Mn100 FESTIVAL of the Sea 4 Gala Dinner Greenwich Mon 23 Autumnal Equinox UK Thu 26 World Maritime Day (Empowering Women) Worldwide OCTOBER   Wed 02 Older People’s Day  -   Local Engagement UK/Overseas Thu 03 National Nuclear Test Vets Awareness Day  (BNTVA) UK Wed 09 MSSC AGM London Wed 09 Annual National Seafarers Service. St Paul's London Thu 10 Maritime Foundation Service  -   All Hallows by the Tower London Mon 21 Trafalgar Day UK Sat 26 MNA AGM and Reunion plus the Members Open Forum Birmingham Sun 27 Clocks back one hour at 0200 hrs UK Mon 28 - 29 MC6 Conference, Trinity House London NOVEMBER   Fri 08 Festival of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey London Sat 09 Festival of Remembrance  -   Albert Hall London Sun 10 Remembrance Service at  Cenotaph and St Pauls London Mon 11 Armistice Day Worldwide Sat 16 MNA Newport Service of Remembrance Newport Fri 22 150th Cutty Sark Greenwich Fri 29 MNA Curry Lunch, Wellington London DECEMBER   Sun 22 Shortest Day  -   Winter Solstice UK Wed 25 Christmas Day Worldwide