RNA 10 Area
Unity, Loyalty, Comradeship and Patriotism

RNA 10 Area. Harry Harley - Area President.

1954 Aged 16 joined the Royal Navy as Junior Assistant Cook for 12 years.  (My twelve did not commence   until my 18th birthday.)  Entry via Victoria Barracks, then 5 months at HMS Ceres, Wetherby before joining HMS Drake. HMS Ark-Royal, HMS Alaunia, HMS Drake Cookery School.  Rated Leading Cook

1957 –58 HMS Carron, and HMS Roebuck (Dartmouth Training Squadron)

1959 HMS Sea-Eagle (Londonderry) HMS Drake Cookery School. Qualified for PO Cook..

1959 –60 HMS Albion (Far East Fleet)  

RN Wireless Station Inskip.  HMS Rothesay,  Fishery Protection Sqd’n.

1962 HMS Rothesay, HMS Yarmouth, Rated PO Cook. HMS Royal Arthur (808 course.)

1963 HMS Pembroke Chatham, HMS Hartland Point Singapore.

1964 HMS Pembroke Chatham, HMS Dampier Singapore.

1965 HMS Dampier, HMS Collingwood.

1966 HMS Collingwood, HMS Pembroke. RN Supply School for Officers training course. Promoted S/Lt.

1967 –68 RN College Greenwich. HMS Hermes.

1968 –70 HMS Ganges, (Rodney Division Training Officer)

1970 –72 HMS  Dolphin, Submarine Sqdn Cookery Officer. Promoted Lieutenant.

1972- 73 HMS Osprey, Staff of Flag Officer Sea Training (Sea Rider.)

1974 –76 M.O.D. (Navy) Public Relations Dep’t. MOD (Navy) Staff of the Directorate of Fleet Supply Duties.

1976 –78 Supply Staff Officer, HMS Eaglet Mersey Division RNR Sea Training Centre. Promoted to Lt. Cd’r.

1978 –80 RN Supply Training School HMS Pembroke, Training Officer.

1980 – 81 RN Staff College. (Student on Staff Officers Course 59.)

1981 - 82  Supply Officer RNH Haslar.

1982 – 84 Staff Officer to Commander in Chief Naval Home Command.

1984 Promoted to Commander

1984 – 85 Supply Officer and Closure Officer, HMS Excellent Whale Island.

1985 – 87 Headquarters Commandant NATO Naval Base Naples.

1987 – 90 Military Assistant to Flag Officer Commanding NATO Defence College Rome.

1991 Retired from Active List on age.

Became President of Area 10 in 1999 and takes a very active role in the administration of the Area.

President of the Liverpool Branch, Bowring Park Road.