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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