The Merchant Navy Association Newsletter
‘Full Ahead’

The Merchant Navy Association commissions a newsletter four times per year in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

Full Ahead Newsletter of the MNAThe newsletter offers regular features such as ‘Around The Branches’, where each of the branches has an opportunity to tell their news or pass on their stories, ‘Postbag’ where individuals get their opportunity to have their say, request help or just tell their news.

Many interesting stories appear in each of the issues thanks to the great work that editor John Rix does to search them out for the pleasure of all, many of which tell of days of old (and some not so old) as well as bring back memories for many.

Each issue looks at the latest book releases to offer an insight into what is available and receives a special review mostly by the editor himself. Also in each issue we find ‘Ships In Profile’, a series of articles giving details of a different ship in each issue.

Take a look at a digital version of one of the previous issues for inspiration:
(Printed copies may be available upon request for advertising enquiries)

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If you would like to contribute to a forthcoming issue the deadlines are as follows:

Spring Issue – contributions by 20th February
Summer Issue – contributions by 20th May
Autumn Issue – contributions required by 20th August
Winter Issue – contributions required by 3rd November

Editorial contributions should be forwarded to the temporary editor:
John Sail
c/o Bramble Hall Day Nursery, Station Rd, Sutterton, Boston PE20 2JH

Editor Wanted: The MNA are looking for a volunteer to take on the role of editor on a temporary or permanent basis – in the first instance if you are interested please contact John Sail.

The MNA newsletter is funded by advertising and we would like to thank all those who support the publication.


If you would like to receive more information about advertising opportunities in this or any other MNA publication please contact:
Nigel Clarke
Clarke Design & Media Ltd
Wisteria House, Stump Cross Lane, Swineshead, Boston, Lincs. PE20 3JJ
Tel: 0845 3880281 Fax: 0845 3880283 or e-mail:


To subscribe to Full Ahead and receive the next four issues we will need to arrange a payment. We have two ways of doing this:

Online Subscription: Subscribe to Full Ahead Online now – just click on the link below and order your digital or hard copy subscription.
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Postal Option – Send a cheque made out to “The Merchant Navy Association” for £10 UK or £15 for Overseas (drawn on a UK Bank) to:

Tim Brant, Events & Welfare Officer
The Merchant Navy Association
9, Saxon Way, Caistor, Market Rasen, LN7 6SG

Please include your details and delivery address.

At any point if you wish to unsubscribe to the Full Ahead please e-mail:
Alternatively write to the Events & Welfare Officer at the address above.