The Team

Darby Ashton

Darby Ashton

President

Our Sub-Section of the Naval Association of Australia (the "NAA") has the distinction of being one of the first formed in Queensland, way back in 1954, and we’re still powering along.
We gather each month for meetings and fellowship at the Training Ship Paluma facility in Sinbad Street, Shorncliffe.
If you're a serving, or ex-Royal Australian Navy matelot, we'd love for you to drop by to share some fellowship with us.
To find out when the next meeting is on, just check out our blog, or better still, find and like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Every month or so our members volunteer to run a fundraising sausage sizzle out the front of the Carseldine Bunnings Warehouse.
Come along and say “hello” as nothing beats sharing some camaraderie in person.
Welcome aboard!

Peter Collins

Peter Collins

Honorary Webmaster

This website was devised with you - the existing or prospective - member of the Naval Association of Australia (the "NAA") in mind.
While our focus is on the Sandgate Sub-Section, we like to think any casual visitor who is curious about the foundations, traditions, customs and history of the Royal Australian Navy, and the NAA itself, will find something worthwhile in these pages.
We set off on this online journey on 4 July 2017. The Sub-Section has expanded its "outreach" to Facebook and Twitter since then.
There's even a Facebook "group" page for you to join to keep in touch with events, stories and Sub-Section news that might be of relevance to you.
Once you get to know us better, perhaps you will consider joining your nearest Sub-Section of the NAA.
"Once Navy. Always Navy."

Recent Posts

Ship's Log
House News

Sausage sizzle times!

THEY’RE on again — the Sub-Section will be rolling into the Bunnings Carseldine carpark ahead of Christmas, for a 7am start. Our Secretary, Kevin Wilson, today also announced the dates for the first half of 2019. Read more…

News Updates

You Can’t Stop the Beat!

DATECLAIMER: Friday, 26 October 2018, 7pm to 9pm, Currumbin RSL, 165 Duringan Street, Currumbin, Queensland. Tickets: Just $20. It will be a hoot! ABOUT THE RANVB THE Royal Australian Navy Band Association Incorporated (the “RAN Read more…

House News

Blooming great help!

HELP for St Mary’s Anglican Church’s Centenary of Armistice Day Project at Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, is coming from places far and wide, and from all kinds of wonderful volunteer workers. President of the Naval Association Read more…

News Updates

Poppy-making workshops at the Ekka

THE annual Royal Queensland Show (the “Ekka”), now in its 141st year, is arguably Queensland’s largest and most loved event bringing Queenslanders together to celebrate Australia’s agriculture and rich cultural history through competitions, live music, Read more…