The Team

Darby Ashton

Darby Ashton


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

Anzac Day Driveway Observance

Calling all Naval Association of Australia Sandgate Sub-Section members! For this coming Anzac Day, veterans are encouraged to participate in the Driveway Observance Campaign at 6am on 25 April 2020, and — for posterity — Read more…

House News

New War Memorial dedicated

SANDGATE Sub-Section was honoured to be associated with the Dedication Ceremony of a new War Memorial and Remembrance Gardens at Murrumba Downs on 6 February 2020. Fig Tree Retirement Village, located at 1 McClintock Drive, Read more…