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Have you heard of “Project Semaphore”, it is a very exiting project organised by our friends in the Royal Navy Association to bring IT to members of the RNA and RFA Association… on

Do you wish you were on line but find the prospect of buying and setting up a computer daunting?

You might be interested to know that our friends in the RN Association are prepared to share Project Semaphore with us and supply an iPads free of charge to veterans, including RFA veterans, who qualify.  iPads are far simpler to use than computers but they still enable you to go on-line, search the web, email and skype with friends.

The object of Project Semaphore is to help older veterans who may find it difficult to operate a computer but who could use an iPad.

To be considered, the strict criteria is:

  • You must be a member of the RFA Association
  • And be aged 65 or over
  • And you must have a sponsor.  (The sponsor is a person who is prepared to set up the iPad for you and who will be the point of contact with the RNA/RFAA.  clearly they will need some IT skills but this could perhaps be a younger family member or colleague.)

If you would like to apply, either download the form icon RNA Ipad (113.86 kB) complete it and send it to:- 

The Chairman
RFA Association
14 St Nicholas Grove,
Wrea Green,
PR4 2WB.


Complete the online form HERE (please note the usual security stuff, no account numbers, no passwords etc)

Also if you know of RFAA members who are not online, fulfil the age criteria and who might benefit from Project Semaphore please get in touch ( so we can see if we can help.