LLANDUDNO Royal Naval Association(RNA) has been awarded a medal by a Royal Canadian Legion branch.

The Collingwood Royal Canadian Legion Branch in Ontario is responsible for the RNA receiving the John McCrae Medal.

Llandudno RNA sends foreign stamps each year to the Canadian branch which are then given to special needs students to educate them about geography, organisational skills and improve motor skills.

In return these students visit retirement and nursing homes, serve tea and cakes to veterans and their families and write Christmas Cards to Canadian military personnel serving overseas.

Lt Colonel John McCrae, MD was a Canadian poet, physician, author, artist and soldier during the First World War, and a surgeon during the Second Battle of Ypres, in Belgium. He is best known for writing the famous war memorial poem "In Flanders Fields". McCrae died of pneumonia near the end of the war.

Anyone who wishes to donate foreign stamps, they can be sent to RNA Llandudno C/O Ex Services Club, 7 Vaughan St, Llandudno, LL30 1AB. The RNA meets on the first Friday of every month at 8pm. Its Christmas function will be held on Friday, December 6 and all ex Royal Navy, Royal Marines, WRENS, Royal Fleet Auxiliary personnel are invited to attend this evening. For details email rnallandudno@btinternet.com.