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Britannia Royal Naval College Visit

August 8th, 2013


Having established a good contact with BRNC’s First Lieutenant’s 2 i/c a CPO ET(ME), Ben Petri; I managed to arrange a private tour of the Naval College.  On August 8th shipmates Ken Dustan, Arthur Coulton and Claudette, Ross & Kelly Barden and Callum & Ella their children along with Angela and I made up the small party.  Sadly Peter Fawkes and his wife had to cancel at last moment.

Our guide was the First Lieutenant, Lieutenant Commander Henaghen, who was very knowledgeable and made the tour extremely interesting and indeed on occasion amusing.  You may recall from previous issue that our guide had served 37 years in RN, starting as one of the last Junior Seaman, working his way up to WO1 before being commissioned.  He is the first ex lower-decker to hold the position of ‘Jimmy’ of the college, a remarkable achievement and his many experiences came across during our tour

Leadership School, accommodation in rear

Great Dining Hall

Great Dining Hall

Coats of Arms on ceiling

Lt. Cdr Heneghen amusing members

Rear View of college

On the Quarterdeck
"Is it a bird?"

Trident Submarine model

Battle of Trafalgar painting

Admirals of Fleet banners

Admirals of Fleet banners

In main chapel

Undergraduates Life Belt

Main chapel window

Side chapel side window
Statuette presented by Prince Charles - Prince of Wales


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