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  BBC - Devon Bookshelf - Britannia Royal Naval College 1905-2005
Britannia Royal Naval College 1905-2005 costs £25 and is published by Richard Webb of Dartmouth (01803 835525).
The BRNC (as it's referred to locally) is these days part and parcel of Dartmouth and plays a huge role in the town.
Prince Charles and Prince Andrew received their Royal Navy training here, and legend has it that the Queen, as a young Princess Elizabeth, first met Prince Philip on a Royal visit to BRNC in 1939...and it was (so the story goes) love at first sight.
www.bbc.co.uk /devon/culture/bookshelf/brnc.shtml   (586 words)

Britannia remained the Latin name for Great Britain, but after the fall of the Roman Empire it had lost most symbolic meaning until the rise of British influence and later, the British Empire, which at its height, ruled a quarter of the world's population and a quarter of the world's landmass.
In the Renaissance tradition, Britannia came to be viewed as the personification of Britain, in imagery that was developed during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.
Britannia first appeared on the farthing in 1672, followed by the halfpenny later the same year; the model used, then and later, was Charles II's mistress, the Duchess of Richmond.
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  Royal Naval College, Greenwich - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Royal Naval College, Greenwich, was a Royal Navy training establishment between 1873 and 1998, in the centre of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site in London.
In late 1999, the University of Greenwich began teaching in the Queen Anne, Queen Mary and King William Courts, and in October 2001, the Trinity College of Music began teaching in King Charles Court.
Crest on the gate of the Royal Naval College
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Royal_Naval_College,_Greenwich   (210 words)

 Britannia Royal Naval College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC), Dartmouth, is the location of initial officer training in the Royal Navy, and is located on a hill overlooking the town of Dartmouth in the county of Devon, England.
King George V and King George VI were naval cadets at Dartmouth, as were the present Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales and Duke of York.
With the closure of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, in 1998, BRNC Dartmouth is the sole remaining naval college in the United Kingdom, through which all new naval officers pass; though other tri-service training establishments exist.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Britannia_Royal_Naval_College   (403 words)

 News | Gainesville.com | The Gainesville Sun | Gainesville, Fla.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC), Dartmouth, is the location of initial officer training in the Royal Navy, and is located on a hill overlooking the town of Dartmouth in the county of Devon, England.
The training of naval officers at Dartmouth dates from 1863 when the wooden hulks HMS Britannia and HMS Hindostan were moored in the River Dart.
With the closure of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, in 1998, BRNC Dartmouth is the sole remaining naval college in the United Kingdom.
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 Britannia - Tree For All
Britannia was stationed in the Mediterranean during 1794 in the French Revolutionary War and was the flagship of Vice Admiral Hotham off Toulon and in several skirmishes with the French fleet.
Britannia remained in the action until the end of the battle sustaining 52 casualties, 10 killed and 42 wounded, and was slightly damaged compared to other British ships.
Britannia was laid up in 1813 and hulked as a prison ship at Plymouth, where she remained until broken up in 1826.
www.treeforall.org.uk /trafalgar/TrafalgarWoods/Otherwoods/Britannia   (926 words)

 The Britannia Association - BRNC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
BRNC plan their own web site and more information can be found on the official web site for the Royal Navy - see links page.
The Royal Navy has a uniquely long and successful history and through it all runs a common thread, that has stretched from the days of the Armada, through the Napoleonic campaigns to the modern day conflicts of the Falklands and the Gulf.
It is the ability of Royal Naval officers to inspire their subordinates to undertake feats of bravery and endurance in the face of danger.
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 Naval War College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Naval War College (NWC) of the United States Navy is an education and research institution specializes in developing ideas for naval strategy passing them along to officers of the
The College was established on 6 October 1884 and its first president Commodore Stephen Luce was given the old building of Newport Asylum for the Poor in Newport Rhode Island to house it.
The College engaged in wargaming various scenarios from 1887 on and in time became a for the development of war plans.
www.freeglossary.com /United_States_Naval_War_College   (371 words)

 News Article: www.visitsouthwest.co.uk
Britannia Royal Naval College, set in 126 acres of landscaped grounds, is a magnificent Ministry of Defence establishment situated in a commanding position dominating the skyline above the picturesque coastal town of Dartmouth.
The Britannia Museum was opened in 1999 by HRH Prince Philip whilst celebrating the 60th anniversary of his time at Dartmouth; a time when he met, the then, Princess Elizabeth for the first occasion in the gardens of the Commodore’s residence.
Although Britannia Royal Naval College has been open to private groups on request over the years, it was not until Easter 1999 that the College open its doors to individual members of the public and groups on a more regular basis.
www.westcountrynow.com /main/articles/display.cfm?r=0.42375419&ref=317   (838 words)

Britannia is the female symbol of Britain and has been used on coins since the days of the Roman Empire.
Britannia was a province of the Roman Empire from the year AD 43 until 410.
Under William IV (1830-7) and Victoria (1837-1901), Britannia was used on the 16mm-wide fourpenny silver groat (not to be confused with the Maundy fourpence).
www.romanbritain.freeserve.co.uk /britannia.htm   (1624 words)

 BBC - Devon - News - New Commodore for Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth
There will be a lot of final polishing and cleaning of kit going on at Britannia Royal Naval College at Dartmouth on Thursday, as the college says goodbye to one commanding officer and welcomes the next.
Dartmouth college was also until recently the home of what became known as the "other Royal Yacht".
Bluebottle, a Dragon-class yacht, was presented to the Queen and Prince Philip from the members of the Island Sailing club at Cowes on the Isle of Wight in honour of their wedding in 1947.
www.bbc.co.uk /devon/news/012002/10/britannia.shtml   (397 words)

 Dartmouth, Devon-Off the Beaten Path in Search of a Maritime Dream
Upon catching a glimpse of signage pointing to Britannia Royal Naval College, I had but a short time to catch my breath before descending a steep hill to the college gate where I began my journey into the world of the Royal Navy and the history of the town of Dartmouth.
The naval college, hereafter known as BRNC (Britannia Royal Naval College), is situated on a hill overlooking the mouth of the River Dart, which empties into the English Channel nearly directly across from the famous shores at Normandy where troops landed in 1944 amidst heavy fire from the Germans.
I look fondly back on the days spent outside the boundaries of BRNC as, although beautiful from a distance, living at the naval college was much like spending your school years at the likes of West Point or Annapolis-great for tourists, not-so-great for insiders.
www.realtraveladventures.com /BackRoads/britannia_royal_naval_college_in_devonshire_england.htm   (1084 words)

 Britannia Information
Britannia on the reverse of a 50p coin.
During the 1990s a new term, Cool Britannia (a pun on the poem 'Rule Britannia' by James Thomson [1700 - 1748], and the song adapted from it, which is often used as an unofficial National Anthem), was used to describe the contemporary United Kingdom.
Britannia Village is a virtual British Village at http://www.yourbritishvillage.com.
www.bookrags.com /Britannia   (1012 words)

 BRNC Tours & Events » Tours » Public » Britannia Royal Naval College
We disembark guests as close to the main College building as possible, where the inside tour will be undertaken.
Please note that due to the situation of the College, constructed on a hillside in 1900, we are unable to accept any wheelchairs users at present.
All tours operate subject to current Britannia Royal Naval College operations.
www.brnc.co.uk /en/BRNCPublic.aspx   (631 words)

 The Mind Speaks » Blog Archive » Britannia Royal Naval College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
BRNC stands for Britannia Royal Naval College and not British Royal Naval College.
He speaks fondly of his cadet training days at Britannia Royal Naval College which is located at Darthmouth, Devon, England.
Perhaps I should scan some of the photos he took while at BRNC and the UK.
www.malcolmwong.com /2007/04/22/britannia-royal-naval-college   (138 words)

 Excursions Ltd
Dartmouth is not only home to the Royal Navy from its very earliest days but also the ideal stepping off point for a look at some of the less talked about aspects of the D-Day landings.
In 1872 the Prince of Wales sent his two sons to be trained at the college starting a tradition to be followed by the Royal family ever since.
The College’s small yet fine Museum has collected together many pictures and artefacts showing the history of BRNC from its beginnings in 1863 as two vessels moored in the River Dart, through the opening in 1905 of today's College and makes for a fascinating visit.
www.shore-excursions.co.uk /england-dartmouth-tour1.htm   (280 words)

 Auld Bio (91)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Royal Navy fighter pilot, Andrew D. "Andy" Auld commanded the men flying and maintaining the Sea Harriers of 800 Naval Air Squadron during the Falklands War.
Born in 1945 in Scotland, Auld won appointment to Britannia Royal Naval College at Dartmouth in 1963, where he first began to enjoy flying in the Tiger Moths.
Sent to the Directorate of Naval Air Warfare in the Ministry of Defense (MOD) in 1979, he served as the desk officer responsible for overseeing the debut of the Sea Harrier into operational service and the creation of 800 Squadron, the first frontline unit.
www.au.af.mil /au/goe/eaglebios/91bios/auld91.htm   (500 words)

 Research Collections Information Service Sheets at the Royal Naval Museum
Eighteen months later, he was appointed Commodore of HMS Pembroke, the Royal Naval barracks at Chatham.
Under Cunningham’s leadership, the Royal Navy scored two notable successes in the Mediterranean while the war was going badly elsewhere.
In October 1943, he was appointed as First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, the post in which he remained for the rest of the war.
www.royalnavalmuseum.org /info_sheets_andrew_cunningham.htm   (1092 words)

 Britannia Royal Naval College 1905-2005: A Century of Officer Training at Dartmouth (Jane Harrold , Richard Porter)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The development of naval education is examined, from the Selborne-Fisher Scheme of 1902, through the introduction of an all-eighteen year old entry in the 1950s, up to present day restructuring of the syllabus and academic faculty.
The College has also enjoyed a close association with the Royal Family, three twentieth century monarchs having received a Dartmouth education, in addition to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh (who provided the foreword), HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duke of York.
Finally the day-to-day life of the College, throughout a century punctuated by change, is examined to prove that the fundamental values of tradition, respect and leadership remain as valid today as one hundred years ago.
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 Navy News - News Desk - News - That was the year, that was   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Commanding officers past and present – 15 in all – joined Prince Michael of Kent to mark the 100th birthday of Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth at the last major act in a summer of events marking the centenary.
Celebrations on the Dart have ranged from informal to Royal, local to international, small to large, but each one has championed and embraced the ethos of the stone frigate which has dominated the landscape for a century.
Around one in six BRNC students is female and five out of six Dartmouth trainees today are university graduates, arriving in six intakes annually.
www.navynews.co.uk /articles/2005/0511/0005111702.asp   (867 words)

 Band of HM Royal Marines BRNC Dartmouth
The primary role of the five bands is to provide musical support for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, although during times of conflict they may be called upon to provide a wide range of military duties including medical support and Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Decontamination teams.
On the 28th of April 2004 the Band was granted the Freedom of Entry to the Town of Dartmouth in recognition of its commitment to the local community.
This year the Band looks forward to joining the Massed Bands of HM Royal Marines on Horse Guards Parade in June and a Summer Spectacular Concert at the Britannia Royal Naval College in July in celebration of 50 glorious years of the Band being based in Dartmouth.
www.royalmarinesbands.co.uk /reference/band_brnc.htm   (431 words)

 BRNC Tours & Events » Tours » Public » 'Britannia Wood' Tour
Moving towards the sports area of the College we drop back downhill (at last!) to the Royal Plot, where in 1939 the King and the Queen accompanied by two very young princesses planted the first 4, of what is now 35, Royal trees.
The College itself sits in a commanding position overlooking the town of Dartmouth, surrounded by superb parkland.
In selecting the area to be converted to natural woodland within the College grounds, care has been exercised to preserve those parts of the landscaped grounds which are integral to the views of the main College building from the town and the river, and reciprocal views from the College.
www.brnc.co.uk /en/BritanniaWood.aspx   (481 words)

 Royal Navy/Marines officer - Royal Navy/Marines Officer - Security and Armed Forces - Job Families & Articles - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Lieutenant Gavin Renaud is an observer in the Royal Navy.
I joined as a Naval College entry cadet straight after school, and then followed the standard route for aircrew officer entries.
Joined the Royal Navy as a Naval College entry cadet straight after school.
www.connexions-direct.com /jobs4u/pageFinder.cfm?cid=877&parent=761   (693 words)

 Royal Navy Case Study   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Whilst at BRNC I was fortunate enough to be selected for the Specially Selected Cadet Scheme which is a fast track programme.
My advice to anyone interested in a commission in the Royal Navy is to contact the ACLO as early as possible and to join the URNU.
There is no obligation to join the Royal Navy, but those who do have an excellent chance of being selected for fast track training at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.
www.hull.ac.uk /careers/Profiles/thenavy.htm   (608 words)

 Appointment of new Director for the National Maritime Museum : National Maritime Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Lately in command of the Britannia Royal Naval College at Dartmouth, he was responsible for the initial training and education of naval officers, both at the College and in units across 45 universities.
Subsequently, Roy Clare guided the process of opening Britannia Royal Naval College to paying visitors and helped to create within the College the first ever museum dedicated to officers-training in the Royal Navy; the Britannia Museum was opened in July 1999 by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron of the National Maritime Museum.
Owner of a small yacht and a naval member of the Royal Yacht Squadron, he participated in the first Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race, as Mate aboard the navy's yacht Adventure on her winning leg from Rio.
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