Membership Opportunities

Through The Alumni Association

  • Single point of contact with Britannia Royal Naval College
  • Access to visit BRNC with guests
  • Access to dine in the Wardroom
  • Access to witness Passing-out Parades
  • Access to social and recreational functions within BRNC
  • Access to College archives
  • Assistance in the organisation of reunions
  • Annual Britannia Bulletin – a review of the College year and the activities of the Britannia Association with additional articles of interest.
  • Alumni merchandise available for purchase

For further information and enquiries please contact the Britannia Association office, 01803 677565, 93749 7565 or

Membership Opportunities

At Britannia Royal Naval College

  • A personal identity card to allow access to BRNC and its facilities. For security and access availability, all Britannia Association members are required to notify the BA office on 01803 677565, 93749 7565 or 48 hours in advance of their proposed visit
  • Honours Boards for Founder Life Members in the College
  • BRNC as a reunion venue
  • Your wedding in the College Chapel subject to ecclesiastical law
  • Your child(s) Christening in the College Chapel

  • Wedding drinks receptions on the Quarterdeck
  • Access to archives for personal research (e.g. class lists, photos, records)
  • Access to the Britannia Association Common room
  • Sports Amenities subject to the purchase of a College Amenities Pass. Astroturf, Tennis Courts, Gym, Fitness Suite and Swimming Pool - all available throughout the year except for the pool, which is limited to opening times during the term due to Health & Safety
  • Dining in the Wardroom of BRNC with prior notice
  • College ball tickets on application
  • Second Hand Uniform

The Britannia Association welcomes the donation of uniform for onward sale with the proceeds going towards funds for future grants within BRNC.

Delivery and collection of items can be arranged through the BA Office.

For further information and enquiries please contact the Britannia Association office, 01803 677565, 93749 7565 or

Membership Opportunities

On The Water


Cornish Pilot Gigs

BOATING - Hawk 20 Day Boats and motor whalers.
Use of College resources is subject to availability and appropriate qualifications being held.
Requests require a notice of at least 72 hours.


Moorings available at current DIO daily rate throughout the year at Sandquay. Mooring fee will be advised on application. Notice of at least 72 hours is required.
All boats are subject to Dartmouth Harbour dues, payable to the Dartmouth Harbour Master.

All boats must hold suitable 3rd party liability insurance.
For further information and enquiries please contact the Britannia Association office by email on or by telephone on 01803 677 565 (Mil: 93 749 7565)

Membership Opportunities

In The Dartmouth Area

Dart Marina Hotel & Spa


Britannia Association members can enjoy a 10% discount off all food & beverage and health & fitness facilities

  • River Restaurant – Award winning, fine dining experience
  • River Lounge & Bar – Relaxed and comfortable
  • Devon Health Spa – Exclusive, luxury pampering for both men and women


All Britannia Association members can enjoy a 10% discount off the accommodation tariff, subject to the following exclusions:

  • Passing out parades (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
  • Regatta Week
  • Christmas and New Year
  • Easter

While the discount on accommodation is not available during these times, Dart Marina will honour the 10% discount on other charges

Reservations should be made direct with the Dart Marina, stating that you are a member of the Britannia Association

Restaurant booking is advisable to avoid disappointment

Britannia Association members should show their membership card at hotel and health spa receptions on arrival and in the bars and restaurants when placing their first order

Dart Marina
Sandquay Road

T: 01803 832580
F: 01803 835040

Townstal Farmhouse Hotel

A warm welcome awaits all members of the Britannia Association at this16th Century farmhouse hotel situated opposite the Townstal Gate of BRNC.

Seasonal, preferential rates/deals are available at time of booking confirmed with production of membership card.

All 16 en suite bedrooms are furnished to a high standard.

For the disabled guest our ground floor access is ideal complete with ramp, specially equipped shower room with grab rails and reserved parking bay to make your stay as convenient as possible.

An oak beamed lodge with warming log fire awaits you where you can unwind and enjoy aperitifs, after dinner drinks and coffee or simply relax with a book. The nearby bar and dining room with traditional Inglenook fireplace and oak furniture all combine to create a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy some excellent home cooking.

Townstal Farmhouse Hotel
Townstal Road

T: 01803 832300
F: 01803 835289

Dartmouth Golf and Country Club

Green Fee

Britannia Association members can enjoy a 25% discount off all green fees, when playing golf at Dartmouth Golf and Country Club, for themselves and up to 3 guests.

The booking of tee times should be made direct with the club pro, stating that you are a member of the Britannia Association

Tee time booking is advisable to avoid disappointment

Britannia Association members should show their membership card when booking in at the pro shop

Dartmouth Golf and Country Club

T: 01803 712686
F: 01803 712628

The Picnic Boat

Britannia Association members can enjoy a 10% tariff reduction on picnics on board The Picnic Boat, which is moored on the River Dart and cruises from Dartmouth.

Bookings should be made direct with The Picnic Boat, stating that you are a member of the Britannia Association and your card should be produced on arrival.

The Picnic Boat caters for up to 12 people and offers Romantic Trips for Two, family gatherings, children's birthday parties, celebratory treats or even wildlife watching trips. Cruises last from 1 to 2 1/2 hours depending on your requirements and subject to tide times.

The Picnic Boat operates from March to December, is heated and has a full canopy. It is fully licensed and offers the following picnics:

  • Seafood Heaven
  • The West Country Luxury Picnic
  • Breakfast Cruise
  • The Continental Picnic
  • Devon Cream Tea
  • Lobster & Champagne
  • Ploughman's Lunch
  • Farmer's Fare

Kevin and Rayne Ward would be delighted to hear from you and take your bookings.

M: 07968 752625

Campbell's B&B

Colin is a retired Royal Marine officer and airline captain. Colin previously ran a small, award winning hotel in Scotland before moving to Devon. Campbell's Bed and Breakfast has also twice won the award for best B&B in the South Hams.

Located in a quiet location with stunning views the B&B is only a 5-minute walk from Dartmouth town where there’s a good variety of restaurants, bistros and pubs

Normally open from Easter until mid-October please check with Colin for other dates.

Seasonal, preferential rates/deals are available at time of booking confirmed with production of membership card.

5 Mount Boone

M: 01803 833 438

Cladda House, Dartmouth

A warm welcome awaits all members of the Britannia Association at this Visit Britain Official 4 Star Gold Award property in Dartmouth.

Seasonal, preferential rates/deals are available at time of booking confirmed with production of membership card.

Offering a selection of Bed and Breakfast and Self Catering Apartments all furnished to a high standard. With free guaranteed On-site (off-street) parking and free WiFi.

Ideally located, in the historic Devon harbour town of Dartmouth, conveniently located for the BRNC & the Town Centre. Renowned for its delicious, homemade breakfasts featuring local, South Devon produce.

Cladda House
88 – 99 Victoria Road & Ford Valley

T: 01803 835957 & 07967 060003

T: 01803 839330 & 07967 060002


Membership Opportunities

In London

Justin Block Tailoring Ltd

Justin Block Tailoring is a made-to-measure tailoring business based in London and the South East which offers a 10% discount to BA members when quoting a membership number at the initial enquiry.

For those who require made-to-measure suits for both the City and Country a personal service is offered at a time convenient to them either at their office, club or home. With a large selection of different fabric weights and coloured linings to choose from, individual needs can be met and with suits taking approximately five weeks to complete members can quickly enjoy their purchases.

Justin was previously in charge of the made-to-measure tailoring service at Gieves & Hawkes, working in the City of London. In addition he has been a Director of TM Lewin and Charles Tyrwhitt.

M: 07795 470800


The Army & Navy Club (The Rag)

The Army and Navy Club, affectionately known as ‘The Rag’, is a Private Members Club in St James's, London, originally founded for former and serving officers of the British and Commonwealth Armed Services, and their immediate families. The Clubhouse combines the ambience of traditional and modern facilities without pretentiousness, and offers members, guests, and event organisers the ultimate homely feel.

The Britannia Association affiliate membership includes:

  • Use the Club’s bars and restaurants by prior arrangement (an online enquiry form must be completed in advance RAG/BA Introduction)
  • Access to Member Events programme, including the “Under 35s” series with supper clubs, shoot days, networking events and InterClub parties
  • 50% off the joining fee for any Britannia Association member joining the Rag as a full member
  • Exclusive discounts on stays at the Club and all-inclusive “Rag Weekend” packages for a taste of life at the Club
  • Use the Club for overnight stays (up to four nights per year, an online enquiry form must be completed in advance RAG/BA Introduction)

Guest rooms come complete with a host of amenities including toiletries, dressing gowns, morning newspapers and tea and coffee making facilities, air-conditioning, a television, radio and phone, and access to complimentary and secure Wi-Fi. All stays include continental breakfast, which is served in the bright and spacious Pall Mall Room (7.00 – 10.00 on Weekdays and 8.00 – 10.00 on Weekends).

Room Type

BA Daily Rate

BA Weekend Rate

Premier Single



Standard Single



Premier Double/Twin



Standard Double/Twin



Dartmouth Suite 614



Sandhurst Suite 613



Family Room



Milestone Reunions Packages - From £88.25 per person - Champagne Reception with Canapés Three-Course Dinner with Wine Coffee, Tea and Mints subject to a minimum of 20 guests.

21st Birthday Parties - From £70.00 per person - Reception Drinks, Three-Course Meal with Wine Coffee, tea and mints, Dancing, Free room hire - subject to a minimum of 20 guests.

Rag Weekend Pass - £299 all inclusive - A Taste of the Club - Two-night stay in a Premier Double Room for two guests with continental breakfast (available Friday and Saturday night only), Complimentary glass of Club Wine per person in the Smoking Room or Ribbon Bar & Terrace, Two-Course Lunch Menu for two at the Ribbon Bar & Terrace, Two-Course Club Menu dinner for two in The Coffee Room on Friday evening, subject to availability.

Please find details here

Members are entitled to four overnight stays at the Club per annum. General visits to the Club, for use of its bars and restaurants, by prior arrangement are welcomed, subject to a Letter of Introduction being received in advance of the visit via the dedicated Britannia Association section of the RAG’s website: RAG/BA Introduction

All bookings must be made at least 72hrs in advance and you must have your Britannia Association membership card with you to present on arrival.

36-39 Pall Mall

T: +44 (0)20 7930 9721

Membership Opportunities

On The Internet

The Britannia Association Web Site

  • Members Only Online Community
  • A secure environment for members to keep in contact, organise events and reunions
  • Comprehensive member database
  • News and social programme of Britannia Royal Naval College and the Britannia Association

Home and Animal Sitters – Maggie Harvey and John Harvey MBE

John and his wife Maggie offer Britannia Association member's favourable rates when booking their fully insured, reliable house sitting and animal/pet sitting service. John Harvey may be known to many of you as he served as the Commodore's House Manager at BRNC for 17 years before retiring in 2008.

Providing peace of mind while you are away, taking care of your home and highly experienced in managing large properties where security is paramount, John and Maggie can provide first class references. Based in Paignton, Devon but happy to travel anywhere in Devon & Cornwall and John and Maggie will consider any location in the British Isles.

T: 01803 842261

Peter Hicks Ltd

An array of high class, superior quality items including the ‘Mark The Moment' military statuettes. Peter Hicks Ltd undertake individual commissions and provide a reproduction and repair service for their bronze resin, painted, bronze, electro hallmarked silver and sterling silver statuettes.

Purchases made through the Britannia Association attract a 10% discount. E-mail details of what you wish to order to and we will do the rest for you.

Peter Hicks Ltd
The Studio, Russell Mill Lane,
Littleton Panell,
SN10 4ET

T: 01380 816340

Gillian Jones Designs – Nautical & Military Prints

Gillian Jones Designs present a range of nautical and military prints for you to enjoy and purchase online. Additional designs will be added over time; including Royal Air Force and Army prints. Please check the website regularly or contact us to find out progress! Britannia Association members can enjoy 10% off ALL orders with voucher code 'BRITDART' (used at the 'My Shopping Bag' page). Gillian Jones Designs are known for their service and quality, posting to UK and BFPO numbers. Worldwide postage is available on request.

T: 023 923 84 415

Hatty Boots - Quality Greeting Cards

The home of select, high quality on line greeting cards which includes a number of armed forces specific cards.

Britannia Association members can enjoy 10% off ALL Greeting Cards with voucher code 'BRITDART' (used at the 'My Shopping Bag' page).

Cards can be bought in Sterling or Euros, and stamps can be provided too.

Hatty Boots, known for their service and quality, provides free and fast p&p on all greetings cards to UK and BFPO numbers. Free Worldwide postage is available for orders over ten items.

Hatty Boots Ltd
41 Farlington Avenue

T: 023 923 84 162

The Military Mutual

'The Military Mutual' offer insurance cover designed around the individual to serving, veterans, family members or proud supporters of our Armed Forces. This includes home, military kit, landlord, small business or commercial cover you need The Military Mutual is known for service and quality, providing excellent insurance cover and support to the UK's Armed Forces.

The Military Mutual
7 Maltings Place
169 Tower Bridge Road

T: 0808 250 4307

Veterans Funerals UK

Veterans Funerals UK is a not for profit organisation who can help you plan ahead for the future with specialist funeral planning services. They also provide advice and support to bereaved families.

They work with funeral directors across the UK and Ireland who recognise the need for more affordable funerals for those who have served their Country referring you to them to ensure you have value for money.

The organisation looks to save you money whilst giving peace of mind when your time comes to those left behind.

11 Freda Routh Gardens
Fair Oak
SO50 7LY

T: 07889 009 393

Membership Opportunities

Commercial Supporters

Sands Road Framing Shop

A professional friendly locally run business which offers a complete framing service.

All work is carried out to the highest standard on the premises and offers preferential rates for Britannia Association members. They provide no obligation advice and a quotation that you can compare before you decide to go ahead. Sands Road Framing shop carries out all the framing work for the Britannia Association.

Britannia Association members should show their membership card at shop when enquiring about work and placing orders.

10/12 Sands Road

T: 01803 554583
F: 01803 554583

Paul Barclay Nautical Voyages

Paul Barclay artist and illustrator

1 Oxford Street
TQ6 9Al

T: 07814 901 460

The Oak House, Bruton

The Oak House, Bruton, Somerset the home of contemporary style accommodation, extends a very warm welcome to members of the Britannia Association

Preferential rates are available at time of booking, confirmed with the production of your membership card. A basket of home-made goodies are provided on your arrival along with a glass of sparkling wine.

There are 6 beautifully presented bedrooms, all with large ensuite walk-in showers, flat screen TV with DVD players, hospitality tray, hairdryer, iron and ironing board and complimentary wifi.

The Oak suite has two double bedrooms with a large open plan sitting room and kitchen and is perfect if you would like more space to relax.

A Somerset breakfast, featuring locally sourced and produced products from a variety of artisan producers is included in the price.

Oak House
Coombe Street
BA10 0EN

T: 01749 812 022

Maritime Heritage Tours

Visits & holidays to areas of Naval & Maritime interest across the world, holiday’s - with a Maritime flavour. These educational trips are primarily a holiday with the opportunity to explore (often "behind the scenes" that member of the public can’t enjoy) with plenty of free time to investigate a location too. Maritime Heritage Tours are not travel agents -simply group travel organisers but thy always book through an authorised UK travel agent with whom customers have a contract ensuring peace of mind. Travelers must carry appropriate travel insurance throughout all tours.

BA members can enjoy preferential rates/deals which are available at time of booking subject to confirmation of BA Membership

6 Seahorse Walk
PO12 1BH

T: 07977 534949

Pooley Swords

The leading Cutlers of swords, dirks and lances to the British Armed Forces, all Pooley Swords are forged from carbon steel and tested to the highest standards in the traditional way as laid down by Henry Wilkinson. All swords are etched and finished in workshops to the same high standards expected by the British and Commonwealth Armed Forces. Pooley Swords is now established as the leading supplier of swords to the British Armed Forces and the MOD as well as many Commonwealth and Overseas Defence Force.

All Britannia Association members can enjoy a 10% discount off published prices

1 Highdown House
Shoreham Airport
West Sussex
BN43 5PB

T: 01273 467277
F: 01273 462461

Crown Swords

Proud suppliers of the highest quality ceremonial swords and attire to the armed forces of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth.

All Britannia Association members can enjoy a 10% discount off published prices

T: Chris 07791322573

Royal Naval Club and Royal Albert Yacht Club

The Royal Naval Club established its roots way back in the 1860s and in 1971 it merged with the Royal Albert Yacht Club to form the current organisation. The Clubhouse stands within the old fortifications at one of the best sites in Old Portsmouth, overlooking the Governor's Green and with views over the Green and Long Curtain Battery to Spithead and the Isle of Wight.

The Club extends a warm welcome to all men and women who have an interest in maritime matters but also to those who enjoy the company of like-minded people in an atmosphere of conviviality and fun and who seek to contribute to the life of the Club through its many activities. It offers a prestigious venue with high quality catering for wedding, conference and private functions in historic function rooms and has several offices for rent with wonderful views.

All Britannia Association members can enjoy affiliate membership to the Club

17 Pembroke Road
United Kingdom

T: 0 23 9282 5924

Luci Designs

A graduate in jewellery design from Sir John Cass, Lucy Wilson creates contemporary and classic pieces that are visually compelling and unique. Working with precious and semi-precious stones, Lucy takes her inspiration from the natural world, architecture and vintage jewellery. Her award-winning designs have been worn by numerous celebrities including the Duchess of Cornwall.

Lucy creates her eye-catching pieces in a garden studio based in Hampshire, where she has been commissioned to design bespoke pieces for the Royal Navy, Armed Forces and Master Mariners. She also works closely with clients to create once-in-a-lifetime pieces to celebrate special occasions such as engagements, weddings and christenings.

For Britannia Association members preferential rates are available at time of ordering confirmed with production of membership card

T: 02392 005101

Rose Banfield Sword Refurbishment

Swords returned to parade quality at a fraction of the cost of purchasing a new sword.

All Britannia Association members can enjoy preferential rates.

T: Richard 07798 927 288