Oral History Project - official launch

  • Author: Nichola Winstanley
  • Date: Monday 14th December 2015
Oral History Project - official launch

In December The Britannia Museum Trust officially launched the Oral History Project set to capture the memories of former cadets and understand more about life and training at the college since the 1930's.

Guest of honour for the day was Captain Anthony Crum, 96 who walked the corridors of BRNC for the first time that day since setting foot in the college 83 years ago. He met three 13-year old students from Dartmouth Academy, who asked him about his experiences at the same age as a young cadet and how he survived at sea during Worl War II.  

The records obtained from the former cadets, many now in their 80's and 90's, will help raise the public's awareness of the importance of BRNC historically and currently. Always preparing cadets as future Naval leaders when they will protect the UK's interests, provide humanitarian assistance, prevent conflict and provide security at sea across the globe.

The project has been made possible with significant funding from Heritage Lottery Fund and the Britannia Association.

A number of BA members have already been interviewed and recorded by local volunteers and will form part of an archive at the museum for future academic study and analysis. If you are interested in getting involved in the project, please contact the project manager, Fiona Clampin, by email: brncoralhisotryproject@gmail.com

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