Twinning Agrrement resigned

  • Author: Nichola Aldridge
  • Date: Tuesday 18th December 2018

An agreement linking Britannia Royal Naval College with the French Navy equivalent has been reaffirmed during a meeting between representatives from both organisations.


Captain Jol Woodard, the Commanding Officer of BRNC, and Rear Admiral Eric Pages, Flag Officer École Navale, re-signed the twinning agreement, during a visit by a delegation from the French Navy to Dartmouth.


The agreement, which was last signed in 2016, is based on treaties and letters of intent signed between the two nations in 2010 and 2011.  It acknowledges the clear opportunities for co-operation that exist and aims to enhance the strong relationship between the establishments.


Capt Woodard said: “We have enjoyed a good relationship with the École Navale for a number of years.  The re-signing of the twinning agreement acknowledges our intention to continue working with them to find opportunities for Cadets and staff members from both Colleges to meet regularly for training purposes, as well as for cultural, sporting, social and remembrance events.  We believe that early integration increases the knowledge of each other’s Navy and will be a tremendous benefit to both sets of Cadets as their careers develop.”


The delegation from the French Navy spent two days at BRNC, accompanied by the British Naval Attaché from Paris.  During their stay they were briefed on the different elements of training provided at BRNC, including command, leadership and management training delivered by the Royal Navy Leadership Academy, and strategic studies delivered in partnership with Plymouth University.

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