Dartmouth Liaison

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  • Date: Friday 5th February 2010
Dartmouth Liaison

Dartmouth and Britannia Royal Naval College welcomed the Officers and Cadets of the École Navale, Brest in late January as their training flotilla sailed into port for its traditional, annual liaison visit. There has been a longstanding twinning agreement between the two establishments and the training ship visit is just one of the areas of joint activity.


Lieutenant Ronan Sevette, the French Liaison Officer in BRNC, welcomed his compatriots to Devon. Ronan joined the College in July and is living in Dartmouth with his wife Sophie and children, eight-year-old Paol, Titouan aged seven and nine-month-old baby Liam.


When the Training Squadron sailed up the Dart last February there were blizzard conditions for them to contend with, in 2010 they arrived as a thick blanket of fog settled over the estuary. Fortunately the sun won through on the day and everyone onboard the French Ships Guépard, Tigre, Lynx, Glycine and Eglantine had a most enjoyable visit.


The ships left Dartmouth to continue their training and the next weekend the inter-collegiate games took place with a contingent of BRNC Cadets travelling across the channel to participate in sports such as rugby, football and swimming. The weekend was a huge success and although BRNC were not the overall winners of the competition the spirit of ‘twining’ was certainly honoured.



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