September Online Talk

Posted on Tuesday 8 September 2020

Book your place now for our next ARNO Online Talk – Thursday 17 September at 1900 hrs with Captain Roger Readwin, Commanding Officer BRNC who will present on Training Our Future Naval Leaders for the 21st century. Members will have the chance to hear about how training is now delivered at BRNC, what is taught and how it might differ from their time at Dartmouth. We look forward to welcoming Roger as our third Guest Speaker in our new series of online talks.

Captain Readwin joined the Royal Navy as a warfare officer in 1991 and is now in charge of the world-renowned Naval College. On appointment in September 2019, he said:

“To Command Britannia Royal Naval College is an absolute privilege and honour, having previously been both a cadet and a staff officer at this incredible institution. In all our endeavours as a Naval Service, it is the leadership and quality of our naval officers which remains our asymmetric advantage. The foundations of leadership, underpinned by the core values of the Naval Service, coached and mentored here at Britannia Royal Naval College, is why Dartmouth is a very special place for any naval officer.”

Following his first appointment at sea, on board the Mine Countermeasures Vessel, HMS Berkeley, Roger specialised as a Mine Warfare, Diving and Explosives Ordnance Disposal Officer in 1998 and subsequently served on board HMS Middleton as the Executive Officer.

Captain Readwin was promoted to Commander and took Command of the Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland in 2010. During his time on board the ship deployed to the Middle East on counter piracy operations and participated in direct support to the NATO led Libyan Campaign. Promoted to his current rank in 2016, he took the role of Captain Minewarfare and Patrol Vessels, Diving and Fishery Protection.

A former Royal Navy Rugby player, he represented the Royal Navy team from 1991 to 2003 and won six Inter-Service caps. He is currently the Chairman of Western Rugby.

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