July 2013

England Rugby 2015 Campaign

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As the HMS Temeraire/HMNB Portsmouth lead applicant, we received our first visit from England Rugby 2015 on Tuesday as part of our World Cup Team Base campaign. Unknowingly this was the 1 st of 80 programmed visits by ER 2015 in response to the received questionnaires as part of the tender process. The three main objectives of the Team Base assessment visit was to:   To meet the key personnel involved in the application, those who know the facilities well and to introduce the key ER 2015 personnel who will be involved in the Team Base programme as they move towards the tournament. For the ER 2015 staff to answer any questions or concerns and provide clarity on any ma...

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Charles De Gaulle 36 – 19 HMS Talent

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A scratch side from HMS TALENT gave a good account of themselves during a recent visit to Toulon when they faced up against very strong opposition in the shape of a team from the French aircraft carrier CHARLES DE GAULLE. With a Ship's Company of 130 to draw from, TALENT were able to field a squad of 20 who faced considerable odds in the shape of a 35 man French squad drawn from the carrier's complement of 1300. A kit ‘malfunction' meant that TALENT had to borrow HMS OCEAN's kit but nonetheless the submariners were determined to play for the good name of the boat. Having spent much of the last 18 months at sea the RN side had only an hour to warm up and familiarise themselves with ...

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RNRU Patrons Draw

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The RNRU Patrons 6 monthly draw has been conducted for the 30 June 2013.  The prize draw winners are listed below.  Cheques have been posted and should have been received. £500 -  Nigel Williams Mr Steve Kirby has been drawn for the special prize:  2 England v France tickets (Paris) 2014 £250 - Kevin Hood £250 - Nick Washer £50 -   John Cunningham £50 -   Vaughan Powell £50 -   Alastair Finlayson £50 -   Christopher Palmer £50 -   Elaine Connor £50 -   Andrew Denham Congratulations from all at Royal Navy Rugby Union

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