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25 November 2019
All members of the RNIOA team were saddened to hear of the passing of Captain John Franklin Royal Navy. As a regular and generous contributor to our website, including his own service story, he will be greatly missed. We offer our sincere condolences to John's family and friends. Tony Mann, RNIOA.
19 November 2019
We are pleased to publish an article by Bob Young (Article #13), entitled "Brief Reflections of an RNIO Appointer". Please visit our articles page.
12 November 2019
We are pleased to publish an article by the RNIOA team (Article #12), entitled "Teaching Methods and Personal Experiences of Three RNIOs". Please visit our articles page.
08 November 2019
The 14th IOs lunch attracted 57 attendees and was a very enjoyable occasion by all accounts. Commander Brian Davies has taken over as organiser.
02 November 2019
We are very pleased to add Ian Mitchell's service story to the website (part two of his story to follow in due course).
14 October 2019
The 2019 annual IOs' lunch will take place at Portsmouth on Wednesday 6th November. Contact: Dick Abram (thomas.abram2@ntlworld.com).
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26 August 2019
The RNIOA is extremely pleased to present a scanned copy of the "Instructor Officer Branch brochure", dating from 1965, kindly provided by Mike Channon. Please see Article #11 on our articles page.
23 June 2019
We are pleased to publish an excellent article by Mike Channon (Article #10), entitled "The Ups and Downs of a Newly Qualified RNIO Weather Forecaster at Sea". See the articles page.
10 June 2019
RNIOA have created another item for our articles page (Article #9) - a historic video! HMS Rapid and HMS Cavalier race for the title of "Fastest ship in the fleet" (1971).
30 May 2019
We have received another item for our articles page (Article #8) by Mike Channon (A NATO Post in Norfolk, Virginia - Twice!). We have also added another 8 images to our gallery.
23 May 2019
We are very pleased to announce the addition of two more items to our articles page (Articles #6 & #7) by Mike Rose and John Nixon. We have also expanded the galleries with 5 more images.
14 May 2019
We are very pleased to announce the addition of another item to our articles page (Article #5) - "Hong Kong, HMS Tamar and the Royal Observatory" by Mike Channon. Mike has also kindly agreed to let us add twelve of his personal images to our "METOC" and "Individuals" galleries.