Refurbished Bar Area for Officer Cadets

30 September 2019

A tired and dated recreational area at Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) has been given a new lease of life thanks to a £30,000 grant from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC).

For over 150 years, BRNC Dartmouth has provided initial training for Naval officers and sees over 1000 Officer Cadets pass through each year.

The Senior Gunroom Bar and 'Snug' is very well used by Officer Cadets, however it was in urgent need of an update and had even fallen into disrepair in some areas.

The bar before the renovation
The bar area before the renovation...

The area has now been repaired and updated, with heritage colours, fabrics, and flooring used. This projects falls under the RNRMC's Quality of Life Pathway, which provides enhancements to facilities and services to improve the Naval Service experience for all who serve and their families.

Bar area after renovation
...and after!

The project has been overseen by Captain Lee Goode RM, who said: 

"The RNRMC grant has helped to transform an important area of the college. The rooms are refurbished sympathetically to the heritage of the college, making a drastic improvement to the hundreds of cadets. It will directly benefit all current and future Mess Members and the large number of visitors who use our facilities."

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