(Postponed) Private Tour - Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth

Postponed due to Coronavirus. This popular tour will be reinstated once the Navy deems it safe to do so. Members who booked will receive a full refund.

The college is almost as old as the Royal Navy itself and its origins has links to Sir Walter Raleigh. It was bombed during the war, The Duke of Edinburgh and The Prince of Wales are past students and today all of the navy’s officers pass through its doors but with a shrinking navy it is under threat.

The Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) is an impressive building which dominates the town of Dartmouth and looks down on the River Dart from its hillside position. Its history reflects that of the Royal Navy itself. Originally housed in two training hulks, the Britannia and the Hindostan, in 1863 on the estate of Sir Walter Raleigh it has grown into the key training establishment it is today. The building was designed in 1905 by the same architect who built Admiralty Arch. It was bombed in 1942 which forced training to move to rural Cheshire for the rest of the war

The College reflects the history of the Royal Navy and we will be able to gain an insight into the College’s past, present and future during a two and a quarter hour private visit.

Demand is expected to be high and so this private tour is available only to members. To allow as many members to attend as possible we may have to split the tour in two - one starting at 10.30 and another at 2.45. If that happens then the lunch is timed so that both groups can enjoy the lunch.

Date: Tuesday 7 April 2020

Time: Meet 10:15, tour starts 10:00 and ends 12:45, lunch 13:00

Venue: Britannia Royal Naval College, optional lunch at Rockfish Dartmouth

Booking: [Book online]

Cost: CA members, tour £13.00, lunch £22.50 (two courses)

MEAL: You are invited to join other members for lunch at Rockfish, Dartmouth for a two-course meal for the special CA price of £22.50. For menu and details see below

Rockfish Seafood Restaurant will be known to many members. It’s where we hold our Christmas Lunch and is owned by CA Member and celebrity chef Mitch Tonks.

You must pay for the meal in advance when you book the tour but drinks (wine, beer, fruit juice, etc.) can be paid for on the day.


Glass of fizz on arrival


Anchovy Mayonnaise & Sourdough

Guindilla Peppers

Crisp Fried Salt and Pepper Brixham ‘Calamari’

Crisp Fried Queenies

Leigh on Sea Cockles with Malt Vinegar

Half Pint Norwegian Prawns

Main Courses

Crisp Fried Cod Fillet

Grilled Local Fish

Chargrilled Brixham Cuttlefish

Southern Fried Chicken

Beyond Meat Burger

Crisp Fried Fish Burger