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I mentioned this on another thread but for anyone interested in seeing 'Remembrance', this coming November the University of Plymouth will be screening the film.
It was actor Gary Oldman's 1st film role and is about a group of Devonport-based Royal Navy ratings who, due to sail to America for a six-month NATO exercise, go out on the town on their last night in port, hitting Plymouth's notorious Union Street district, with violent results.
It is on at 7pm November 6th 2017 and tickets are available to all:
This should also be shown from a newly completed digital scan of the original film print and so should be looking as good as it did on the original release. For many people connected with the Navy, the film and the area, it will be the first opportunity to see this movie in the city that it was set and shot!
In a break from tradition, in which entry into the Royal Navy Police (RNP) cadre has been by sideways entry from RN branches, the Naval Service now offers Direct Entry Service Police as a career option.
Direct Entry and Inter Service Transfer (IST) candidates will be rated Leading Hand (LH) after an initial 65 week training pipeline and candidates from the RM, Army and RAF will also join the RNP as LH.
Applications can be accepted from next week (14th March).
All RNP candidates will be processed in the same way as other Rating candidates; however individuals will be required to complete a 2 day RNP Specialisation Selection Board which will held at HMS Excellent prior to PRNC(R). The 2 day selection board will consist of an interview, observation and group exercises, presentations, practical leadership tasks and physical testing to help determine a candidate’s aptitude for a Service Police role.
Minimum Age on Entry: 18
Maximum Age on Entry: 37...
"Leadership is just plain you"
Field Marshal Slim
I've been asked by PM about what RN Officers do in terms of leadership and their people. The following is my thoughts after nearly two decades in the Navy; take it solely as my musings and not the irrevocable truth. However, the long term benefits of suncreen have been medically proven (especially in the Gulf), and if I could offer just one piece of advice, it would be to wear suncreeen*...
We do 3 main types of leadership in the RN.....