Commodore John Keegan OBE RN


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I was lucky enough to serve in the Royal Navy for some 36 years between 1977 and 2013 at which time I was medically discharged with Parkinson’s like symptoms.

I often wonder how this choice of Career came about: I suspect strongly that it was because my Father said that I couldn’t join up and I didn’t know if he meant that I may not or could not. 

Soon my 18th Birthday I applied anyway!

So, I arrived at the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth (just known a BRNC for short) along with a long list of clothing items considered essential (such as stiff collar and studs, non-metallic hangers etc) and the great adventure began.

Written by Commodore John Keegan OBE RN
Commodore John Keegan OBE RN